Bank of England analyst and strategy expert appointed to The Golden Leaves Board of Trustees
In light of the recent economic and regulatory developments involving the financial markets, the arrival of FCA regulation and in a decisive move to strengthen the board’s existing set of strategic, investment and regulatory focused experts, we are proud to announce the appointment of Amanda Williams to the Golden Leaves board of Trustees.
Amanda has worked in a range of analytical, strategic and investment roles within the public and private sector, including for the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund for more than thirty years.
Commenting on her new appointment to the board of Trustees, Amanda Williams said…
“I’m delighted to be joining Golden Leaves as a trustee. I was attracted to the company because of its strong corporate ethos of striving for excellence in everything that it does for its customers to ensure a quality service, whilst also maintaining high levels of consumer protection. I hope that my knowledge of investment management and the UK regulatory framework will help to ensure that the monies entrusted to us are managed effectively and conservatively with the best interests of our plan holders always at the forefront of everything that we do.”
Amanda has over three decades of experience gained in financial services and corporate communications. Starting her career at UBS, she worked in several areas of the bank including eurobond syndication, international equity and the gilt edged desk. She then joined Shell Pensions where she was a member of the team that managed the $7bn in house pension fund before joining Dresdner RCM Global Investors as an investment manager with a portfolio of unit trusts and discretionary pension funds.
Amanda left the buy side and moved into a corporate advisory role at an investor relations company advising FTSE100, Mid Cap and Small Cap clients how to effectively manage their communications with their stakeholders. She then set up her own communications consultancy which she ran successfully for a decade before selling to a PR company.
In recent years, Amanda has worked in the public sector, initially at the Cabinet Office in a cross public sector/local authority stakeholder relations and communications role. And most recently, at the Bank Of England, in the financial stability and strategy directorate, before undertaking a secondment at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and then working in the international banking supervisory and regulatory division.
Barry Floyd – Managing Director of Golden Leaves Group commented…
“With the arrival of rigorous statutory regulation to the sector in the shape of the Financial Conduct Authority, Amanda’s incredible experience and depth of knowledge in the field of Investment strategy, Financial analysis and statutory financial regulation – will enable us to further strengthen the depth of expertise across our set of investment focussed Trustees. We are extremely proud to have her join the Golden Leaves Trustee board.”