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A&O Consulting embeds better business behaviour. We’re trusted advisors to business leaders on governance, corporate purpose and culture, risk management and controls, regulatory strategy and implementation and transformation.

Our insight builds strength and integrity into culture, and our solutions are innovative, practical and sustainable. In a world where the rules of business are changing, we help you turn change into a competitive advantage.

Our core offerings

We are a team of former regulators and industry leaders, lawyers and senior consultants, meaning we bring both valuable insights and practical experience when providing solutions for our clients.


Increasing the effectiveness of governance and driving sustainable business outcomes.

Corporate purpose and culture

Unlocking people's full potential by embedding the right values and driving cultural change. 

Risk management and controls

Developing innovative approaches to managing the evolving risk landscape, designing and optimising risk management frameworks. 

Regulatory strategy and implementation

Helping clients keep pace with regulatory expectations - wherever in the world they operate.


Seasoned consultants, technologists, lawyers and project managers making legal functions future fit.

FCA and PRA Skilled Person Reviews (s166)

We are on the FCA and PRA Skilled Person Panels for:

  • Governance, Accountability, Strategy and Culture
  • Controls and Risk Management Frameworks
  • Conduct of Business

Featured products

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Culture Benchmark

A benchmarking tool designed to help our clients understand their current cultural landscape and how their values might drive employee behaviour. It also helps employees navigate challenging everyday scenarios in an ever-changing workplace.

Our latest insights

Our latest insights

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Publications: 16 July 2020

Managing ESG compliance — challenges for UK listed companies

Matthew Townsend, Sally Dewar, James Roe and Anne Kirkwood of Allen & Overy LLP examine the current environmental, social and governance laws, regulatory codes and reporting obligations for large…

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Publications: 02 February 2022

Preparing for the new Consumer Duty

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) latest consultation and feedback on the proposed Consumer Duty engages with some of the sticking points as well as providing draft rules and guidance. 

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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 01 December 2021

FCA’s ESG strategy: a focus on diversity and inclusion

The FCA’s ESG strategy, launched by CEO Nikhil Rathi at COP26, has a significant focus on transparency and disclosure, and its importance in enabling a market led transition to a sustainable future.…

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New operational resilience requirements and guidance for UK financial services firms

Publications: 15 April 2021

New operational resilience requirements and guidance for UK financial services firms

Following a year that saw firms’ operational resilience arrangements put to the test, the FCA, the PRA and the Bank of England published their long-awaited final rules and guidance on operational…

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Working at A&O Consulting

Clive Garfield

Clive Garfeld

Executive Director

"The team has a real mix of skillsets and experiences – pure consultants, regulatory experts, lawyers and industry veterans – creating a diversity of thought that serves clients well." Read more
Sam Jones

Sam Jones


"As A&O Consulting continues to grow, the entire team are very much involved in shaping the future of the business, and we are encouraged to think strategically about how it will grow and develop over time." Read more

Olivia Kendall-Martin


"For me, the scope of the work, the energy of the team, and the direct exposure to leadership is a combination hard to beat." Read more
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Mashal Kadri

Senior Consultant

"We’ve recently built a scenario-based training app to share with prospects and a site specifically for start-ups, with premium free resources to help them scale up and navigate the pandemic." Read more
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Tien Le

Senior Consultant

"I’m really enjoying being part of a high-performing team that is already shaping the future of the business world." Read more

Rosie Williams

Senior Consultant

"The levels of engagement and motivation that each team member brings are reflected in the outcomes we deliver." Read more

Veronika Havlova

Senior Consultant

"I would say the best thing about the A&OC team is its warmth, energy, the team's collectively diverse skill set and accessibility to seniors. It means you are really getting a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of strategy, client delivery, as well as learning from their insights." Read more

Awards & accolades

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