A key challenge for the financial services industry is figuring out what its people do versus what its technology does, and identifying how these two things fit together.

Anna Anthony

EY UK Managing Partner, Financial Services

Passionate about helping the financial services industry become a force for social good. Champion of creating a culture of equality where people feel they belong. Keen wildlife photographer.

As UK Financial Services Managing Partner, Anna is responsible for a team of over 200 partners and 4,500 people dedicated to serving the UK financial services industry. Anna is responsible for some of the member firm’s largest clients globally, and is the first female financial services leader in the UK.

As a tax professional, Anna previously ran the EY EMEIA Financial Services Tax & Legal practice, where she helped shape the innovation of EY tax services, developing technology-led solutions for clients and building the legal offering within EY EMEIA financial services.

Anna works closely with the corporate social responsibility team, and plays a pivotal role driving the organization’s sustainability agenda.

In addition to her role at EY, Anna is a Non-Executive Director for the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange, a non-profit organization providing leadership in promoting international trade and investment flows.

Anna read Law at Cambridge, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002.

How Anna is building a better working world

“It’s easy to forget how important financial services is to the wider economy and to people’s lives. Every single engagement is about helping clients successfully navigate through this almost constant age of transformation. I am helping to build a better working world by doing that well and when I succeed, the industry can do what it does best – creating sustainable growth, prosperity and peace of mind for the hundreds of millions of people who rely upon it.

“Financial services underpins society and should be seen as a force for good that can create long-term value. We must all play our part in creating a stronger, fairer and more sustainable financial services industry.”

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