Leeds-headquartered independent commercial risk and insurance broker Attis has appointed Depinder Lal as compliance director.
Depinder, who has 15 years’ financial services sector experience, will lead the compliance function across the group, ensuring the firm meets its regulatory obligations and reporting requirements. Rapidly-growing Attis now employs over 80 people and has a network of five regional offices across the north and Midlands, encompassing credit solutions, health and group risk, wealth and employee benefits divisions as well as a specialist motorsport team.
“I’m excited to be joining Attis, which is really proud to be offering something different, with its robustly customer-focused approach to commercial insurance,” said Mr Lal. “My role will involve embedding and promoting a really strong compliance culture throughout the firm, protecting customers’ and the business’ best interests whilst supporting Attis in its strategic growth plans.”
Depinder joins Attis from the Broker Network, part of the Bravo Group, in Knaresborough, where as a risk and compliance consultant he supported a panel of over 30 insurance brokers on compliance issues. He also gained experience as consumer credit consultant for management consultancy Regulatory Finance Solutions, and previously worked with Capita and Lloyds Banking Group.
Attis director Neil Beck said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Depinder to the Attis family. He is enormously experienced in the regulatory and reporting requirements involved in compliance and I know he will prove himself to be a tremendous asset to the business and to our growing customer base.
“Compliance is the bedrock of effective insurance and Depinder will take a proactive approach to ensuring Attis continues to excel for our clients.”