Kinetic Partners, a leading global adviser to the financial services industry, has announced that Iain Pickard has joined its London office as a Member within the consulting team. Iain has been brought in to lead Kinetic Partners' expansion into the retail financial services and insurance markets.
Iain has 30 years of experience in leadership and risk management across multiple sectors. He spent the first 20 years of his career in the British Army and achieved the rank of Colonel. He then went on to gain a MBA and has since then held a number of senior commercial roles including Chief Operating Officer for Marsh's UK Retail business.
In recent years Iain's experience has been in delivering assurance and regulatory change in financial services firms. His portfolio of clients has included global insurance firms and brokers, retail and commercial banks, FX and CFD brokers, wealth managers, consumer credit and other retail Financial Services firms. He assists firms in resolving issues connected with risk management, retail sales practice as well as third-party payments for insurance brokers.
Iain joins from RSM Tenon/Baker Tilly where he set up the financial services risk practice and subsequently led the Financial Services sector across the firm. Iain was also responsible for creating and leading the RSM Tenon/Baker Tilly consortium on the UK PRA/FCA 'Skilled Person' panel for conducting reviews into governance, controls and risk frameworks, conduct of business and data and IT infrastructure.
Monique Melis, Global Head of Consulting at Kinetic Partners said of Iain's arrival: "Iain's hire represents real progress in the development of our consulting offerings. Many clients, from fast growing banks to broker/dealers are facing risk management and control frameworks issues, on top of financial crime and money-laundering challenges which are impacting across all sectors. With his background in retail financial services and insurance, his skills and expertise will prove critical as we continue to grow as a business. We are delighted to welcome Iain to the team."