David Kenmir was appointed Managing Director for Regulatory Services at the Financial Services Authority in April 2004. He leads in the provision of a range of services to consumers, existing firms, firms seeking authorisation and mutuals; as well as meeting the FSA's own operational requirements in areas such as property, IT and knowledge management (including the processing, validation and warehousing of data received from firms).
He was previously Director of Investment Firms at the FSA, responsible for over 8,500 firms ranging from global fund management operations to sole trader financial advisers.
David joined the FSA in June 1998 from one of its predecessor organisations, the Securities and Futures Authority, where he was Executive Director of the Authorisation and Business Conduct Division. He initially held a similar role at the Authority's inception in June 1998, before taking responsibility for developing the FSA’s new operating model between 1999 and 2001.