Audit, Compliance & Risk

With increased corporate scrutiny, governance initiatives and regulation, the compliance sector has become a dominant theme across Financial Services. There is intense competition amongst banks, insurers and investment managers to secure talent in this area as a result.


Particularly sought-after, are personnel with the ability to operate effectively amidst a shifting landscape in audit, compliance and risk functions. At Hanover Search Group we have accrued vast experience in senior executive search projects across these changing corporate governance structures.


Our team possesses a wealth of market knowledge and reach, and we have proven versatility in executing searches for Group Chief Auditors, CCOs as well as sourcing technical experts throughout the Compliance, Conduct Risk and Fraud and AML areas.


Rob Bulpitt

Rob is a Managing Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Insurance and Asset Management markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Non-Life, Life, Pensions and Investment markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK, Europe, US and APAC region. Prior to joining Hanover Rob had established and managed two other actuarial practices.

Jane McKechnie

Jane is our sector market expert for Compliance, assisting clients to build out their compliance and risk functions for more than 20 years. Having recruited in the sector pre and post credit crunch Jane understands the ever changing compliance environment and the shift  towards culture and conduct and the senior managers regime, encompassing FCA and PRA perspective. She was CEO of the boutique search firm Mackenzie Scott for 16 years before joining Hanover Search Group in 2018 to deliver a broader service proposition to clients in the UK and overseas.

Stuart Paterson

Stuart is a Managing Partner at Hanover Search Group and leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital Search practice. He brings with him a great deal of experience within recruitment and has been very successful placing people at all levels up to and including Partner / C – Suite. During his career, he has built an impressive network and is very relationship driven. Stuart has been successful in delivering mandates with specific diversity and inclusion criteria and champions the positive effects that it can have on a search process and the culture within his clients.

Recently completed mandates

Compliance Officer (CF10/CF11)
Boutique Investment Manager
Associate Director, Regulatory Policy
Major Investment Manager
Senior Compliance Manager
National Investment Manager
Compliance Manager
Large National Investment Manager
Compliance Associate
Leading Investment Manager
Head of Compliance Operations
Major UK Network