The Levrara Consulting Group Team

Our senior and executive teams have extensive experience in all aspects of financial services

At Levrara we are a close-knit team who all work cohesively to maximise our success as a company whilst allowing us to meet any needs a client may have of us.

Paul Spanswick

Chairman

 

Paul has enjoyed a stellar career in Investment Banking working as a senior finance professional at Citi Group and UBS before joining Nomura, where over the course of a 22 year career he held positions including EMEA CFO and EMEA COO before joining the Group Level Executive Committee as Group CAO and Deputy Chief of Staff.

He has a proven track record in managing complex change and firm-wide transformation initiatives, crisis management, merger integration, delivering efficiencies, strengthening financial and operational controls, managing complex stakeholder relationships and developing future leaders.

Most recently he has embarked on a non-executive career and is currently a non- executive director of a number of Nomura entities across Europe. Amongst his other non- executive roles he also serves as the Chairman of Teenage Cancer Trust and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Lineten. Levrara Consulting Group is therefore significantly strengthened by having Paul as our Chairman.

 

 

Devesh Mehta

Chief Executive Officer

 

Devesh started at Deloitte & Touche, before going on to join Nomura’s finance function holding many senior positions including EMEA Controller, EMEA CFO & EMEA CAO as well as Global Head of Risk & Finance Change.

 

He was a board director of the European Holding Company as well as the UK Banking entity. He moved to Grant Thornton where, as a Financial Services Consulting Partner he successfully led the flagship Business Risk Services team before going on to Co-Head all of Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory Practices. Devesh founded Levrara in January 2018 and served as its CEO for the last three years.

 

 

Darren Bishop

Chief Operating Officer

 

Darren has 30 years experience working in the Financial services sector. Starting in IT, developing systems for the Pensions industry through to more recently managing Operational Risk for the London Stock Exchange and working within the regulatory change team at Nomura.

 

 

Raj kumar

Head of Business Development and Recruitment

 

Raj started his career within luxury automotive sales in the heart of Mayfair. Having spent a few years in luxury sales, he then changed career direction to work in finance and subsequently change management within investment banking.

 

Using both his sales experience and content knowledge from investment banking, Raj has brought a unique blend of skills which have enabled him to successfully establish Levrara’s recruitment business and drive the firm’s new business origination.

 

 

 

Jonathan Farrell

Head of Risk, Finance and Control

 

Jonathan joined Levrara following a distinguished 17 year career in the financial services industry, encompassing senior finance (financial control, capital reporting and product control) and change roles at global institutions such as Nomura, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. Jonathan has worked under the Levrara umbrella since 2018 and currently heads our Finance and Regulatory Change consulting division. He brings an exceptional brand of commitment and technical expertise to every client he works with and has run a series of change programmes for Levrara at multiple banking clients, including Front-to-Back Infrastructure Overhaul, Capital Remediation, CFTC regulation review and implementation of the latest US regulatory changes under Dodd Frank.

 

Fiona Knight

Head of HR

 

Following a strong academic career at one of the country’s leading grammar schools Fiona has taken the bold and increasingly popular step of forging ahead with a career in consulting . Her eloquence and dynamism make her ideally suited to supporting our Head of Business development as an associate consultant, satisfying the ever present demand for top talent from our client base.

 

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