Fiona specialises in legislative aspects of restructuring advisory; bringing proactive and commercial clarity to complex areas of law and legislation, effective risk management and process efficiencies.
Fiona has over 20 years’ experience, from both a client facing and regulatory perspective. Fiona brings dynamic, unique approaches to case management, marketing initiatives, policy and training, providing innovative, thoughtful, cutting edge solutions. An active contributor to thought leadership and technical compliance, Fiona is a member of the R3 General Technical Committee, vice chair of the ICAEW Insolvency and Restructuring Group, and a member of the ICAEW Disciplinary and Appeal Committee. Fiona actively contributes to stakeholder and technical groups, focusing on legislative and technical matters.
Fiona started her insolvency career at EY working on both large trading appointments to individual insolvencies. After eight years she joined a former colleague to assist them starting a boutique practice, developing an interest in technical, compliance and regulatory matters during that time. With the intention of establishing her own compliance firm, Fiona joined the Joint Insolvency Monitoring Unit, as a regulatory inspector responsible for insolvency practitioner inspection visits to appointment takers. In 2004 RSM approached Fiona to join the restructuring advisory technical team, where she introduced new initiatives, policies and training courses aimed at improving technical knowledge and efficiencies. Seconded for two years to the firm’s quality assurance department, she rejoined RA technical in 2009. Fiona was promoted to partnership in 2015.
Fiona has been a member of the ICAEW Insolvency Restructuring Group since 2012 and joined the R3 General Technical Committee in 2014, and has previously presented technical courses on their behalf. Fiona has contributed to steering groups on matters affecting the wider profession, including new legislation, SIPs as well as the impact of wider matters affecting the profession, such as the FCA review into the mis-selling of Interest Rate Hedging Products, where she led the market in terms of policy and approach.