Bovill

Bovill is a specialist financial services regulatory consultancy, established in 1999  and  headquartered in the UK with offices in London, Manchester and Singapore.

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Bovill is a specialist financial services regulatory consultancy, established in 1999  and  headquartered in the UK with offices in London, Manchester and Singapore.

Our sole activity is the provision of high-quality, technically-focused advice and consultancy services on all aspects of financial services regulation. We aim to develop effective solutions to the complex problems of our clients, and do not offer commoditised advice or services.

Bovill has experts spanning all aspects of financial regulation in the UK, EU and Asia. We have also supported clients operating in different regulatory regimes including the US and Ireland.

In addition, we are the only UK regulatory consultancy working with the court appointed Monitor overseeing HSBC’s implementation of the US Department of Justice deferred prosecution agreement.

Bovill is a specialist financial services regulatory consultancy and we provide technically-focused advice and services on all aspects of financial services regulation that covers, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Advice and Support
  • Authorisation and Applications
  • Regulatory Governance
  • Financial Crime Compliance
  • Prudential Reporting Services
  • Reviews and Projects
  • Skilled Person Review (s166)
  • Training

Ben Blackett-Ord

Managing Partner, Chief Executive

It was all Ben’s idea. Ben founded Bovill in 1999 and has led the company ever since. He is Chief Executive and the majority shareholder.

Before setting up Bovill, Ben was a regulator with The Securities Association, then moved to in house compliance roles at IBJ International and Standard Bank.

DD. 0207 620 8448

E. bblackett-ord@bovill.com


Mark Spiers

Partner, Head of Banking, Investments and Lending

Whether you are a smaller wealth management or advisory company that needs ongoing support, or a global bank, investment manager or payment services institution with a specific project to respond to, Mark’s team can help. He has over seventeen years of experience in the financial services industry dealing with start-ups to the largest global institutions.

DD. 0207 620 8443

E. mspiers@bovill.com


Ed O’Bree

Partner, Head of Funds & Broking

Ed provides regulatory and financial crime advice across the investment management sector. He heads up our Funds Team, which supports clients across Europe, Asia and the Americas, from start-ups to household names.

DD. 0207 620 8458

E. eobree@bovill.com


David Brain

Partner, Head of Financial Crime

David’s team provides expert financial crime prevention services across the regulated sector. He is currently leading Bovill’s efforts in support of the Court appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor overseeing HSBC’s implementation of the US Department of Justice deferred prosecution agreement. This Monitorship is the largest of its kind covering both AML and Sanctions compliance.

DD. 0207 620 8452

E. dbrain@bovill.com


Fiona Richardson

Partner, Head of Technical

As Head of Technical and a director of Bovill, Fiona is responsible for technical leadership and support on regulatory developments, complex regulatory issues, product development and quality assurance across Bovill. She joined us in July 2014 and has over 20 years of regulatory compliance experience spanning a range of financial services business models.

DD. 0207 620 8447

E. frichardson@bovill.com


Rebecca Thorpe

Partner, Head of Bovill Asia

Rebecca has been with Bovill for over 10 years, playing a key role in its growth and development.  She grew our projects team in London from scratch to a team that now has the capability to deliver major projects such as skilled person reviews.  She lives in Singapore and is now focused on building our Asian business.  Her regulatory knowledge spans sectors, from banking and wealth management to fin-tech.

DD. 0065 6692 2392

E. rthorpe@bovill.com


Prem Griffith

Managing Consultant

Prem heads up our Banking, Lending and Payments team. He joined Bovill in 2014, from the FCA, where he spent 10 happy years working on waivers, authorisations, approved persons, SIF interviews, banking supervision and mortgage thematic work. He is now using his skills and experience of the FCA to good effect, for the benefit of our clients.

DD. 0207 620 6782

E. jurquhart@bovill.com


Judith Cromwell

Consultant

With a definite retail focus, Judith brings broad consulting experience to our clients. Most of Judith’s work at the moment is in helping clients with their CASS obligations, but she’s also working on projects in suitability, transaction reporting and MiFID II.

Judith’s strengths lie in her thorough and methodical approach and she fits in well with our clients whether she’s with them for just a few days or on a lengthy secondment.

DD. 0207 620 8453

E. jcromwell@bovill.com


Richard Scrivener

Consultant

After 16 years’ at the FCA, Richard’s experience covers a variety of retail conduct areas and products. He has provided SME support on several large suitability projects at different wealth managers, delivered cultural change and supported the delivery of a number of s.166 reports.

DD. 0207 620 8451

E. rscrivener@bovill.com


Harpartap Singh

Managing Consultant

Harpartap advises clients on all aspects of prudential regulation and has over 20 years’ legal, accounting and audit experience. Harpartap joined Bovill in 2016 as a Consultant in our Prudential team. He has in depth experience on prudential matters including reporting. Harpartap is a qualified barrister and chartered accountant.

