Societe Generale executive Catherine Bradley appointed as non-executive director of FCA

Britain’s financial markets regulatory body, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesteday 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, an institution with a firm interest in electronic trading, having acquired Newedge Capital recently, as Head of Equity Advisory Asia-Pacific in June 2013 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.

Societe Generale is relatively open to its senior executives taking on non-executive roles within other London-based organizations, as exemplified by Marc Breillout’s acceptance of a non-executive directorship at Sucden Financial in May.

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