Jonathan Davidson appointed new Director of Supervision – Retail and Authorisations

Published: 07/07/2015     Last Modified: 07/07/2015

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today announced the appointment of Jonathan Davidson as their new Director of Supervision – Retail and Authorisations.

Jonathan is currently a senior advisor to private equity and financial services firms and is also a member of Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Strategic Advisory Group. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Direct Line.

Martin Wheatley, Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, said:

“This appointment is another example of the FCA being able to attract the best talent from across the financial sector. Jonathan has experience of working across the globe as well as in the United Kingdom. Given the increase in our supervisory work in retail over the last two years, this is an incredibly important role and I look forward to working with Jonathan.”

The position of Director of Supervision – Retail and Authorisations was created as part of the FCA’s new strategic approach and reflected the fact that the organisation now supervises over 73,000 firms. It sits alongside the position of Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialist, which is held by Tracey McDermott.

Jonathan will take up his post in the Autumn.

Notes to editors

  1. Jonathan Davidson is a senior advisor to private equity and financial services firms. He is also a member of Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Strategic Advisory Group working with JLT’s Chief Executive Officer and senior management team.
    Jonathan was Chief Operating Officer with Direct Line between 2010 and 2012. He worked for McKinsey & Company between 1986 and 2009 where he held several positions including Financial Services Practice Leader in Canada; Wholesale Banking Practice Leader in Europe and in North America and Global Learning Leader of McKinsey’s Organisation Practice.
  2. The FCA published details of its new strategic approach in December 2014.
  3. The organisational structure.
  4. Find out more information about the FCA.

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