Caitlin MacLeod

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Previous Experience

  • Senior Associate, Financial Services Authority, U.K.
  • Budget Adviser, Solomon Islands Government 
  • Director, Industry, Tourism and Resources, Department of Finance and Administration
  • Adviser, Social Policy Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Graduate and Adviser, Department of the Environment and Heritage

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Caitlin MacLeod


Caitlin provides analysis and advice on a range of regulatory and public policy issues, with a particular focus on risk management, and recovery and resolution.


Caitlin joined Promontory in 2011 from the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom, where she managed the banking sector director’s office and worked on developing recovery and resolution plans. At the FSA, she also coordinated work on reforms to remuneration practices, and provided both conduct and prudential analysis on the banking sector during the financial crisis. She also served in the general counsel division, working on specific post-crisis issues. Caitlin began her career in Australia and has extensive government experience, having worked in departments such as the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Finance and Administration, and the Department of the Environment and Heritage.  She has also served as budget adviser to the Solomon Islands Government. 


  • M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • Graduate diploma, legal practice, College of Law, New South Wales, Australia
  • LL.B., Australian National University
  • B.A., with honors, University of Melbourne, Australia

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • Graduate Merit Award, London School of Economics
  • Parliamentary intern, U.K. Parliament 
  • Recipient, Australia Day Award, for services to the Welfare Reform Secretariat, Australian Government
  • Recipient, Australian Service Medal, for peacekeeping service in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Board member, Melbourne City Mission
  • Board member, Ballarat International Foto Biennale
  • Recipient, 2015 Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship, Office of Women’s Affairs, State Government of Victoria
  • Former president, YWCA Canberra 

Representative Engagements

  • Reviewed an Australian bank’s recovery plan against Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and global regulatory standards.
  • Reviewed the risk management systems of a registered foreign corporation in Australia.
  • Assisted a large Australian retailer with its submission to the Financial System Inquiry.
  • Reviewed the risk management systems of a registered Asian corporation in Australia, pursuant to Australian Securities and Investments Commission concerns.
  • Analyzed a foreign regulator’s structure and capacity following changes to its regulatory architecture.
  • Assisted large, cross-border banks in Australia and South Africa in developing recovery and resolution plans to meet new living-will requirements.

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