Robert exploits his knowledge of and experiences within developing and high risk economies, institutional banking and disruptive financial services to help clients design, execute and assure financial crime compliance objectives driven from a business and first line of defence perspective.
As co-founder of FINTRAIL, Robert is a thought leader in the financial crime risk management and FinTech communities. He is responsible for driving FINTRAIL’s business strategy, and the execution of financial crime compliance projects across financial services. He recently delivered a financial crime compliance change programme for a leading international payments company and led an independent AML and Sanctions audit review for a leading international e-money and FX business.
Previously as Director, Financial Institutions Group at HSBC, Robert conducted detailed onsite financial crime assurance reviews of financial institutions operating in the UK, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Nigeria, Europe, Vietnam, Lebanon and South Africa. Robert also embedded financial crime risk management processes for the global correspondent banking portfolio across the first and second lines.
Prior to working for HSBC, Robert led the Intelligence programme for the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority. He was responsible for the full programme life cycle including start-up, Games operations and close-down.