The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed Aileen Armstrong as Executive Director Strategy and Innovation, taking up post in mid-June.
She will be responsible for continuing to develop the SRA’s strategic direction and in particular its policy and research work, with a focus on supporting the delivery of innovation and technology in the legal sector.
Aileen has been an Executive Director at Ofwat since 2016. She currently leads teams focused on company performance and price reviews, recently delivering the methodology for the next price review. Before that, she led the Finance and Governance Programme, which focused on company leadership and financial resilience.
Prior to working at Ofwat, Aileen held policy and delivery roles in a number of organisations including the Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission and HM Treasury, where she led the Competition, Markets and Regulation Team.