Press Release

Kate Vetch to join Macquarie as new Head of Compliance in EMEA

London, 23 May 2019

  • Kate Vetch will join Macquarie as the new Head of Compliance in EMEA from early September 2019.
  • Ms Vetch joins Macquarie from UBS and replaces Richard Brearley.

Macquarie Group has announced the appointment of Kate Vetch as the new Regional Head of Compliance for Macquarie Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), subject to regulatory approvals. This will take effect from early September 2019. 

Ms Vetch will join Macquarie as an Executive Director and will sit on the EMEA Management Committee alongside Paul Plewman, the EMEA region’s new Chief Executive Officer.  

A qualified accountant by background, Ms Vetch has spent 17 years working in Compliance, starting her career at JP Morgan in Australia and spending time at Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ms Vetch is currently Global Head of Markets Compliance and Operational Risk Control at UBS. 

Following this appointment, Richard Brearley, currently Regional Head of Compliance, EMEA will move into the Chief Executive’s office to focus on regulatory projects on behalf of Macquarie in EMEA. Mr Brearley and Ms Vetch will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities later this year. 



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