FCA announces appointment of six directors

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced that it has appointed six directors.

The appointments are mix of new and existing roles.

They will join the almost 500 new employees the financial regulator will have recruited between January and July this year.

The authority said that the move forms part of its plan to expand its headcount to meet a growing remit.

Roma Pearson has been appointed as the FCA’s director of consumer finance, responsible for the supervision and policy development in the consumer lending and mortgages sectors.

Camille Blackburn will join the FCA in October to the newly created role of director of wholesale buy-side.

Karen Baxter will join the FCA’s enforcement team as director of strategy, policy, international and intelligence.

Simon Walls, who was appointed interim director in May, will continue in the role of director of wholesale, sell-side on a permanent basis.

“As our remit grows and to deliver on our ambitious strategy, we’re continuing to develop and bring in the skills and talent we need,” said Nikhil Rathi, chief executive, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). “My Executive Committee colleagues and I are delighted to announce the latest additions to our leadership team, who will each bring deep expertise and broad experience to the FCA.”

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