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Head of Operational Risk

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Compliance, Cyber Security

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Octavian Donnelly

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0874

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client is the global investment arm of a US-based financial services organisation. One of the largest global asset managers ($1 trillion+ AuM), with a strength and breadth across multiple asset classes in both public and private markets.

With a team of more than 2000 people around the world, our client is experiencing strong growth across its various entities and needs an experienced Head of Operational Risk to lead its EMEA and APAC team. A minimum of 10 years' experience across multiple European and APAC jurisdictions in the buy-side environment is essential.

Required strengths/SME

  • Operational risk

  • Compliance/Regulatory

  • Organisational governance

  • Planning: strategy & tactical

  • Team building & mentoring

  • Post-acquisition integration

  • Critical thinking, command and consensual decision making

  • Organisational change management

  • Compliance

  • SOX

  • Internal Controls

Your Profile

The successful candidate will have:

  • 10 years of experience in operational risk

  • Breadth of management experience in APAC & EMEA

  • Buy-side leadership

  • Sell-side experience useful

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.