Bovill welcomes back Mark Spiers as Partner

NEWS RELEASE: Financial regulation consultancy Bovill is welcoming back Mark Spiers, an expert with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, to be a Partner at the firm. Mark, who was part of Bovill’s leadership team between 2013 and 2019, will oversee the wealth and financial crime practices when he joins on 25th April as well as re-joining the Executive Committee

Mark originally joined Bovill in August 2013, and led teams specialising in banking, investment management and lending for over six years. Mark initiated Bovill’s five-year support of the US Monitorship of HSBC and leveraged our expertise and experience to establish a dedicated financial crime team.

He has extensive experience in the wealth management and banking sectors as well as in financial crime. Before joining Bovill, he had worked in multiple compliance roles including as a Money Laundering Reporting Officer in several large international investment banks, including UBS and Kleinwort Benson. For the last two years he has been a Director in the Asset and Wealth Management Advisory practice at PwC.

Mark is a hands-on practitioner who specialises in the practical interpretation of the rules in a commercial environment. He also has significant experience in handling regulatory intervention including thematic reviews and potential enforcement action.

Ben Blackett-Ord, CEO of Bovill, commented:

“It is a pleasure to welcome back Mark to Bovill at this exciting time for both the firm and the financial services industry. I have no doubt Mark will be a great asset to Bovill with his breadth and depth of knowledge, and his fantastic leadership skills. Having worked at the firm previously for over six years, he will also be able to hit the ground running with prior knowledge of our clients, colleagues and ways of working.”

Mark Spiers, commented:

“I am delighted to be returning to Bovill and working with both old and new colleagues. I look forward to supporting Rebecca Thorpe when she takes over as CEO from Ben later this year and participating in the next chapter of the firm’s history. I also look forward to re-immersing myself in Bovill’s exciting and impressive range of clients and projects.”


Notes to editors

For further information, please contact:

Polly Barton – Bovill
+44 (0)20 7620 8440

Tabitha Adams – Luther Pendragon
+44 (0)7500 013062

About Bovill

Bovill is a specialist financial services regulatory consultancy, established in 1999 and headquartered in the UK with offices in London, the US, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Our sole activity is the provision of high-quality, technically-focused advice and consultancy services on all aspects of financial services regulation. We aim to develop effective solutions to the complex problems of our clients, and do not offer commoditised advice or services. Bovill has experts spanning all aspects of financial regulation in the UK, Asia and the Americas.

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