Ex-Regulator, Linda Woodall, Joins Huntswood Regulatory Conduct Advisory Panel

Linda Woodall – former Director of Life Insurance and Financial Advice at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – has joined Huntswood’s panel of high profile regulatory and industry specialists.

As highlighted by the FCA’s Business Plan 2018/19, published in April, the volume of regulatory change and scrutiny of financial services firms remains unprecedented. Firms are continuing to embed and prepare for a variety of regulatory change initiatives, and undoubtedly have a considerable amount to consider on their compliance agendas.

The Regulatory Conduct Advisory Panel works alongside Huntswood’s advisory and assurance experts, adding further unique insight to help the industry manage these challenges effectively. Drawn from regulators, Government departments and the industry, the high profile panel includes:

  • Linda Woodall (Portfolio Non-Executive Director)
  • Baroness Ros Altmann (Member of the House of Lords; former Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Natalie Ceeney CBE (Chair, non-executive director, business advisor and speaker; former CEO of the Financial Ombudsman Service)
  • Jeannette Lichner (Independent business advisor; corporate governance and regulatory expert)
  • Rhiannon Harfoot (Culture Change Consultant, former Director, People and Culture Programme, Barclays UK Retail Banking)

Paul Scott, Chief Commercial Officer, Huntswood, said:

“The pace and complexity of regulatory change is set to continue – the resulting challenge for firms is how they mitigate compliance, and wider business risks, to deliver high quality services in a cost efficient way.

“I am delighted that Linda has joined our high profile and highly experienced panel. The panel work alongside our in-house experts on a range of projects, adding tangible value to ensure we drive better outcomes for our clients and, importantly, their customers.”

Linda Woodall commented:

“I am very pleased to join Huntswood’s advisory panel, alongside Ros Altmann, Natalie Ceeney and others, to support the firm’s valuable work in helping its clients succeed in this challenging environment.”

Further details on the panel are available on Huntswood’s website:

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