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StepChange Debt Charity appoints new Director of Risk and Compliance

16 August, 2016

Richard McKenzie has been appointed Director of Risk and Compliance at StepChange Debt Charity.

McKenzie has over 15 years of risk and compliance experience within a wide variety of financial services companies. His last post was at Ryan Direct Group, where he was the Compliance and Central Services Director and held CF1 approved person status for five regulated entities. He was also the designated Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Data Protection Officer and a Member of Ryan Direct Group’s Executive Committee and the Risk & Compliance Committee. He also established and chaired a Conduct Risk Committee.

Prior to this, he held senior Compliance and Risk positions with Cattles and Deloitte and further roles within the financial services sector with Aviva and Transaction Network Services. He is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Richard McKenzie welcomed his appointment, saying:

“I am very much looking forward to joining StepChange Debt Charity and I look forward to continuing the great work already undertaken to ensure that the charity provides the best possible service for people struggling with problem debt.”

Mike O’Connor, Chief Executive of StepChange Debt Charity, said:

“Richard has had an extensive career in this area and he joins a strong compliance and risk department committed to the highest standards of treating customers fairly. He takes over from Patrick Girling who has done an excellent job as Interim Director over the last year. I am delighted to welcome Richard to the role and I look forward to working with him.”

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