Mark has over 30 years of banking experience the majority of which was front-office based. He has held a number of line and strategic positions in international banks in the City of London, where he developed his expertise in lending to and assessing the strength of international financial institutions.
Mark has, more recently, specialized in Risk-Based Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and risk-based compliance issues and MiFID. He is a subject matter expert on the 3rd EU Money Laundering Directive and, has been an FSA registered MLRO and risk manager at a European Bank offering financial services to High Net Worth Individuals.
As well as providing practical solutions to senior management problems, Mark also provides high impact training solutions tailored to international client requirements. He also delivers independent advice, training and support for the firms covered by risk-based AML regulations.
Mark has worked as an expert for both the Council of Europe and the European Commission, working in Russia and The Republic of Serbia. He has spoken at AML and Financial Crime conferences in Germany, the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland and throughout the UK. In December 2009, Mark delivered the first ever, Anti-Money Laundering course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Mark has twice chaired in the past the very successful Financial Times Annual Financial Crime Conference at the London Stock Exchange (2005 and 2006) and the Institute of Money Laundering Professionals Annual Conference in Manchester in May 2007. He is a frequent writer and commentator (including TV interviews on “The Accountancy Channel”) is a robust international speaker on AML and Fraud.
During the last few years, Mark has provided advice and training covering financial crime from AML to Fraud Prevention and how to discharge their responsibilities under a risk-based regime. Clients included banks and other financial institutions, regulators and financial services authorities in Europe, Africa and Asia.