Lisa has over 20 years of experience in financial services working in regulated firms, at the regulator and as a consultant. For the last six years Lisa has specialised in governance, helping clients improve decision-making, control risks and meet regulatory expectations. Lisa has worked with clients across financial services sectors including banks, asset managers, and payments firms.
Lisa’s areas of specialism include Board evaluations, governance and committee frameworks, management information, culture and conduct, Senior Managers and Certification Regime, three lines of defence, and conflicts of interest frameworks.
It is important to Lisa to give back to the community by using her professional experience to add value to not-for-profits. Lisa currently sits on governance committees of two charities focusing on children’s health and well-being.
Lisa's Previous Positions
Managing Consultant of the governance team, Bovill Limited
Banking supervisor, Financial Conduct Authority
Policy Maker, Financial Services Authority
Multiple Governance related roles in asset management, in both London & New York
We asked Lisa how she works with her clients to ensure #FutureFitGovernance?
This was Lisa's response...
In my experience, good governance increases the probability that good decisions will be made and is therefore essential to the long-term viability of a firm. Conversely, poor governance is a strong indicator of wider problems in a firm. So I see good governance as risk mitigation - a good governance process makes it more likely that a risk or error will be identified before it becomes endemic and causes reputational damage.
For me, good governance is about having a framework that is both well designed and also effective in practice. I work with clients to distinguish between design and effectiveness because this drives any improvements that need to be made; does the governance framework design need to be tweaked? Or is the design fit-for-purpose but not delivering the right outcomes for reasons such as culture or unclear accountabilities? I endeavour to give practical and proportionate advice to clients, tailored to their culture and stage in the business lifecycle.