Laurel C. Powers-Freeling

Senior Advisor To Bank Of England & UK Country Manager & Chairman Of The European Insurance Business At American Express Services Europe

Ms. Laurel C. Powers-Freeling serves as a Senior Adviser to Bank of England. Ms. Powers-Freeling served as the Head of UK Consumer and Small Business Card Operations for American Express Company since February 2005. She served as UK Country Manager & Chairman of the European Insurance Business at American Express Services Europe Ltd.

She served as the Managing Director of the Wealth Management Division at Lloyds TSB Group Plc and served as was the Finance and Strategy Director of their UK Retail Banking Division. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of Marks & Spencer Financial Services plc from November 2001 to November 2004, where she was responsible for launching its credit card. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of Marks & Spencer Money.

She served as the Chief Executive Officer of Marks and Spencer Retail Financial Services Holdings Ltd. She served as the UK Country Manager & Chairman of the European Insurance Business at American Express Services Europe Ltd. She served as the Managing Director of loyds TSB which she joined in 1994 as Group Finance Director for Lloyds Abbey Life rising to Director of Finance and Retail Development within UK Retail Banking. She began her career as a Consultant with McKinsey & Co., moving then to Morgan Stanley and on to Prudential PLC. She spent 30 years in banking and insurance.

She serves as Chairman of Board of Directors of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited and has been its Independent Non-Executive Director since July 1, 2015. She serves as a Non-Executive Director at Bank of England. She was a Director of Environmental Resources Management Limited. She served as a Non Executive Director of ACE European Group Limited from May 2012 to July 07, 2015. She has been a Non-Executive Director of Callcredit Information Group Limited since August 2014. She serves as a Non Executive Director at BBA-LIBOR Ltd and Bank of Ireland UK PLC.

To book Laurel C. Powers-Freeling as the finance speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Laurel is known to speak on the following topics:

  • Finance & Futurism
  • Bank of England
  • European Insurance Business
  • Drive & Determination