Sir Michael Hintze

Sir Michael Hintze is a British-Australian businessman, philanthropist and Conservative Party patron, based in the United Kingdom.

Due to his expertise in global financial markets, Hintze has been tapped to sit on a number of boards and government panels. He was appointed by the Australian Treasury to sit on a four-person International Advisory Panel to support the Financial Systems Inquiry (FSI), which is focused on issues impacting Australia’s economy such as technological change, Australia’s global competitiveness and offshore regulatory frameworks.[17]

Hintze was appointed by Pope Francis to the board of the Vatican Bank (officially known as the Institute for the Works of Religion). According to ValueWalk, “The addition of Hintze is viewed as a significant positive for the Vatican” due to the fact that he is a “no nonsense manager with deep insight into a broad range of international finance matters.”

In the UK, Hintze was also appointed to serve on the Fair and Effective Markets Review, a joint review by the Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) focused on raising standards of conduct in the financial system. He also sits on the Finance & Audit Committee of the Duchy of Cornwall.