Magnus Falk





Magnus has had a 30 year career using technology to help businesses innovate. He has led, advised and been a non-executive in the Financial Services, Government and Technology sectors.

A mining engineer by training, he graduated with a first class honours from Imperial College and has mined gold, diamonds and coal.

Following a short service commission in the British Army, he enhanced his technology delivery skills at Accenture: coding, designing, testing and managing projects.

Having delivered numerous projects for Credit Suisse with Accenture, he finally joined the firm and built the Investment Bank’s first Project Services function, delivering the ability for rapid change, which was part of Credit Suisse’s growth to join banking’s “premier division”, sadly we know what happened later.

Moving into technology management in 2000, he held numerous leadership positions as Head of IT, COO for IT and CIO for EMEA, as technology became yet more important in the Bank.After almost 20 years with Credit Suisse, he joined the UK Government as a CTO in the Government Digital Service, building options to make delivery easier for hundreds of Government CIO’s and chairing the Technology Leaders forum.

Magnus started a portfolio career in 2015 and alongside various board roles, he spent 4 years with the UK Financial Conduct Authority as their first senior advisor with a technology background, focussing on improving outcomes and reducing harm through better use of technology.

Magnus is now on the boards of Nomura European Holdings (and some of its subsidiaries), Instinet International Limited and the UK Serious Fraud Office. He advises Zoom Video Communications on growth in EMEA, and did so throughout the pandemic period, as well as advising the Houses of Parliament Renewal and Restoration programme as a member of their technology advisory board.