Geoff was recently appointed as the MLRO and Head of Financial Crime for Secure Trust Bank, a specialist lender. He has worked in financial services in a variety of Distribution, Strategy and change roles for c. 30 years and in the last 10 years specifically within Financial Crime; he is MBA qualified.
He has held both 1st and 2nd Line roles within Financial Crime Risk management, where he was the 1st Line Retail Head of Financial Crime risk at HSBC holding responsibility for EMEA and the UK, and the 2nd Line Head of Governance, Advisory and Oversight at Santander UK, prior to joining Secure Trust Bank. He was involved in the programme of activity to respond to and lift the Deferred Prosecution Agreement at HSBC and subsequently the Skilled Persons visit for the UK.
Geoff is passionate about Financial Crime Risk as he sees Financial Crime Management as one of the rare opportunities for the industry to genuinely demonstrate how it can be a force for good, and add value to our customers and society. In his spare time he can be found Diving, riding his motorbike and following rugby.