Barbara Ridpath

Chief Executive, International Centre for Financial Regulation, London

Barbara Ridpath is the chief executive officer of the International Center for Financial Regulation. Prior to this position, she was executive managing director and head of ratings services at Standard & Poor's (S&P), responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before that she was managing director and chief credit officer, Europe, based in S&P's London office, where she was responsible for the development and application of ratings policy in Europe including its global consistency. Ms. Ridpath joined S&P in 1983 after three years as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. From 1986 onwards, she worked in S&P's European network, holding a broad range of positions. Ms. Ridpath spearheaded S&P's move into international securitisation based in London in the late 1980s and ran S&P-ADEF in Paris from 1990 to 1993. From 1993 to 1998 she was a senior credit officer at JPMorgan Europe, rejoining S&P in 1998. Ms. Ridpath holds an A.B. from Smith College and an M. B. A. from Columbia University.


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