Catherine Bradley appointed as non-executive director

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today confirmed the appointment of Catherine Bradley as a Non-Executive Director to its board.

The appointment, made by HM Treasury, is for a three year term starting 2 August 2014.

Welcoming the appointment, FCA Chairman John Griffith-Jones said:

"Catherine will bring to the board the benefit of her considerable industry experience across a number of global investment banks and jurisdictions. I am looking forward to working with her to help ensure the FCA can continue to take forward its objectives."

Catherine Bradley said:

"The FCA has a vital role to play in the regulatory landscape for consumers and for firms. I am looking forward to playing a full part in helping the board shape the strategic direction the FCA will take in the years ahead. It is an exciting time to be joining with many challenges and opportunities ahead of us."

Catherine Bradley joined Societe Generale as Head of Equity Advisory Asia-Pacific in June2013 and worked at Credit Suisse from 2003-2012 where for the last four years she was Head of Equity-Linked Solutions Group Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Catherine worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein from 2000-2003, BNP Paribas from 1994-2000, UBS from 1991-1994 and Merrill Lynch from 1981-1991.

Notes for editors

  1. This appointment has been made under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended by the Financial Services Act 2012 ("the Act"), and in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice.
  2. Appointments of non-executive directors to the FCA are made by the Treasury and the terms of service of appointed members are determined by the Treasury in accordance with the Act.
  3. On 1 April 2013 the FCA became responsible for the conduct supervision of all regulated financial firms and the prudential supervision of those not supervised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
  4. The FCA has an overarching strategic objective of ensuring the relevant markets function well. To support this it has three operational objectives: to secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers; to protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial system; and to promote effective competition in the interests of consumers.
  5. Find out more information about the FCA.