Stuart Lang

International Rugby Player & Businessman

Former international rugby player, Stuart Lang has forged a highly successful career in financial services, holding senior positions at Sage, Royal Bank of Scotland, Capgemini, Deloitte and now EY, where he is a partner. Stuart is part of a team at EY who regularly advise industry leaders and government on the impact of emerging technologies on the financial services sector. Most recently he co-authored the Open Banking Standard – a guide to how open banking data should be created, shared and used by its owners and those who access it.

The document was the culmination of work by the panel of industry experts set up by HM Treasury to form the Open Banking Working Group. At the event, Stuart will present Principles and reality – what’s important and what isn’t. Stuart joins a distinguished line-up of expert speakers at the conference who will discuss the realities associated with managing privacy and the use of personal data, and, particularly in the context of open banking, debate how the expectations of established businesses, innovators and consumers can be met.

The overall objective is to get a fresh perspective of what the world might look like three to five years after the new regulations have been in force. Stuart Lang says:

“Financial services are set to be significantly disrupted as open banking reconfigures the traditional value chain bringing huge opportunities for consumers and businesses alike but this transformation must be carefully navigated as the industry seeks the optimal balance between information sharing, risk and regulation. It is also vital that positive relationships are developed between start-ups and banks to enrich the ecosystem of the industry. A truly collaborative approach throughout financial services will ensure we plot the best course in a world of technological change.”

To book Stuart Lang as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Stuart is known to cover the following topics:

  • Technology & Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Finance & Futurism
  • Open Banking Working Group
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Open Banking Standard