Tamara CizeikaTamara specialises in general regulatory issues in the financial services industry, advising firms on UK and EU regulatory requirements and drafting and negotiating UK and international agreements.

 Tamara is an active contributor to industry issues, publishing an independent report in 2011 for TISA, and being the main author of a 2013 white paper for the Investment Association on outsourcing and the “too big to fail” issue. She sits on a number of industry working groups (including AIMA working groups on custodians/depositaries and on research/dealing commission and Investment Association working groups on key industry issues and social media). She regularly speaks at industry seminars, and recently hosted a thought leadership event with the Chief Economist of the Bank of England.

Tamara began her career at a regulator, working for the general counsel of the financial services regulator in Australia. She has also been a trustee of an arts charity (www.painesplough.com) for more than 10 years. Its goal is to find the next generation of great English playwrights and do “more plays, more places, more often”, reaching communities that otherwise don’t get a chance to see the arts. It recently celebrated its 40th year with its most ambitious programme yet, touring 12 productions to 54 places with 5 star reviews. It has also built a “pop up” theatre in the round that can be entirely “flat packed”, raising £350,000 and wining ‘Theatre Building of the Year’ at The Stage Awards.