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About us

We pride ourselves on the breadth of knowledge each member contributes, this has allowed us to build a market-leading wider team, who are coached and guided through their career.

Our mix of consultancy experts, risk and regulation specialists, and subject matter experts enable us to create unique solutions and deliver the best service for our clients.

Our Leadership

Our leadership team brings together a wealth of experience from all corners of the financial services market. (Join Us)

Marcus Sephton


Marcus has a wealth of advisory and people development experience. Marcus has spent 40 years as a professional advisor, including roles at KPMG and HM Treasury.


During his tenure at KPMG Marcus established the first Financial Services Regulatory Practice, allowing him to work closely with the main UK FS regulators.

Andrew Hedley

Partner, Risk and ESG Advisory Practice

Andrew leads the Risk and ESG Advisory Practices. He has more than 20 years' of experience working in risk across all major financial services sectors.


He has considerable industry experience, having held senior risk positions including Group CRO for the Enstar Group and the Head of Front Office Risk for Vanguard. He also led Risk teams at M&G and Prudential after working at Deloitte. He started his career in Terrorism Underwriting at Hiscox and has a master’s in finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Matthew Ranson

Partner, Regulatory Advisory Practice and RegTech

Matthew is the Regulatory Advisory Practice and RegTech Partner. He was previously the UK Head of Capital Markets Regulatory Change at Deloitte, and has held roles at KPMG and OSTC. 


He has more than 18 years’ experience in delivering complex regulatory implementations for both global banks and asset managers and is an industry-leading expert on Transaction Reporting.

Will Basnett

Head of Advisory

Will is the Head of Advisory. With 14 years’ experience building consulting firms and serving clients across the Financial Services industry, 


Will has delivered multiple strategic projects, and led large-scale transformation programmes including some of the largest transformational change programmes in the Asset Management sector in recent years. Will joined Novatus from Alpha Financial Markets Consulting. Before this he held roles at KPMG, IBM Strategy Consulting, and Elixir.

Richard Street

Chief Revenue Officer

Richard is the Chief Revenue Officer with a focus on the Novatus RegTech platform. He brings over 30 years’ experience to the position, with previous roles at Citi Bank, RBC and ControlNet. 


Throughout his career Richard has been at the forefront of technological advancement within financial services, leading and identifying solutions for businesses across the sector.

Emily Rash

Head of Marketing

Emily is the Head of Marketing at Novatus Advisory, where she brings over 16 years’ of marketing and communications experience from across Financial Services to the role. 


Previous roles include positions at Rede Partners, Vistra, the London Metal Exchange, and Coller Capital. She has led multiple marketing campaigns and projects across numerous channels and subjects.

Amelia Bargh

Chief of Staff

Amelia is the Chief of Staff, responsible for overseeing many of the strategic projects and finance operations at Novatus. She is ACA qualified, completing this at PwC within the audit line of service. 


Her clients ranged from charities to luxury goods and publishers. During her time at PwC Amelia was a Peer Group Representative and on the Professional Qualification Council.

Michael Bergstrom

Head of RegTech

Michael leads the development of the Novatus RegTech tool and is CFA certified. 


He is responsible for building multiple reconciliation tools and operational frameworks. Michael joined Novatus from Vanguard, where he worked within the front office risk team.

Coralie Nelson

Head of ESG Advisory

Coralie leads the Novatus ESG Advisory team. During her time at Novatus she has directed ESG strategies at global insurers, asset managers and for a FTSE 250 investment company. 


Her experience includes implementation of initiatives across multiple business functions, and guiding clients through multiple voluntary and regulatory ESG reporting frameworks

Francis Stroudley

Head of Transaction Reporting

Francis leads the Transaction Reporting practice at Novatus. He has more than ten years’ experience in regulation consultancy and previously held roles at EY and Lloyds Banking Group. 


Francis has experience supporting clients in implementation and review of their transaction reporting functions and is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of reporting including field logic and overarching governance.

Hugo Warner

Head of Risk Advisory

Hugo leads the Risk Practice. He has ten years’ experience in the financial services industry and is CFA qualified. Hugo was previously a senior member of Vanguard’s Risk team, where he helped build out the front office risk framework and was European Head of Business Continuity. 


Hugo has led clients through in-depth IFPR and ICARA programmes, including setting initial strategy and approach, to completing the exercise and providing ongoing assurance.

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