Clare Woodman

Clare Woodman
Clare Woodman is Head of EMEA and CEO of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc. responsible for the setting and delivery of the bank’s business strategy across EMEA. She is a member of Morgan Stanley’s global operating and management committees and also chair of Morgan Stanley Europe SE. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2002 from Clifford Chance.

Clare is a Trustee of the Morgan Stanley International Foundation, the bank’s philanthropic arm, which has been active in developing regional outreach programmes to communities across EMEA for more than 25 years. She also plays a central role in overseeing the firm’s long-standing partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), championing its life-saving efforts in the health and wellbeing of children across the UK and internationally.

A long-standing advocate for greater corporate inclusion, Clare has helped spearhead a number of women-leadership development programs. She is an active sponsor of the firm’s Women’s Business Alliance network, which is a key strategic contributor to the development of policies and programmes designed to encourage the career development of women at Morgan Stanley.

Clare’s expertise and influence on the wider financial service industry is emphatic. She currently sits on the UK Investment Council, FCA Markets Practitioner Panel and is Chair of the US-UK Business Council. Clare studied at the London Business School where she obtained her MBA and in 2020 was awarded a CBE for Services to Finance.

As mother to three boys, Clare appreciates the pandemic has increased uncertainty about the future for young people. It is now more important than ever that they have the tools needed to develop a thorough understanding of money, student loans, savings and pensions to ensure they are well positioned for the ups and downs ahead, and to cut through the layers of jargon that can be confusing. Clare is proud to be part of FT FLIC, working to help women, young people and minorities, because greater financial education and understanding benefits everyone—individuals, families, and the wider economy.