Katie Clarke

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Previous Experience

  • Global Head of Procurement, Clifford Chance 
  • General Manager, Clifford Chance Russia 
  • Financial Controller, Clifford Chance Middle East 
  • Business Analyst, Maddocks

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Katie Clarke


Katie advises clients on risk management and regulatory matters in the U.K. and on managing country risks.


Katie has managed regulatory, s166, and anti-financial-crime engagements for a variety of clients. She has designed, delivered, and assessed bespoke training in a variety of organizations and geographical jurisdictions. Katie has extensive experience in executive-level operating roles at professional-services firms and in managing large-scale projects with multiple resources and partners. She spent several years at Clifford Chance, most recently as global head of procurement, ensuring that supplier contracts met business and regulatory requirements and followed continuity plans, and as general manager of the firm’s Moscow office. Katie previously served as a financial controller in Clifford Chance’s Tokyo and Middle East offices, specializing in global and single-jurisdiction financial and budgeting requirements, tax codes, and professional standards. She is a qualified trainer and workplace assessor.


  • M.B.A., Kingston Business School

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

Representative Engagements

  • Helped clients understand the implications of the U.K. regimes for senior managers, certification, and senior insurance managers; drafted responses to relevant Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority consultation papers; reviewed and advised on role descriptions, statements of responsibility, and governance-responsibility maps; and designed and delivered training for boards and executives.
  • Reviewed a client’s past sales of interest-rate hedging products to small and medium-sized enterprises and tested the firm’s application of the FCA guidance on eligibility of groups of customers to the review and related technical issues.
  • Performed project management for s166 skilled-person engagements.
  • Managed an on-site engagement team at a commercial bank investigating alerts generated by its transaction-monitoring system.
  • Led a team at a retail bank investigating a backlog of suspicious-activity reports.

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