Appointed - Head of Regulatory Affairs at the City of London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Ref: CF-1702-4239
  • 2017-03-22T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

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One of the City’s most prestigious institutions is embarking on an ambitious new phase.

The City of London Corporation, one of the leading voices for the financial and professional services industries in the UK, is strengthening its team with additional resources and appointments.

The role

The Head of Regulatory Affairs is vital to this initiative. With the effect of Brexit still to be fully determined, and new opportunities around the world to be developed, this is a role of strategic importance.

The Head of Regulatory Affairs will lead the City Corporation’s programme to ensure the right regulatory framework is in place to promote and enhance UK based financial and professional services, and London’s position as the world’s leading international financial centre.  You will need a broad and deep understanding of the regulatory environment that affects the City’s competitiveness in order to:

  • Identify current and future challenges and opportunities, and analyse and produce potential responses to these.
  • Influence key areas of financial services policy, at national, European and international levels.
  • Build and maintain a strong network of relationships with key opinion formers and decision makers both in government, internationally, and with City businesses.

In order to achieve these aims, you will work closely with the office in Brussels, and lead the team in the UK.

Essential experience

You will be an excellent communicator and influencer. You will understand how regulation is developed and agreed, both in the UK and internationally. This will probably be the result of having worked extensively inside government and/or regulators. You will work effectively with a wide range of people, at different levels, including key partners in government, the regulators, businesses and the Corporation’s political leadership.


This will be an excellent opportunity to work strategically, with high level leaders across the City, government and internationally. You will have the opportunity to shape and inform the effectiveness of domestic and international regulation, with a tangible impact on the future prosperity of the City and wider UK.