Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat Euro-MP for South East England, is the highest placed British person in the GFS Power 50 list of the most influential figures in the tricky field of global financial regulation.
The list is voted on by readers of Global Financial Strategy, and Sharon Bowles came out twentieth due to her role as Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. This committee of MEPs has an important role in debating and amending European-wide financial regulation, including new rules on bank capital and bankers’ bonuses.
Sharon Bowles came ahead of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (25), former Prime Minister Gordon Brown (35), Bank of England Governor Mervyn King (39) and FSA Chairman Lord Turner (48).
With thanks to the Liberal Democrat European Group for this story.