Maitland has tapped Martina Swart to head up the advisory and fund administration firm’s governance function. In the newly created role of Group Head of Governance Services, she’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of governance services which includes regulatory, compliance and risk management.
Swart joins Maitland from Orbis Investment Advisory where she was a senior adviser to the business covering governance matters. Prior to that her career included a number of senior legal roles at major global financial institutions including Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Citadel Investments.
“Martina’s comprehensive knowledge of relevant international laws, regulations and state-of-the-art risk and control practices will be crucial in underpinning our next phase of growth,” said Steve Georgala, Maitland’s CEO. “Martina will play a key role in enhancing Maitland’s ability to design and execute strategies to reduce and manage risk for our clients.”
Swart will be based in the firm’s London office, where she will also take a place on Maitland’s executive committee. She will report directly to the CEO.