Matrix Group, the privately owned UK financial services business, has appointed Simon Elvidge as group head of compliance and assurance.
Elvidge, who has over 20 years’ experience in senior compliance and control function roles, joins from Numis Securities where he was head of compliance and managed the compliance teams in both the UK and US.
Before this, Elvidge worked within Société Générale group and for Newedge Group, the joint venture between Société Générale and Calyon. Over a period of 8 years he held a series of senior roles with varied oversight responsibilities covering global, European and UK aspects of the business.
Previous senior roles have included HSBC and other major financial institutions.
Elvidge will head the compliance team, which includes group compliance, plus dedicated resources covering the investment banking, asset management and property divisions.
Chris Merry (pictured), chief executive of Matrix Group, says: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to Matrix. Simon’s experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to maintain a first class compliance team. Simon will also lead our newly established operational risk and internal audit functions for the group.”