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CISI appoints chief executive to replace Culhane

CISI appoints chief executive to replace Culhane

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment has appointed Tracy Vegro as its chief executive.

Vegro joins from the Solicitors Regulation Authority where she is currently the executive director for strategy and innovation. 

As part of her role at the SRA, she headed up the delivery of its corporate strategy and the innovation, regulatory and education policy as well as the research and analysis teams. 

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CISI chair Michael Cole-Fontayn said: “We are delighted to welcome Tracy as our new chief executive. Her skillset and experience working across both the corporate, regulatory and public sectors is exemplary. 

“Her guidance and leadership are important now as we move the CISI to its next stage of development. We look forward to introducing Tracy to our members, firms, volunteers and all CISI stakeholders.”

Prior to joining the SRA, Vegro was executive director, strategy and resources at the Financial Reporting Council, which is the regulator of accounting, audit and corporate governance. 

She was the FRC’s diversity champion and led on a number of initiatives aimed at boosting diversity on FTSE boards. Vegro was also awarded an OBE in the 2020 New Year Honours list for services to business and diversity.

Her career also spans a role as a senior civil servant in Whitehall, which she joined as a new graduate, gaining experience of developing strategy and policy, delivering new legislation and major public policy campaigns in key economic sectors.

Vegro will take over from Simon Culhane who announced he was stepping down from the role earlier this year and her role will be effective from September 5, 2022. 

She said: “I am excited by the challenge of contributing my ideas and energy to leading the CISI into its fourth decade and look forward to working with Michael, the board and all the institute’s staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.” 

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