John Adams was previously the Manager for China at the Bank of England, where he worked from 1973 to 1994 on such areas as Basle I, repayment of Chinese defaulted bonds, and Banking Supervisory Policy. He was subsequently Adviser for China at West Merchant Bank, a London investment bank, specialising in power sector financing. He now runs China Financial Services, a consultancy providing advice to the financial sector in London and China.
He was also previously Technical Director of the British Council’s China Financial Sector Training Programme, which placed 229 Chinese financiers from the banking, insurance and securities sectors for up to one year’s work experience in London.
Bob's current focus is on the Finance sector. He leads the Information Systems practice within HR China International as well as advising China Financial Services on international and IT strategy.