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Stephen Kingsley

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Stephen Kingsley is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting based in London. Mr. Kingsley is in the Economic and Financial segment. Over a more than 40-year career, he has worked exclusively with clients in the financial services sector covering almost all areas of the financial services industry - retail corporate and investment banking; fund management; commodity trading and futures broking; investment funds; insurance broking; exchanges: and clearing and settlement agencies - both as an auditor and later as a consultant and as a non-executive director.

He has extensive experience of dealing with financial and regulatory reporting, governance, risk management and internal control issues within the sector.  At Arthur Andersen, he acted as audit partner on various international banks, investment houses and commodity traders.

Since leaving Andersen in 2002, Mr. Kingsley has held senior positions in litigation support and economic consulting, management consultancy and in insurance broking.

He has also held several board positions, all of which required him to be approved by the relevant financial regulator. Mr. Kingsley joined the board of Britannia Building Society as a non-executive director and chairman-designate of the audit committee in October 2008. On 1st August 2009, the merger between Britannia and Cooperative Financial Services Group was finalized and he joined the boards of CFS and its various banking and insurance subsidiaries as a non-executive director. He also joined the group risk committee. This committee was tasked with the oversight, inter alia, of the asset/liability management, asset allocation, investment mandates and investment performance of CFS’ £20bn life fund.  In March 2010, he was appointed chairman of the Bank Transformation Programme committee of the Board. He resigned from the board in June 2011 reflecting his concerns over the strategic direction of CFS.

In March 2012, he joined the board of Credit Suisse’s investment bank and its audit committee as a non-executive director. On 1st January 2013, he became chairman of the audit committee and on 27th March 2013 he joined the risk committee of the bank. He stepped down from these positions on 31st March 2015.

These board positions required him to interact intensively with internal and external auditors as well as with prudential and conduct regulators, both in the UK and internationally. Further, this combination of professional and board experience has allowed him to advise on a variety of different issues – notably governance, audit, financial reporting. In terms of cases handled as an expert, the most important is the Pottage case, which has turned out to be a landmark case in the regulatory treatment of senior executives. He is recognised as a Skilled Person by the PRA/FCA.

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