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Our purpose

We serve the public interest by protecting financial consumers from harm, enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system and promoting effective competition.

We regulate the conduct of firms to ensure that the industry is run with integrity, that people have access to the products and services they need and that consumers can trust their providers.

Our inclusive approach

We believe that we work best when we work together. We look for people who consider situations with an open mind and seek out a range of perspectives before acting. People who thrive in an inclusive environment and understand their impact on the world around them.

Our aim is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and bias so that we can better deliver as a regulator. We want our people to trust that their differences are respected and valued so they can genuinely be themselves at work.

As part of our strategy to achieve a more diverse and inclusive workplace, we have set ourselves stretching targets to increase the representation of women in our senior team to 50% and minority ethnic colleagues to 13% by 2025 – representative of the UK population.

We were recently voted 'Employer of the year' at the Women in Finance awards and our commitment to LGBT inclusion has helped us be recognised as a Stonewall Top 100 employer. 

Our people

Experience tells us that the people we work with are just as important as the work that we do when it comes to a fulfilling career. We believe that our people are what makes the FCA a great place to work.

Listening to our people is central to our success. This is why our employee network groups play such a significant role. They shape the environment we work in, the way we interact with one another and the way that we make our decisions.

Our networks cover the full range of diversity considerations, including physical and mental health, LGBT+, gender, race and ethnicity, nationality, faith, social mobility and carers and parents. Each group is autonomous and run by its members, with its own self defined aims, objectives and personality.

Our leaders

Our Executive Leadership Team is made up of key figures from industry and regulation. They have worked at the highest level in a number of sectors, both domestically and abroad. Drawing upon these experiences, the Executive Leadership Team review and discuss the strategy, direction and activity of the FCA. You can find detailed biographies for our leaders on our Executive committees page.