Having spent more than 30 years working in the financial services sector, I have seen the sector develop immensely over this period – and face many challenges, too. As a result, I have worked with many clients (board members, audit committees, regulators) in many sectors on improving governance, enhancing risk management framework and culture, and design and testing the processes and controls put in place to manage all aspects risks.
I am the business leader for our operational advisory team. This involves leading and growing this area of the business which consists of 27 partners and a team of more than 600 professional services specialists across a number of business units. I'm also the practice leader for business risk services, specialising in internal audit, risk management, IT assurance and advisory services, and cyber security. This group of more than 300 specialists supports clients in the financial services, large corporate, central government and not-for-profit sectors.
I closely follow trade bodies such as the BBA, CISI and IIA. The links with all such groups helps me to chair our banking and securities group more effectively and allows us the opportunity to influence the development of the financial services sector in the UK, and also to create thought leadership that supports the challenges facing our clients and markets.