Mark Spiers returns to Bovill as partner

21 April 2022 2 min. read
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Mark Spiers has re-joined financial regulation consultancy Bovill. He arrives from PwC, where he was a Director.

Bovill is an international, highly specialised consultancy, with offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chicago and New York. The firm helps clients in the financial services industry with their regulatory matters, from design and implementation to compliance and reporting.

Mark Spiers originally joined Bovill in August 2013 and led teams specialising in banking, investment management and lending for over six years – initiating Bovill’s five-year support of the US monitorship of HSBC and leveraged its expertise and experience to establish a dedicated financial crime team.

Mark Spiers returns to Bovill as partner

After two years with PwC as Director, Asset and Wealth Management Advisory, he has returned to Bovill as a Partner. Putting his more than 20 years’ experience in the industry to work, Spiers will now oversee Bovill’s wealth and financial crime practices, as well as re-joining the Executive Committee.

Spiers, commented, “I am delighted to be returning to Bovill and working with both old and new colleagues. I look forward to supporting Rebecca Thorpe when she takes over as CEO from Ben later this year and participating in the next chapter of the firm’s history. I also look forward to re-immersing myself in Bovill’s exciting and impressive range of clients and projects.”

He also has significant experience in handling regulatory intervention including thematic reviews and potential enforcement action. Before originally joining Bovill, Spiers also worked in multiple compliance roles, including as a money laundering reporting officer in several large international investment banks, including UBS and Kleinwort Benson.

Ben Blackett-Ord, CEO of Bovill, added, “I have no doubt Mark will be a great asset to Bovill with his breadth and depth of knowledge, and his fantastic leadership skills. Having worked at the firm previously for over six years, he will also be able to hit the ground running with prior knowledge of our clients, colleagues and ways of working.”