Margaret Cole

Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel, Pricewaterhouse Coopers UK


Margaret Cole joined PwC LLP as a Partner in September 2012 and took on the role of General Counsel, as a member of the Executive Board of the UK firm, in January 2013.

Prior to her joining PwC, Margaret held the position of Director of Enforcement in the Financial Crime Division of the Financial Services Authority having spent over 20 years in private practice, specialising in commercial litigation with an emphasis of financial services. In 2010 she joined the FSA’s Board as Managing Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime.

As founder and head of the Dispute Resolution Department at the London Office of international law firm White & Case in 1995, Margaret built on experience from her Partnership at Stephenson Harwood between 1990 and 1995 where she was responsible for the recovery actions in relation to the Maxwell Pension Fund on behalf of the Pension Funds Trustee.

Margaret is a graduate in Law from Murray Edwards (formerly New Hall), Cambridge. She is also qualified as a Mediator with CEDR and the ADR Group. Until 2011 she served as a Non-Executive Director of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services and in December 2012 she became a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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