Sheila is Head of Public Policy at Schroders. She has been closely involved in the development of the financial services regulatory system in the UK and Europe since 1982. Before joining Schroders she was a Senior Adviser at EY and from 2007 to 2013 she was at the Financial Services Authority where she supervised the whole range of mid-sized financial services institutions during the financial crisis, before becoming Director of Conduct Policy and part of the leadership team which created the Financial Conduct Authority. At the FSA she led the development of the Retail Distribution Review, the Mortgage Market Review and the review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Previously she was Deputy Chief Executive of the Investment Management Association and held several policy roles at the London Stock Exchange, including before and after “Big Bang”.
She is a modern languages graduate and holds a non-executive role as Secretary of the Churches’ Mutual Credit Union as well as being a trustee of the Just Finance Foundation. She is a member of the Board of the European Funds and Asset Management Association and a member of ESMA’s Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee’s Consultative Working Group. She chairs the UK Investment Association’s Corporate Affairs Committee and is a member of the Council for British Industry’s Financial Services Council.