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CBI beefs up London leadership team in preparation for Brexit negotiations

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The CBI, which advocated staying in the EU, is now preparing for Brexit negotiations
The CBI, which advocated staying in the EU, is now preparing for Brexit negotiations (Source: Getty)

Business group the CBI has refreshed its London leadership team as the organisation prepares for a turbulent few years representing the capital’s firms in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Vivian Hunt, managing partner for top consulting firm McKinsey’s UK and Ireland offices will become chair of the CBI London council, while CBI insider and former corporate banker Simon Moore will take over as the new day-to-day head of the organisation’s London and South region.

The CBI said Moore will use his 20 years of experience in the City, spent at the likes of Barclays, Lloyds, Chase Manhattan and ABN Amro, to support the square mile through the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

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He said: “London finds itself at a crossroads. Keeping London’s place at the front of the global line up is a top priority for the capital’s businesses.”

Hunt, who also pioneers McKinsey’s work on diversity in business, added: “At this critical time for the capital, the CBI will be striving for the best Brexit outcome for London and the UK.”

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