First Names Group has appointed David Wild as chief risk officer, effective immediately.

Wild will be responsible for all aspects of the risk management framework, including aligning the company's overarching risk strategy and supporting the business in leveraging commercial opportunities for continued market growth.

A key member of the senior management team, he will also sit on the group’s management, audit, and risk committees and will report directly into Group CEO Mark Pesco.

With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, Wild has extensive knowledge of leading and delivering cultural and strategic change having implemented robust risk management and regulatory programmes across large and complex international organisations. He joins the company from RBC, where he held the position of head of fiduciary risk management for wealth management - international fiduciary services.