Joost Mulder has been appointed Head of Public Affairs and leads Finance Watch’s advocacy work in Brussels.
Joost is well-known in Brussels, having worked for four years at a leading public affairs firm on behalf of financial industry clients, and three years before that in the European Parliament for one of the coordinators in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
In previous roles he has worked on hedge funds, short selling and taxation dossiers and has also been active in capital requirements, conglomerates and crisis management. Besides his native Dutch, Joost is fluent in French and English, and has a good command of German.
Greg Ford has been appointed Head of Communications and is responsible for Finance Watch’s media relations and communications in Europe.
Greg’s experience includes nine years as a financial journalist covering M&A and international financial law, and two years writing about financial regulatory reform.
He has been an associate at the think tanks new economics foundation and Re-Define and before that was editor of the Financial Times Group publication dealReporter. Before training as a journalist, he spent five years in the International Tax team at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Finance Watch expects to announce further staff hires shortly.