Paul Symons is Head of Public Affairs at Euroclear SA/NV. He is responsible for managing Euroclear’s relationships with those stakeholders that influence the regulatory and political context in which Euroclear operates (e.g. the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, policy think-tanks etc). He is a board member of the European Central Securities Depositories Association and chairs the Association’s Policy Working Group.
Mr. Symons joined Euroclear in 2002, following the merger with CRESTCo (now Euroclear UK & Ireland), the central securities depository for UK and Irish securities. At CRESTCo, he was Head of the Retail and Public Affairs department, with responsibility for marketing, public relations and CRESTCo’s strategic approach to the retail market.
Previously, Mr. Symons spent seven years working in the Banking Supervision division of the Bank of England.
Mr. Symons holds a degree in History from the University of London (UK).