A pro-active, pragmatic and versatile General Counsel with extensive FTSE250 financial services experience, who enjoys partnering with the business across a wide range of areas from corporate governance to consumer law and regulatory compliance to commercial litigation. Jo has cutting edge regulatory experience in Solvency II and Brexit-related issues and broad-ranging in-house experience in legal risk management. She also has experience in dispute resolution and corporate transactions, as well as intellectual property and data protection. Demonstrated success in building, leading, managing and integrating legal and compliance teams. This has included through mergers, restructures and other extensive changes. Key Specialities: advising Boards and Committees on corporate governance matters including the Market Abuse Regulation requirements and directors' duties; advising on interpretation and application of Solvency II legislation; extensive insurance and financial services compliance experience in both the general and life market on both conduct and prudential matters, including leading the internal team managing the response to an extensive s.166 including communication with the regulator and extensive change management experience during turbulent corporate change.