UK financial watchdog appoints new international director

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced the appointment of Ruairi O’Connell as its new director of international.

Ruairi joins the regulator from the Home Office where he holds the same role.

He will be responsible for helping to shape the FCA’s international strategy as well as overseeing its international engagement including matters arising from the UK withdrawal from the EU.

Ruairi’s appointment comes after the appointment of six new Directors in July as part of the authority's plans to expand its headcount to meet its growing remit and its three year-strategy launched in April.

"I am pleased to welcome Ruairi to the FCA’s new Senior Leadership Team to lead our international work, where he brings with him extensive experience of international affairs, security and strategy," said Nikhil Rathi, chief executive, FCA.

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