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FCA unveils three senior hires

The FCA has recruited over 250 employees so far this year as staff turnover returns to pre-pandemic levels

The FCA has appointed three new members to its senior leadership team with the addition of Mel Gunewardena, Graeme Reynolds and Simon Walls.

Gunewardena will take up a senior advisor role at the FCA in mid-May. She is currently chief market intelligence officer at the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission based in Washington DC and is a former managing director at Goldman Sachs. 

Meanwhile, Reynolds has been appointed director of Competition. He is currently one of the FCA’s deputy chief economists, and is set to bring “significant” analytical skills to the role.

Finally, Walls has been appointed as an interim wholesale director. He has been head of Wholesale Markets since 2016 and has been with the FCA/FSA since 2006 in a variety of wholesale roles, including seven years in asset management supervision. 

Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the FCA, said: “I continue to be impressed and encouraged by the talent, both internal and external, putting themselves forward to lead our organisation. I look forward to working closely with Mel when he joins and congratulate Graeme and Simon on their promotions. We anticipate having more senior appointments to announce soon.”

The FCA has recruited over 250 employees so far this year as staff turnover returns to pre-pandemic levels.

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