Hugh Stevenson

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Sir Hugh Stevenson joined the Financial Services Authority (FSA) Board as a non-executive director in June 2004, serving as deputy chairman during 2010, his final year with the FSA.

He is now a member and interim chair of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, which advises the UK Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and former Minsters on applications made to it under the Business Appointment Rules, about appointments former Ministers, senior civil servants and other Crown servants wish to take up on leaving government. [1]

Stevenson stepped down as chair after December 2014, when a new ACOBA chair was appointed.


Stevenson was chairman of Equitas Limited, and The Merchants Trust Plc (2000-2010) and a non-executive director of Standard Life (1999-2008).

He was a managing director of S.G. Warburg's investment banking business from 1987 to 1995 and Chairman of Mercury Asset Management Group plc from 1992 until 1998. He began his career at Linklaters & Paines solicitors after graduating from University College Oxford. He later took the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.[2]

Hugh is also a non-executive director of the British Museum Company and Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital's Redevelopment Board.


  1. Message from the Chairman, ACoBA website, acc 16 February 2012
  2. The Financial Services Authority website, About Us Last viewed 01.02.07