The London Chapter was founded in 2011 by Thomas Apffel and Mathieu Bouthillier. Over the years, the London Chapter has hosted distinguised speakers such as James R. Wright, Canadian High Commissioner to the UK, Julian Callow, Chief European Economist at Barclays Capital, Dr. Jon Danielson from the London School of Economics.

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Conrad Harrington (President)

Since June 2010, Conrad has been working as an analyst at Tulchan, a financial communications advisory firm based in London with clients in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. Previously he worked in corporate finance and has also worked for investment managers in both London and Canada, including Smith & Williamson and MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier. Conrad speaks fluent English and French. He received of a Bachelor of Commerce Co-op Degree from Dalhousie University and has an MSc. from Exeter University.

Steven Trafford Taylor

Steven Trafford Taylor is a teaching associate at Queen Mary College, University of London.  He teaches contract law to undergraduate students.  His academic background is in English contract law, company law, corporate governance and general private law matters.  Steven is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.  He trained as a corporate lawyer at an international law firm in London.  Steven has a B.A. from Concordia University, Montreal.  He received an LL.B. from the University of London and is a candidate for an LL.M. at the London School of Economics.  In addition, he was a visiting student at the University of Connecticut and Peking University.

Jackie Nixon

Originally from Toronto, Jackie has been in London for over 4 years having previously studied Commerce at Dalhousie University. In London, Jackie works for Goldman Sachs focusing on Corporate Equity Derivatives. She primarily covers Emerging Market clients with a focus on Russia and Middle East.

Anne Cobbett

Originally from Montreal, Anne has lived in London for two years.  She went to McGill University for her undergraduate degree in Art History followed by a Diploma in Environmental Science.  She later attended the University of Ottawa for law school.  In London, Anne is now a dual-qualified English solicitor and Ontario lawyer at Fasken Martineau LLP.  Her practice is a mix of corporate transactions including business acquisitions, equity financings and listings on AIM and the TSX (largely in the mining and oil & gas industry).

Colin J. Deeks

Originally from Toronto, Colin has been in London for almost four years, having previously attended Queen's University and worked in Toronto for RBC Dominion Securities.  In London, Colin has worked in management consulting for Capco, advising Banks and Asset Managers on performance improvement initiatives, and now works for PwC in the M&A advisory team, working primarily on buy-side due diligence assignments, carve outs and post-deal integration projects in the financial services sector.