We all have ambitions regarding the type of work we do, the organisations we work for and the roles we would like to take on.
In this session, we consider how you can give yourself the best chance of achieving those ambitions by focusing on areas such as skills and behaviours, knowledge, career planning, career transitions, networks, mentors, resilience and balance. We will also explore management and leadership.
Nisha Arora, Director of Consumer and Retail Policy, FCA
Nisha’s division at the FCA is responsible for developing and maintaining the rules relating to the conduct of firms manufacturing and distributing retail financial products, including insurance, consumer credit, mortgages and retail banking.
The division also leads the FCA’s overall consumer strategy, including vulnerability and consumer insight (such as the Financial Lives Survey), and regulatory family coordination and oversight (including, the Financial Ombudsmen Service and Financial Services Compensation Scheme). Nisha led the FCA’s work to protect and support consumers affected by the pandemic.
Prior to her joining the FCA, Nisha held Senior Director roles at the Competition and Markets Authority (where she oversaw its Consumer Protection work) and the Office of Fair Trading. Previously, Nisha served as a senior legal adviser in the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office. Nisha trained as a solicitor with Denton Hall.
Justine Campbell, Group GC and Company Secretary, National Grid
Justine is responsible for legal, risk, compliance, safety and governance activities across the Group, the effective operating of National Grid PLC’s board and committees and advising on key issues of corporate governance.
Justine holds an LLB (hons) degree from Trinity College, Dublin and qualified as a solicitor with Freshfields, spending five years working in their London and Brussels offices.
Her last position was as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Centrica Plc. Previous roles included General Counsel and External Affairs Director at Vodafone UK and European General Counsel of Telefonica (O2).
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