From November 1996 until 30 June 2013, Gary Collyer was Technical Adviser, and then Senior Technical Adviser, to the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), where he was instrumental in drafting hundreds of opinions related to ICC rules. In his ICC role, Gary has been chair of the ICC Working Group for the development of the ISP98, the strategy for a revision of UCP500 and a member of the ICC Working Groups for the development/revision of URR525, URC522, e-UCP and ISBP. He was also chair of the Working Group for the revision of UCP500 and updating of the ISBP and eUCP. More recently, he was the chair of the Drafting Group for the revision of ISBP Publication 681 (now Publication 745) and chair for the development of ICC rules in respect of the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) (ICC Publication 750).
Gary is the editor of seven ICC opinion/DOCDEX publications and an editorial board member of Documentary Credit World. He is a regular speaker at ICC and other external seminar events on a global basis. In February 2013, he was appointed ‘Visiting Professor' by the ifs University College.
On April 1, 2006 Collyer Consulting LLP (Collyer Consulting Global Ltd with effect from 1 September 2013) was created with the sole aim of providing banks, importers, exporters and logistics companies with high quality, reasonably priced, consultancy services ranging from the traditional consultancy role through to development of training material, review of transaction and legal documentation, and the provision of consistent, accurate and up-to-date information relating to existing offerings, and new initiatives and developments in international trade.
From 2002-2006, Gary was Corporate Director and Global Head of Traditional Trade Services, Trade Finance and Product Delivery for the Transaction Banking Group at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Based in London, he was responsible for the development of the trade service and trade finance products including the tailored design and implementation of solutions on a global basis. He also had global responsibility for the continued development and delivery, from a product management perspective, of the underlying policies, documentation and procedures for traditional trade services solutions (i.e., Letters of Credit, Collections, Guarantees, etc.) and trade finance.
Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Gary was Vice President and Senior Technical Adviser at Citibank, London from August 1998 until May 2002. Gary started his banking career in 1973 with Midland Bank plc in London (which subsequently was acquired by HSBC), progressing to Manager of the Letter of Credit Department and Senior Technical Adviser.
Dave Meynell is a Trade Finance professional with a long background in the business. Having decided on a career change, based on a wish to work independently in the future, Dave established TradeLC Advisory in 2013 as an autonomous advisory and consultancy service. He was appointed as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in June 2013, having previously been a member of the ICC Group of Experts analysing and providing ICC official opinions.
He previously worked for Deutsche Bank in a number of international locations for more than 30 years in a trade career encompassing Operations, System Development, Sales and Product Management. Up until 2013, he had been globally responsible for Trade Finance Product Management for Financial Institutions, covering both the traditional and electronic fields. From 1998-2001, he was responsible for global product development & e-Solutions, primarily based in Frankfurt / London with significant time spent in Asia. Prior to this, Dave was Head of Trade & Risk Services UK from 1994-1997, responsible for UK Corporate Product Sales, based in London, and again with significant time spent in Asia. He started his career with National Australia Bank, London.
Dave has participated in many ICC working and drafting groups including the revision of ISBP Publication 681 (now Publication 745), the development of ICC rules in respect of the Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO) (ICC Publication 750), the Supplement to UCP 500 for Electronic Presentation (eUCP) and ISP98 (International Standby Practices 1998) (ICC Publication 590). He is an editorial advisory board member of Documentary World and a contributing editor to Trade Services Update.
Over the years, Dave has been a frequent coordinator and speaker at trade events globally providing workshops and training events to banks, corporates, logistic and technology providers.
Early in 2014, the ICC decided to move forward with the proposal of a Certificate on International Trade and Finance (CITF) in partnership with the Institute of Financial Services (ifs), for which Dave has been appointed Chief Examiner.