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FRC appoints Elizabeth Barrett as Executive Counsel

Jul 13, 2018
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Elizabeth Barrett as Executive Counsel and Director of Enforcement from 1 August 2018. Mrs Barrett will be a member of the FRC’s Executive Committee.

Mrs Barrett will be responsible for leading the FRC’s Enforcement Division and for decisions in relation to disciplinary proceedings involving auditors, accountants and actuaries.

Mrs Barrett spent 30 years at Slaughter & May, including 27 years as a partner and was the firm’s Head of its Dispute Resolution Group between 2004 and 2008. Mrs Barrett advised HM Treasury on a number of high-profile proceedings throughout the financial crisis and after, including the interventions in Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley, as well as the administration of the Icelandic banks.

Stephen Haddrill CEO of the FRC, said: "I'm delighted to welcome Elizabeth to the FRC. Her extensive experience in public and regulatory law and in dispute resolution will be invaluable to the FRC as we take forward a number of large and complex cases in the public interest."

Source: Financial Reporting Council.