Complyport has appointed Martin Herriot as chief executive, effective 16 July 2009.
Founded in 2001, Complyport provides compliance consultancy to the financial services industry. The company currently services a significant number of clients in the banking, stock broking and alternative investment markets.
Herriot joined Complyport from the Financial Services Authority in September 2008, where he served for ten years, most recently as a senior officer within the authorisation department. He was responsible for leading and managing a number of FSA teams and was a voting member of the Regulatory Transactions Committee, which looked to resolve contentious and complex regulatory issues.
Prior to joining the FSA, Herriot held various senior roles at AIB Govett, Baring Asset Management and Jupiter Tyndall.
Herriot says: 'I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Complyport in the next phase of its development, particularly as we begin to expand our client base in Europe and the Middle East. Complyport has an excellent team of professionals, and I look forward to building on our existing strong reputation and client focused services.'
Herriot is supported by a senior team including Mike Downie who remains chief financial officer of the company.