Colin Keogh joins practitioner panel

The Financial Services Authority has appointed Colin Keogh, group chief executive of Close Brothers Group, to the Financial Services Practitioner Panel.

The Panel is a statutory body that represents the interests of practitioners within the regulatory framework, principally by ensuring that the FSA takes account of the views and concerns of regulated firms in the development of regulatory policy and in its operation generally.

Keogh joins the Panel to provide input from the wholesale and investment banking sector. He takes the place of David Verey who is standing down after more than three years with the Panel.

Jonathan Bloomer, chairman of the Panel, says: “I’m delighted that Colin has agreed to join the Panel.

“His extensive professional experience covers the whole of the banking sector and will boost the Panel’s ability to provide an authoritative channel for communication at a senior level between the FSA and the financial services industry it regulates.”

“I would like to thank David Verey for his considerable commitment to the Panel over the past years; his wide experience of financial markets was invaluable.

“On behalf of the Panel I wish him all the best for the future”.

Before joining Close Brothers in 1985, Keogh worked at Arthur Andersen and Saudi International Bank.

At Close Brothers, he ran the Corporate Finance Division until 1998 and the Asset Management Division until October 2002.

Colin joined the Close Brothers Group Board in 1995 and became Group Chief Executive in November 2002.