Chris is the Head of Compliance at TSB and its AML/CFT Compliance Officer.
Before Chris joined TSB, he was a Director at Ernst & Young (EY) and led the firm’s Forensic & Integrity Services practice in New Zealand. Chris has nearly 15 years of experience providing consulting services in the Financial Services sector – specialising in compliance, regulatory response and investigations – to clients based in New Zealand, Australia, the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Chris has worked with global financial institutions and asset managers to address regulatory requests and enforcement, improve and assess anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption compliance programmes; and lead financial crime investigations.
Chris has a strong knowledge of KYC/CDD/ECDD frameworks and customer risk-ranking protocols, as well as expertise in the use of investigative technologies. Chris led several engagements that were under regulatory order aimed at assessing financial crime frameworks for gaps, remediating compliance programmes and conducting technology-assisted look-back investigations into suspicious transactions and customers. He has also led several financial crime benchmarking projects for global banks, assisting them in understanding industry practice surrounding KYC frameworks and correspondent banking.
Prior to joining EY, Chris held executive positions at several boutique risk-management consulting firms. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).