Rohini Gupta and Steve Cox join Bovill in London

10 February 2020 Consultancy.uk

Financial services consultancy Bovill has added a pair of industry experts to its London office. Rohini Gupta becomes a Managing Consultant, while Steve Cox will join the Bovill leadership team as Group Finance Director.

Specialist consultancy Bovill provides regulatory advice to financial services institutions, including banks, insurance companies, regulators, brokers, wealth managers and FinTech. Since the firm’s founding in 1999, the consulting firm has seen steady growth, with its team of consultants now standing at more than 80, spread across offices in London, Manchester, Chicago, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Financial services in the UK looks to be at something of a cross-roads in 2020, with the culmination of Brexit seeing many firms in the financial hub of London weighing up their futures. In anticipation of buoyant demand for consultants who can help navigate those changes, Bovill has made a duo of key additions to its office in the UK capital.

Rohini Gupta and Steve Cox join Bovill in London

Rohini Gupta has joined the firm as a Managing Consultant, bringing 15 years of experience in the financial services industry to the role. In her career, she has picked up valuable know-how across asset management, investment banking, retail banking, capital markets and as a financial services regulator. Until recently she was a team lead in the Financial Conduct Authority’s Prudential Specialist Division, spending three years with the conduct regulator for 58,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK. She has also performed regulatory work for the Bank of England.

Gupta, said of her appointment, I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Bovill and to start working with their impressive array of clients. This is an important and exciting time to be joining the industry, as the UK leaves the EU and the financial sector must navigate the regulatory turbulence of becoming an independent jurisdiction.”

Ed O’Bree, Partner, and Head of Funds and Markets at Bovill, added, “Our prudential practice will be boosted by her in-depth knowledge, which is invaluable at a time when regulators are focusing so closely on risk management and the content of prudential returns. Rohini’s time at the FCA also gives us really up-to-date insight into the regulator’s approach, improving our understanding of what is expected of firms, leading to better outcomes for our clients.” 

Meanwhile, Steve Cox has joined the Bovill leadership team as Group Finance Director. He will also be based at Bovill's London office. He arrives from ACA Compliance Group, where he held the position of European Finance Director and was previously Group Financial Controller of Cordium, which was acquired by ACA in 2018. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, having commenced his career with a 12-year stay at PwC, before joining Big Four rival EY for two years. He was a Senior Manager at both firms.

Cox remarked, “I’m delighted to be joining the Bovill leadership team. As a board member I look forward to helping define and implement the strategic direction of the firm, as it embarks on its third decade in the industry and its next stage of growth. The firm has an impressive array of talent, all of whom are focussed on providing support and advice of the highest quality to an incredibly diverse and interesting range of clients. I am excited to have an opportunity to work with such a dynamic and innovative organisation.”

Ben Blackett-Ord, Chief Executive at Bovill, stated, “Steve’s extensive time in the commercial world means that he’s well equipped to act as a great sounding board as we consider our wider strategy. Steve will also provide Bovill with 'real time' support and analysis, that will assist our business decision-making. I look forward to working with him to continue to deliver an excellent service to our clients.”


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