Tom Holmes, founding Director of Veran Performance and its two networks is delighted to announce Zoë Avenell as the new Chair of the FS HR & Compliance Network.


Zoë brings a wealth of experience in the financial services industry and the provision of benchmarking and other services to her clients in Investment Management.

Her role will be to chair the FS HR & Compliance network alongside myself, Tom Holmes who founded the group back in 2015.

This is an important task as it means taking on the management of the network which now exceeds 500 members and growing it to build the service and the value that the members enjoy.

Zoë commented: “I am really excited to be involved with such a brilliant network of HR and Compliance professionals. Financial services is under increasing scrutiny for how they meet their regulatory obligations and I will be proactively working with our members to establish something tangible to promote consistency when considering new and changing regulation. Watch this space.”

Tom Holmes, Director of Veran Performance and Founder of FS HR & Compliance stated: “I am thrilled that Zoë has taken on this challenge to chair the network and look forward to working with her to evolve the group. Our survey in 2017 has shown that there are significant variations in members’ interpretation of reasonable steps to meet legislative outcomes and therefore something needs to be done to address such a high-risk gap.”