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Andy was the MP for Edmonton from 1997 until standing down at the 2015 General Election. During his last ten years in Parliament he was a prominent member of the Treasury Select Committee (TSC) during a turbulent period in Financial Services and took a strong interest in Regulation during the TSC investigations into the failure of Northern Rock in 2007 and subsequent crisis across UK Financial Service in 2008-09.
After the Libor scandal broke in 2012, he was one of only four MPs from the TSC asked to sit on the Parliamentary Commission into Banking Standards, whose findings led to far-reaching changes in regulation, including the introduction of the Senior Managers' Regime. Since stepping down, Andy retains his political interests, chairs a local Housing Association and is considering various NED roles.
Brian, a business graduate, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a Big 4 firm. He then held a variety of audit roles with The Chase Manhattan Bank NA (Chase) both in the UK and overseas returning in 1988, as Head of Compliance, when the first full UK Compliance Regime came into force and was therefore instrumental in setting up Compliance in the Region. During a period of rapid change, including Chemical Bank's acquisition of Chase (renamed The Chase Manhattan Bank) and later the acquisition of the Robert Fleming banking group, he headed up Compliance and a variety of other ancillary roles for all of EMEA as well as the UK.
After helping with the integration project after the acquisition of JP Morgan, in 2001 he was headhunted to Barclays where he became their first Global Head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, heading up a team of 350 across the Group. In 2006 he moved to RBC again in a pan global role including some time based in the Asia Pacific after which he set up his own consultancy, advising major trade associations and firms both in the UK and globally, whilst considering NED roles.
Peter has worked in the City in recruitment, insurance and investment. He founded Darwin Rhodes which became the largest insurance recruiter globally, was CEO until sale of the business in 2011 and has also worked as a private equity investment director. He is an NED of a leading independent regulated banking group and previously Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee for the Liberal Democrats (and still responsible for overseeing the financial compliance of the party).He is also an elected City of London councillor for the ward of Cornhill (elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017), chairs the City Licencing Committee and sits on various other bodies including the Court of Common Council.
Symes Collins is part of the CRS Group, a pure Search and Selection firm operating in the same fields as Compliance Recruitment Solutions but only at the senior level. Symes Collins is run on a day-to-day basis by Gary Collins, previously a Compliance Manager at Ernst and Young and later Deutsche Asset Management before originally working for CRS, both in the UK and Australia.