UCL Faculty of Laws

Dr Alan Brener

Dr Alan Brener

Lecturer (Teaching)

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Oct 2016


Queen Mary and Westfield College
Doctorate, Doctorat | 2018
University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2018


Alan Brener is a Lecturer (Teaching) at University College London’s Laws Faculty and has a PhD from  Queen Mary University of London.  Aspects of his research included examining macro-prudential policy and UK housing policy and, also, financial services regulation generally.

Alan is Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London and a member of the Quality and Standards Committee of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a LLM from UCL.

Alan has worked for Santander UK and was responsible, at different  times, for the compliance and retail legal departments and regulatory policy. Before joining Santander in 2005, from 1996, he headed the compliance departments for the retail banking divisions of Natwest and RBS banks. From 1989 to 1996 Alan was a senior prudential and conduct of business regulator for the insurance and collective investments sectors having previously worked on aspects of public policy at the Department of Trade and Industry.

Alan was on secondment from Santander a couple of years ago helping to set up the Banking Standards Board with the objective of improving standards of conduct and professionalism within the banking industry.