Ocorian, the specialist global provider of services to financial institutions, asset managers, corporates, and high-net-worth individuals, has promoted Leanne Le Signe to Head of Group Legal & Governance.
In her new role, Leanne is responsible for overseeing and managing Ocorian's legal & governance function, where her focus is on enhancing controls in line with the legal requirements across the firm’s 20 locations and with market best practice. She joined Ocorian in January 2021 as Senior Legal Counsel.
Leanne qualified as a Solicitor of England & Wales in 2009 and worked in private practice as a funds lawyer in Jersey and later Hong Kong, where she advised clients and multi-jurisdictional service providers on offshore domiciled funds investing in a wide variety of asset classes. She became a Chartered Company Secretary in 2016 and completed a Diploma in International Risk, Compliance and Corporate Governance in 2017.
Leanne has a broad and diverse understanding of the financial services industry, having held front-office, compliance and in-house legal positions with other service providers.
Frederik van Tuyll, Chairman & CEO at Ocorian, said: “Leanne’s promotion to Head of Global Legal & Governance demonstrates our desire to reward and develop our internal talent for senior positions. As we continue with our ambitious growth plans, we are mindful of the increasingly complex regulatory landscape in which Leanne's expertise and guidance will be a great asset. Congratulations Leanne.”
Commenting on her promotion Leanne said, “I’m delighted to have been promoted by Ocorian and be tasked with implementing the group's legal and governance strategy. I look forward to building on the great work of the legal & governance team to date, and supporting Ocorian with its future growth plans.”