This week's industry careers update
KPMG, NatWest Markets, and RBS all appoint new CROs.
Jeremy Arnold appointed as the CRO of NatWest Markets
The investment banking arm of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, NatWest markets, has brought Jeremy Arnold on board to replace Martyn Brush as its new chief risk officer. Prior to joining NatWest Markets, Arnold was the head of equity market risk at Nomura and also the head of market risk at Investec.
Carillion-auditor KPMG appoints chief risk officer
Professional service company KPMG has appointed Mary O’Connor as its new chief risk officer (CRO). In her new role, O’Connor will be responsible for overseeing the company’s risk management framework and its legal functions.
Prior to joining KPMG, O’Connor served as the head of approved persons at Willis Towers Watson. She was responsible for leading the organization’s client and business development teams and its financial institution’s industry group.
RBS appoints new CRO
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Bruce Fletcher to replace David Stephen as its latest chief risk officer.
Fletcher is a veteran banker who brings more than 35 years of experience to the company and has spent a majority of his career in organizations that include HSBC and Citigroup in London and New York. He started his career with the New York-based Irving Bank.
RBS CEO Ross McEwan welcomed Fletcher to the group and said: “We’re delighted to welcome Bruce to RBS; he brings significant experience and expertise to the role. Bruce is an excellent addition to our team and his appointment will further strengthen our risk function.”