The academy was formed by Senior Managing Director and Head of the academy Lee Byrne. All founding partners are senior risk and compliance professional subject matter experts with more than 100 years of collective experience in providing services and solutions to regulated customers, businesses and employees in the banking and financial sector.

The profiles of some of our key team members include:

The former Head of Regulatory Advisory practice for KPMG in Japan, who has led more than 400 regulatory projects in the past 13 years and who worked at the Bank of Japan on banking policy matters, where he served as Japan’s official member in various working groups at the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and IOSCO.

Very well-respected risk and compliance professional who is fluent in Mandarin and has extensive ‘in region’ experience in the design and delivery of training programs for financial services professionals across the Asia-Pacific region including the major financial centres Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai, Jakarta, Manila, Ho Chi Min and Mumbai.

The former Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Head of Financial Crime compliance management for a UK authorised bank, who was most recently Head of Financial Crime studies for one of the worlds’ most successful international certified learning providers.

Former senior law enforcement officer and Group MLRO who has most recently been employed by a tier-one international bank as SME and Education Lead to design and deliver training on a wide range of risk and compliance subjects, including classroom based facilitation, virtual instructor-led and e-learning delivery, covering the subjects of fraud management, sanctions, treating customers fairly, anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and customer due diligence (KYC).

We can confidently attest to the individual competency and ambassadorial expertise of all of our team because we have a rigorous programme of recruitment and selection. We observe and assess before we recruit. This means that you will always be supported by a proven professional.

Our international team of more than fifty risk and compliance professionals around the world can be called upon to provide local and regional support and insights when this is required. This also means that we can deliver our work in all of the major international languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Spanish, German and French, and others that are not so common!

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