Julie Patterson is to leave her role as the Investment Management Association's regulatory affairs director.
Patterson (pictured), who worked at the trade body for more than 15 years, will take up a new role as a director in KPMG's European financial services regulatory centre. She moves in August.
IMA chief executive Daniel Godfrey (pictured) said: "Julie's knowledge and experience are unique and her contribution to the promotion and development of asset management in the UK cannot be underestimated. We wish her all the best in her new role."
Patterson's roles at the IMA included overseeing the introduction of five sets of UCITS rules and the AIFMD, reforming the fund tax regime and setting out best practice on fund pricing, processing and reporting.