FCA announces three senior hires

6th April 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a number new appointments.

Laura Dawes will take up one of two new Director of Authorisations roles. Dawes is currently interim Director of Strategy, Policy, International and Intelligence in the FCA’s Enforcement and Market Oversight Division.

Working alongside Dawes as fellow Director of Authorisations will be Dominic Cashman. Cashman joins the regulator from TP ICAP, an interdealer broker, where he was most recently Head of Integration and Transformation and, previously, Interim Group Head of Operations.

Craig Chapman will also join the FCA as Finance Director in May. Chapman is currently Chief Financial Officer at RTX RouteTrader, a fintech operating in the telecoms sector. Before that, Chapman held senior finance roles at ED&F Man, a commodities trader, and Barclays Capital.

Chapman’s appointment follows the retirement of David Godfrey as the FCA’s Finance Director.

Emily Shepperd, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Authorisations at the FCA, said “I look forward to welcoming Craig, Dominic and Laura to their new roles later this spring.”

“Tackling the risk of consumer harm starts when firms apply to us for authorisation. Dominic and Laura will lead this vital part of the regulatory system. 

“Craig is an experienced chief financial officer who will play a central part in making sure we have the right resources and we’re using them in the best way possible to meet our important objectives.”