FCA appoints O’Connell as international director

The FCA has appointed Ruairi O’Connell, OBE, as the new director of international. He will be responsible for helping to shape the FCA’s international strategy as well as overseeing the organisation’s international engagement including matters arising from the UK withdrawal from the EU.

O’Connell joins from the Home Office where he is director, international. O’Connell has extensive experience in both the Home Office and the Foreign Office, including as British Ambassador to Kosovo. The announcement follows the appointment of six new directors in July as the FCA expands its headcount to meet its growing remit and three year-strategy launched in April.

Nikhil Rathi, chief executive of the FCA, said: “I am pleased to welcome Ruairi to the FCA’s new senior leadership team to lead our international work, where he brings with him extensive experience of international affairs, security and strategy.”

    Share Story:


Cyber risk in the transportation industry
The connected nature of the transport and logistics industries makes them an attractive target for hackers, with potentially disruptive and costly consequences. Between June 2020 and June 2021, the transportation industry saw an 186% increase in weekly ransomware attacks. At the same time, regulations and cyber security standards are lacking – creating weak postures across the board. This podcast explores the key risks. Published April 2022.

Political risk: A fresh perspective
CIR’s editor, Deborah Ritchie speaks with head of PCS at Verisk, Tom Johansmeyer about the confluence of political, nat cat and pandemic risks in a world that is becoming an increasingly risky place in which to do business. Published February 2022.