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I am a director within our regulatory advisory practice. My role includes advising firms on new and emerging regulations, implementing improved clients’ structures, business processes and models, and working with board of directors and c-suite stakeholders on resolving governance and regulatory matters. I have advised a number of financial services institutions across banking, insurance, investment management and fintech.

I specialise in large and complex assignments, which require an innovative approach and involve multiple senior stakeholders. As a result, I tend to get involved in a lot of our skilled person work.

My expertise is focused on corporate governance, conduct, risk management and culture, and increasingly so environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and climate change in the last couple of years. I have worked on these matters with some of the largest financial services institutions in the country, which has given me unique insight as to how some common challenges can be resolved to the best of our client's interests.

I have been involved in establishing our fintech and RegTech practices and do regular public speaking on these subjects.

I am also the host of our our Risk and Regulation Unravelled podcast. The podcast brings in our experts, clients and industry professionals to discuss hot risk and regulatory topics.

My biggest passion outside work is travelling and I enjoy exploring new places and experiences. I also have my own charity, which supports young and emerging artists and If I am not on the way to a new country on the weekend, you will find me in the gallery.

  • LLB
  • LLM
  • MBA
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