After 12 years with the Bank of England, where she played a significant role in the central bank’s response to the 2007 global financial crisis, Jacqueline Joyston-Bechal chose BNY Mellon to continue her professional journey.
Jacqueline Joyston-Bechal joined BNY Mellon as head of the compliance advisory team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Investment Services after working for the Bank of England, where she worked to help solve the global financial crisis of 2007. In an interview, she was asked how her formative professional experiences prepared her to take a leading role in compliance at BNY Mellon. She responded, “Certainly, I have become a crisis manager. I don’t think anything fazes me now. I have good risk management antennae in terms of what can go wrong. When we were in the throes of the crisis, there were surprises around each corner, and I learned to try to spot them. In a crisis, you gain experience putting solutions together quickly and bringing the right people together. I sharpened my project management skills and experienced how you must sometimes pull together your contacts to solve problems.”
“I approach compliance with the knowledge that we have to show ourselves to be an example in the market.”Jacqueline Joyston-Bechal, Head of Compliance Advisory, Investment Services, EMEA