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Sarah Rapson

Executive Director of Supervision, UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Sarah Rapson joined the FRC as Executive Director Supervision in September 2021. She is responsible for leading the FRC’s Supervision Division and its work to enhance audit quality both through standard setting and audit monitoring of firms; supervisory oversight of the Recognised Professional Bodies; and to promote improvement in corporate reporting through detailed technical reviews of companies’ annual reports and accounts.

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Sarah Rapson

Executive Director of Supervision, UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

Sarah Rapson joined the FRC as Executive Director Supervision in September 2021. She is responsible for leading the FRC’s Supervision Division and its work to enhance audit quality both through standard setting and audit monitoring of firms; supervisory oversight of the Recognised Professional Bodies; and to promote improvement in corporate reporting through detailed technical reviews of companies’ annual reports and accounts.

From 2013-16, Sarah was a member of the Home Office Board, as the first Director General of UK Visas and Immigration – responsible for overseas visas, in-country immigration, and asylum. Sarah was Chief Executive of the Identity and Passport Service (now HM Passport Office) from 2010-13 and in 2010 was also appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as the 20th Registrar General for England and Wales, responsible for Civil Registration, a post she held until 2014. Before joining the Civil Service in 2005, Sarah’s career had been in retail financial services. 

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