Margaret Cole, FSA director of enforcement and financial crime, has been appointed to the FSA board.
Cole joins the 15-member board as managing director for enforcement and financial crime.
Managing a division of 450 people, she has responsibility for enforcement policy, intelligence gathering, forensic investigations, and civil and criminal proceedings in areas that include market abuse and financial crime.
She has led the FSA's drive to deliver its credible deterrence strategy, which last year saw three criminal convictions for insider dealing, 102 fines and prohibitions, with fines levied totalling £33.6m.
FSA chairman Adair Turner says: "Margaret brings a wealth of regulatory, legal and commercial experience.
"Her credentials ensure that we further strengthen the breadth of knowledge, experience, insight and quality of judgement the board provides."
Hector Sants, FSA chief executive, adds: "Margaret has driven the FSA's strategy of credible deterrence over the last three years, building the in-house expertise, intelligence gathering tactics and litigation specialism, used to ensure we achieve our statutory objectives in respect of protecting consumers, market integrity and financial crime."
Cole joined the FSA in July 2005 as director of enforcement.
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