Vastly experienced Risk and Regulation Director, Laura Havard, has joined Scott Robert Compliance Limited as Head of Regulatory Compliance & Development/Training effective from October 11th.

Laura has over 15 years’ experience in regulatory compliance and risk management matters gained within the Financial Services sector. She has successfully undertaken various roles as a senior consultant across the UK and international jurisdictions. This further includes Laura undertaking industry roles as a Head of Risk and Compliance, supporting well known Financial Services firms succeed in growing their businesses safely and compliantly.

Laura has experience of leading risk and regulatory teams and has successfully led the Financial Services Risk and Regulatory practice at Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) in the Midlands, supporting the growth of the practice and the development of their service offering to clients in need of consultancy support.

Speaking about her appointment, Laura said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Scott Robert and am looking forward to leading their experienced team of Regulatory experts in providing class leading service to their clients.’

Laura will report directly into Scott Robert COO, Alex Milton, who also commented on the appointment:

‘I’m delighted that Laura has accepted the role of Head of Regulatory Compliance & Development/Training.

Laura has provided regulatory advice and support on a wide range of industry hot topics, including assisting clients in directly engaging with the regulator on investigation and enforcement matters. She is known as a trusted advisor to Senior Managers approved by the regulator, helping clients obtain successful approval and advising/ supporting authorised firms in managing compliance.

Laura brings to Scott Robert an enviable breadth of knowledge and experience that will further enhance our already excellent levels of client service.

In her new role, Laura will lead our team of Regulatory Executives and Advisers providing them with training and guidance whilst also ensuring that the highest possible standards are maintained’