VAS Valuation Group appoints Alison Stevenson to newly created risk manager role
VAS Valuation Group has appointed senior high street bank specialist Alison Stevenson to the newly created role of risk manager.
Alison will be responsible for building strong working relationships with the directors, operations and technology teams, acting as lead on all risk, compliance and regulatory matters.
She will also support regulatory and business-driven projects including rule interpretation of UK and non-UK requirements, managing new business projects including coordinating, advising, reviewing and challenging outputs as well as conducting regular business impact assessments.
Alison worked for Barclays PLC from 2001 – 2022, most recently in the roles of risk & controls manager (regulatory change) for commercial credit card from 2019 – 2022 and risk & control analyst (chief controls office) for consumer credit cards from 2011 – 2019.
Alison said: “I am joining the company at a very exciting time, it has grown exponentially over the last five years and with that growth is the greater requirement to truly understand the ramifications of every decision. The role will protect the business itself, but importantly it also further safeguards our clients who know we are operating within all financial regulations at all times.”
Gina May, chief operating officer and co-founder of VAS Valuation Group, said: “This role, and Alison’s appointment, is integral to helping the business achieve its vision as being recognised as the most professional and comprehensive property valuation solutions business in the UK. Her high street background is second-to-none and will prove invaluable moving forwards.”