Helping you meet financial services compliance

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At Insynergi, you can be assured of a team of consultants with the right skills, experience and knowledge to help you develop your business.

Key Staff

Mike While - Managing Director.

Mike has over 20 years of financial services experience working in a compliance consultancy role for over 13 years.

Mike has been a Senior Compliance Consultant within a global Financial Services Firm; Compliance Officer within a Mortgage Network and was the driving force behind a successful independent compliance consultancy supporting some of the country's most respected advisory and consultancy businesses.

Martin Sykes - Director of Compliance.

With over 16 years in the industry Martin moved to compliance in 1998, holding senior positions with DBS, Misys Regulatory Services and Sesame. During his time with the Networks Martin was responsible for teams undertaking file checking; auditing; complaints; advertising approvals; regulatory investigations; compliance policy and money laundering prevention.

He was Head of Compliance at Sesame from 2005 to 2008.  Since then he's undertaken a wide variety of consultancy assignments for intermediaries, product providers and insurers. These have included senior, approved person interim roles; S166 work; technical auditing and expert opinion reporting.

Martin is an Economics Graduate and he holds seven parts of the AFPC.

Sue Ramsdale - Compliance Manager.

Sue has over 20 year’s industry experience with 15 years in compliance, operating in the Investment, Mortgage & Insurance Sectors. She has managed an extensive range of audits and past business reviews which include various investment products, financial promotions and complaints as well as other areas of risk. Sue also regularly conducts file and T&C assessments.

 

Associates 

Angela Darling

Angela is a highly experienced delivery focused executive, effective at operating at Board and Executive Committee level; an executive with an outstanding record in the financial services industry, achieving service improvements within a regulatory environment.

She is results orientated, showing the ability to create vision, inspire, motivate and influence her team, leading major organisational change in different types of businesses and sectors. As a strategist, Angela develops and implements new ideas taking a variety of businesses forward, reducing costs and driving up income levels with a focus upon effective and compliant systems.

Angela is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and currently a member of the Disciplinary Committee, as well as a former member of the Policy Standards Board and Chair of the Governance and Diversity Committees.  She has co-ordinated and chaired over 200 Committees and Working Party meetings, regularly attended by HM Treasury, to agree and promote credible regulatory positions and address consumer and market issues.

Her portfolio of current positions includes Non-Executive Directorship of a Guernsey Insurer and Vice Chairman of Our World Educational Trust.

Joe Chiaro

Joe has over 35 years' experience in financial services, with the past 22 years focusing on regulatory consultancy.

In establishing Coopers & Lybrand's regulatory consulting practice, he played a major role helping the regulators and firms through the pensions mis-selling review. Joe then moved on to KPMG as a Director where he led numerous PBRs and S166 reviews.  Subsequently he joined the law firm Beachcrofts, where, amongst other roles, he acted as an expert witness in a major litigation.

Joe has been an independent consultant since 2009. He is an Economics Graduate and a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.