Description

PROFILE
Excellent analytical skills honed by working through large amounts of data when making judgement-based decisions. I communicate clearly and effectively with both internal and external stakeholders. I use my extensive experience to follow and develop, internal processes and procedures within the ever changing requirements of the UK financial regulatory regime. I am reliable, hardworking and conscientious. A sociable and excellent team member.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) May 2016 to now
Senior Associate, Asset Management Department
• Supervising large asset management firms day-to-day
• Meeting with internal & external stakeholders to identify key areas of concern and designing work programmes to address them

Financial Services Authority (became FCA in April 2013) July 2010 to May 2016
Associate, Approved Persons Department
• Assessed complex applications for individual approvals within authorised firms
• Provided on the job training to new members of staff and acted as a mentor
• Developed new process for dealing with dormant applications
• Set up new team to speed up identification of complex applications and developed related processes

Financial Services Authority September 2004 to July 2010
Associate, Permissions Department
• Assessed applications for firm authorisations across all sectors
• Developed and implemented the authorisation process for the Payment Services Regulations, during 2009

Financial Services Authority January 2000 to September 2004
Associate, Pensions Review Department
• Assessed personal pension sales for mis-selling between April 1988 and June 1994
• Completed paperwork allowing redress to be paid to investors
• Reviewed and signed off colleagues’ cases from July 2002

Adecco July 1995 to December 1999
Agency worker
• Various temporary roles whilst studying at university and after leaving university (in July 1997)
• Included warehouse work, telesales and customer service at Save & Prosper

ADDITIONAL (RELEVANT) INFORMATION
In 1998 I travelled around Australia and in 1999 I also worked as a bartender at a popular bar in Romford with responsibility for stocking the bar, selling drinks to the public, managing my area by clearing glasses and making sure that all cleanliness and health and safety issues were met.

Voluntary work

While working at the FCA, I have participated in a number of voluntary projects. including reading with primary school children, community gardening, creating a nature reserve and developing a school’s garden area.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Investment Management Certificate May 2009

University of Leeds
Sept 1994 to July 1997
Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering – 2:2 July 1997

Havering Sixth Form College
Sept 1992 – July 1994 Physics A-Level
Maths A-Level
Economics AS Level
French AS Level

The Albany School
Sept 1987 – July 1992 GCSE (A-C)
English Literature
English Language
Maths
Physics
Chemistry
Geography
French
Computer Studies

HOBBIES

Swimming
Cycling
Reading
Cinema-going