I offer a wealth of experience both as an external and in-house advisor, advising a broad range of financial institutions, including payments companies on regulatory matters and high profile projects, as well as working in financial institutions and corporates at board level. I have in-depth knowledge of board dynamics and look at matters with a cross-functional approach. Financial services regulation is complex enough as it is, so I always approach matters with a practical viewpoint, striving to make things possible and explaining it without legal jargon. Before working with Bird & Bird, I was corporate secretary at SNS REAAL and PostNL. I also worked as an investment banker for Fortis/MeesPierson and began my legal career at a leading Dutch law firm, where I worked in the Netherlands, London and New York.