The experts in their field, our leadership is essential to the Financial Services Team’s on-going success.
Our leaders in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) are at the forefront of financial services. They lead high performing teams and deliver exceptional service to our clients. Find out more about them.
Global Financial Services Leader
Andy is responsible for leading the organization’s Financial Services portfolio across 12 European markets.
He is a member of EY’s Global Financial Services (FS) Executive, and originally joined EY from the insurance industry in the 1990s. Andy is recognized as a leading expert on regulation and financial services in the Eurozone, and is a regulator commentator on these topics in print and broadcast media.
With his expertise on issues affecting the European insurance sector, Andy has also collaborated on a number of industry-wide initiatives related to governance and risk management, including acting as the insurance expert on a G30 initiative assessing the role of governance in the financial crisis. He has published joint studies with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) on risk and underwriting in the SME and mid-corporate sectors, and has been the lead judge of the British Insurance Awards (BIA) since 2007. He is currently is the Global Financial Services Leader.
Chief Operating Officer, EMEIA FSO
Alisdair graduated with a degree in Economics and spent the early part of his career working in finance operations in industry. During this time, he worked extensively in North America and Asia. He specialized in delivering major transformation and performance improvement engagements, particularly in financial services.
Alisdair then left EY, and joined Cap Gemini when it acquired EY’s MCS business. While there, Alisdair developed and led a number of successful practices.
He rejoined EY in November 2003 to establish Financial Service’s Program Assurance Services (PAS) practice. He then moved on to establish Financial Service’s Performance Improvement (PI) practice. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Financial Services in EMEIA.
Talent Leader, EMEIA FSO
Since Valérie joined the organization, she has been working exclusively for clients in the financial sector.
She’s responsible for the statutory audit of a major banking organization and for its most important subsidiaries in all business lines: retail banking, specialized financial services, private banking, insurance, corporate and investment banking.
She is currently the EMEIA FSO Talent Leader and the sponsor of the Financial Services Talent Strategy and related initiatives.