DD. 0207 620 8457

E. hsingh@bovill.com


Lisa Scott

Managing Consultant

Lisa has a particular focus on helping Bovill’s clients with governance, conduct risk and culture. Lisa thinks like a regulator, having spent nine years at the Financial Conduct Authority before joining Bovill.

While at the regulator Lisa held a number of different positions, firstly in policy working on MiFID implementation and thereafter in various supervision roles. She worked on a wide range of projects including “deep-dive” risk assessments, compliance and Board effectiveness reviews, Section 166 reviews, SIF interviews, “Malus” (remuneration) statements, product design and client assets.

DD. 0207 633 3230

E. lscott@bovill.com


Richard Cross

Managing Consultant

Richard specialises in UK and European regulation – particularly for private equity and venture capital fund managers regulated by the FCA. He also advises clients on perimeter issues regarding whether certain firms require FCA authorisation to carry on their proposed activities.

His focus is helping US and other non-UK clients to set up regulated businesses in, or market investments into, the UK.  He is also close to Bovill’s US clients, helping them with the increasing amount of EU regulation.

DD. 0207 620 8462

E. rcross@bovill.com


Jemma Urquhart

Managing Consultant

Jemma’s area of expertise is financial crime: guiding firms on their systems and controls. Her financial crime experience – with a wide range of firms – covers anti-money laundering, financial sanctions, fraud, market abuse, bribery and corruption.

DD. 0207 620 6782

E. jurquhart@bovill.com


Colin Darby

Consultant

Colin is a specialist financial crime regulatory adviser with 10 years’ experience across the banking and asset management sectors.

He’s currently working on the Court appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor overseeing HSBC’s implementation of the US Department of Justice deferred prosecution agreement.

DD. 0207 633 3238

E. cdarby@bovill.com


Billie-Jo Dixon

Director, Bovill Asia

Since joining Bovill 8 years ago, Billie-Jo has been helping clients with all things regulatory. Now based in Singapore as part of our Asia team, she is bringing this knowledge to both local and global firms across many sectors.

B helps firms to decide if they need to be authorised in Singapore, with the licensing process, and then with all aspects of being a regulated business.

DD. 0065 6692 2393

E. bdixon@bovill.com


Tasnoova Zaki

Consultant

Tasnoova is a Financial Crime regulation specialist. She is currently working with the Court appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor overseeing HSBC’s implementation of the US Department of Justice deferred prosecution agreement.

As part of this engagement she pre-dominantly provides subject matter expertise on financial sanctions. She has a broad range of experience within financial crime compliance and also works with a range of clients within the funds and wealth management sector.

DD. 0207 633 3237

E. tzaki@bovill.com


Neil Walkling

Managing Consultant

Neil works with clients across wealth management and banking. He has a comprehensive and diverse range of conduct risk expertise. He’s currently advising a lot of firms on the information/advice boundary, and helping clients with the development of new non-advised and simplified advice models for distribution of retail investments.

DD. 0207 620 6786

E. nwalking@bovill.com


Nicola Green

Consultant

Nicola mainly works with firms in the wealth management and banking sectors. As well as providing general day-to-day technical help to her clients, she has recently worked on CASS, best execution monitoring, transaction reporting and financial crime. She is now helping firms prepare for the implementation of MiFID II. Nicola is also part of the team working with the Court appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor overseeing HSBC’s implementation of the US Department of Justice deferred prosecution agreement.

DD. 0207 633 5885

E. ngreen@bovill.com


Philip Halford

Consultant

Philip has over 30 years’ international experience in Financial Services across the Banking and Insurance sectors. He offers clients a deep understanding of the practical challenges they face and provides informed strategic, operational and technical advice across AML, Sanctions, Fraud, and Security.

His insights and knowledge of Governance, Risk and Controls as seen in a number of industries, geographies and cultures offers a unique perspective to our clients and partner organisations alike.

DD. 0207 620 6788

E. phalford@bovill.com


Terry Sahathevan

Managing Consultant

Terry works in the Markets Team focusing upon providing regulatory advice to Investment Banks, Brokers, Exchanges and Clearing Houses. He has been involved in regulation and compliance for more than 25 years (which has included spells at the regulator (SFA, FSA), firms (Citi, Bear Stearns and Williams de Broe) and consultants (Deloitte and Medius Consulting).

During that time he has covered a wide range of regulatory topics including corporate governance, market abuse, Conduct risk and CASS.

DD. 0207 633 5887

E. tsahathevan@bovill.com

Address

London office

Bovill Limited 
82 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8HA 

enquiries@bovill.com
+44 (0)20 7620 8440

 

Bovill Limited
Chancery Place
10th Floor
50 Brown Street
Manchester
M2 2JG

manchesterenquiries@bovill.com
+44 (0)161 457 1690


Singapore office


Bovill Asia Pte. Limited
3 Church Street 
#25-01, Samsung Hub
Singapore 049483

enquiriesasia@bovill.com
+65 6692 2390