Chris Bilsland

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 Chris Bilsland

Chris Bilsland

London CIV , Non-Executive Director

Chris retired in 2014 as the Chamberlain of London - an ancient office dating back to 1237. However, in his modern role as the City Corporation’s Director of Finance Chris was responsible for the finances of an organisation with a turnover of around £600m p.a. investment assets of over £4bn, operating across public, private and charitable sectors. 

Chris’s career dates back to 1972 and he has worked in both the public and private sector, with his first appointment as a chief financial officer being at Somerset County Council in 1981. Chris has been a national Financial Advisor, President of the Society of County Treasurers and President of CIPFA from 2011/2012. In 2013 he was named as Chief Financial Officer of the Year.

Chris was previously an advisor to the Scheme Advisory Board from its formation, a member of the Advisory Board to the Public Sector Deposit Fund and an advisor to London Councils on the formation of its Pensions Collective Investment Vehicle. He is now a NED and chairs its Investment Oversight Committee.

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