Tim Howarth | KPMG in the UK
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Tim Howarth

Partner and Head of FS Consulting and Risk Consulting

KPMG in the UK

Tim is the UK Head of Financial Services Consulting and Risk Consulting, as well as the Client Lead Partner for Lloyds Banking Group. He has a broad background in consulting services and has led large transformational and product remediation projects. Tim is passionate about the effectiveness and efficiency of governance and control frameworks and is helping clients define their Governance, Risk and Compliance vision, strategy and structures. He is also comfortable working with all levels of management from the board to accountable executives he brings a commercial edge to regulation and risk management.

As the lead partner for one of KPMG’s largest account Tim has led his team in helping to deliver significant assurance and transformation projects, often leveraging KPMG Alliance network. This includes a cloud based finance transformation, innovative arrangements to support a client in creating Internal Audit of the future and data-driven strategies for customer engagement.

During eight years at the Financial Services Authority, Tim devised and implemented the Approved Persons regime and was a senior policy expert on approved persons and senior management arrangements, systems andcontrols and training and competency. As well as conference speaking, Tim was involved in the review of governance structures for large groups in the banking and insurance sectors.

Tim takes a close interest in regulatory developments. He has contributed to compliance publications and is a regular speaker on Outcome Focussed Regulation.

Education and qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Operations Management


  • FPC qualified

  • Prince2 project manager

Areas of expertise

  • Advice on Governance, Regulation and Compliance, systems and controls and senior management responsibilities

  • Conduct and Compliance reviews

  • Product remediation

  • Driving complex transformation programmes around cloud solutions

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