Prudential Regulation Authority
HM Treasury has named Sam Woods as deputy governor of the Bank of England with responsibility for prudential regulation and chief executive of the Bank’s regulatory are the Prudential Regulation Authority, effective 1 July.
Appointed for a renewable five-year term, Woods replaces Andrew Bailey, who has been named chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.
As deputy governor Woods will have responsibility for the prudential regulation and supervision of banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms.
QFC Regulatory Authority
Qatar’s regulatory authority has appointed Eisa Ahmed Abdulla to the role of chief operating officer and managing director.
Formerly chief administrative officer at the Regulatory Authority, Abdulla joined the organisation in June 2014. In his new role he will be responsible for the corporate services division.
The regulator has also appointed Fatma Abdulrahman Al Meer to the position of director of finance. Al Meer began her career in finance in January 2010 as a graduate trainee at the Regulatory Authority.
Standard Life Wealth
SLW has promoted Sarah Morris to the role of head of business management, where she will share the workload with head of operations Andy Brodie.
Morris will be responsible for change delivery and strategy, while Brodie will oversee the discretionary fund management side of the business.
The change was prompted by former head of business management Karen Storie’s decision to take a ‘career break’ after 14 years with the firm.
Bordier & Cie
Simon Skerratt-Williams has joined Bordier & Cie, formerly Berry Asset Management, as head of wealth planning in a newly created role that will allow the firm to offer financial planning services for the first time.
Skerratt-Williams will work with Bordier’s existing clients, providing specialist advice on pensions, where clients do not already work with an adviser. He will report to UK chief executive Jamie MacLeod.
With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Skerratt-Williams most recently worked as a senior financial planner at Aspinalls.
Baring Asset Management
The international investment firm has named Brian Mangwiro as director of fixed income and currency research. Based in London, he will report to Nigel Sillis, head of research at Barings.
He joined Barings from RBS Global Banking & Markets on 7 March where he was director of global FX desk strategy responsible for global currency strategy.