01.05.2018

Charles Randell Named New FCA Chair

Charles Randell, FCA

Charles is currently an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee of the Bank of England and a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Charles will take up the role on 1 April 2018. The appointment is for a five year term.

John Griffith-Jones, Chair of the FCA commented:

“I am delighted that Charles Randell has been appointed as my successor and I wish him every success in the role.”

Andrew Bailey, FCA Chief Executive commented:

“I am very pleased to welcome Charles to the FCA. His experience of regulation, both during the financial crisis and more recently as a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, mean that he has a strong understanding of the challenges that the FCA faces and I look forward to tackling these with him in his new role.”

Charles Randell worked at Slaughter and May from 1980 to 2013, becoming a partner in 1989. He specialised in corporate finance law, and worked on financial stability and bank restructuring assignments.

He advised HM Treasury on the resolutions of Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley and the Icelandic banks; the Government’s investments into RBS and the merged Lloyds/HBOS; and the Asset Protection Scheme. Charles also advised the Portuguese Ministry of Finance on the recapitalisation of the Portuguese banking sector.

Charles is a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee of the Bank of England; a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and a Visiting Fellow in financial services regulation at Queen Mary University of London.

Source: FCA

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