Steve Conley is an eminent British businessman and philanthropist who campaigns for higher standards of professionalism in the financial services industry. He argues that society’s first priority is to lift people out of poverty, the second is to improve their well-being. The ethos of the age dictates that wealth makes us happy, and the purpose of financial services is to make people wealthy.
A man who is ahead of his time, Steve campaigns for governments, professional/trade bodies, organisations and individuals take a more active role in improving well-being ahead of consumption, with his proposals for an international standard for codes of ethics in financial services and his portfolio of values-based commercial activities under the umbrella of Values Based Adviser. We are living in an age of a noticeable shift towards his call for values based economics, and Steve leads from the front.
Steve is the leader of the Market Integrity Team of the Transparency Task Force, he runs the 2017 Codes of Conduct Audit of over 70 professional bodies, trade associations and standards boards across the Financial Services Industry. Founding chairman of Values Based Adviser and Master Life Planner, this former head of investments of HSBC, RBS Group and Santander currently runs a portfolio of directorships of values based organisations and community projects aligned with his aim, to promote greater well-being in the world.