Karlene Rivers: Compliance and Business Management

I enjoy what I do because: I love processes and lists and I enjoying seeing first hand how setting up a system can make things more effective and work better for the business and its clients. I believe that Compliance should be about protecting the clients, but not about creating reams of unnecessary paperwork!

Canines and kids: 2 Children, aged 3 and 6 and a husband desperately nagging me to get a puppy.

If I didn’t work at Chevening I would be: Working with other IFA firms that aren’t nearly as friendly and lovely to work for.

Three fun facts:

  1. I once bumped into James Corden in an Elevator and he was REALLY Shy!
  2. My very first job at 18 was as an office Junior for an IFA company, on £8,000 a year. I’ve never left the industry since.
  3. I ran the Brighton Marathon after having my daughter and would really like to do it again… one day!

What I’m looking forward to: I’m both looking forward to, and dreading my son starting school in September. I will miss him terribly, but it does mean I won’t have to work so many evenings and weekends which will be really, really nice! I might even start training for that second marathon!