Sandra Quinn joins from the financial regulator

Lloyds Banking Group appointed Sandra Quinn as People Risk Director.

In this newly created role, Quinn will report to Angie Risley, Group HR Director and will assume responsibility for risk management of the Human Resources function and of People Risk within Lloyds Banking Group.

Quinn joined the Group in July from the Financial Services Authority (FSA), where she recently completed a review of its financial crime activities.

After qualifying as a barrister, Quinn started her career at the Bank of England, before spending several years in asset trading at Lazard Brothers. She then moved to Brussels with the European Commission, bringing practical knowledge of financial services to the formation of a number of EU directives. She subsequently took up a people management role with the UK's Foreign Office and led European Policy at the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation (IMRO).

Since 1997, Quinn has held a wide range of policy, project and leadership roles positions at the FSA. In 2007 she set up the National Fraud Authority as its Interim Chief Executive, leading the creation and launch of the National Fraud Strategy. 2009 saw her join the review of Serious Organised Crime by the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit as well as undertaking a review of the Attorney General's Office, before returning to the FSA.

Angie Risley, Group HR Director, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Quinn to our HR team. We recognise that risk management is integral to the success of our business and we are pleased to be leading the way in making this appointment. We understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and the only way we can build the deep and lasting relationships with our customers that we strive for. To do this we must continue to properly manage the potential risks around our people, and ensure they are fully supported. Quinn’s role reflects the importance of this work.”

Quinn commented: “The creation of this role signals a move towards harnessing the full potential of the Group’s people capital as well as its financial capital. I am really excited about this opportunity and I am looking forward to being at the forefront of effectively managing risk across Lloyds Banking Group.”