Audit & Compliance

The Financial Services industry is under more oversight pressure than ever before. Building a personnel base equipped with the knowledge and skills to cope with the pace of change poses a real challenge to banks, insurers and investment management firms.


The Hanover Search Group has delivered senior level talent across corporate governance structures throughout the sector, filling roles such as Group Chief Auditors, Divisional Heads of Internal Audit and CCOs. We also place specialists focused on international reporting and control methodologies such as IFRS, IAS and SOX. Our search skills help clients find talent in IT assurance, data governance along with SMEs in areas such as risk, AML and financial crime and conduct.


Hanover Search Group is an ideal partner for clients looking to strengthen their Audit & Compliance performance.                     



Americas CEO

As the Americas CEO for Hanover, James is a member of the Hanover Search Group Board and driving our international expansion. Having taken a lead in Hanover’s growth into new markets across Europe, Asia, Africa and the US for the past decade, James is responsible for US based operations and growth strategy. James also works directly with Hanover’s major clients running C-Suite executive search assignments within Financial Services.


A Managing Partner with over 18 years’ experience in the industry and executive search, Kamila leads the European Financial Services practice, helping clients across Europe to find the best possible people in diverse markets, cultures and conditions. In her role she specialises in Asset Management (Institutional and Wholesale)  as well as Insurance, focussing on Actuarial, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Audit, Operation, Transactions, Underwriting and Insurance Strategy. She has taken responsibility for Hanover Search Group’s Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow our capability, understanding and culture, as well as advise clients.

Paul O'Brien

Based in the New York office, Paul joined Hanover Search Group in 2019 to focus on senior mandates across the US P&C Insurance market. Prior to New York, Paul was based in Singapore for 2.5 years with an international (insurance) recruitment firm leading a specialist team to deliver senior outcomes for clients including International Brokers, Global P&C Insurers and Lloyds Syndicates. Prior to Singapore, he held various management roles for over a decade with global recruitment firms covering Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Paul is looking forward to being part of HSG’s ongoing development and growth of the US insurance market.

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.

Recently completed mandates

Group Chief Internal Auditor
Health Insurer
Compliance Officer
European Insurer
Head of Internal Audit
UK Life & Health Insurer
Internal Audit Director
Lloyds Syndicate Insurer
Compliance Director
UK Speciality Insurer
Head of Regulatory Risk and Control
Lloyds Syndicate Insurer
Senior Internal Auditor in Group Audit
Large German Insurer
Head of Audit, Financial Management 
International Life Insurer
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Top 10 Global Insurer Americas Division