David Charters

David Charters is a former diplomat turned investment banker and businessman. He is the author of six novels and two collections of short stories set in the City of London and is a former magistrate, co-founder of the Beacon Prize for Philanthropy and has held a number of board roles in the voluntary sector, as well as in finance and business. He is Chairman of the capital markets think tank New Financial, and has a strong interest in the promotion of better and more efficient financial markets. Particular personal interests include social mobility and equality of opportunity, and cyber security and evolving forms of conflict.