David joined Grant Thornton in 2023, and has 16 years experience in financial crime risk management. He has previously worked in financial crime risk management roles in global banks, as well as in consulting, and has also held financial crime policy roles at the UK regulator and HM Treasury.
David has a particular expertise in performing assurance and audit work, having led an assurance team in a leading global bank, where he was responsible for overseeing assurance AML, ABC and Sanctions assurance reviews across the Group.
Through his consulting experience, David has worked with multiple European, Asian and Middle Eastern banks to implement financial crime systems and controls, including to address concerns raised by regulators and other external parties (e.g. Correspondent Banks).
David has substantial experience in leading programmes to design, implement and audit financial crime control frameworks, turning his regulatory knowledge and expertise into operational processes that generate effective compliance outcomes. This includes overseeing and delivering financial crime change programmes, including to deliver adequate and effective financial crime frameworks (e.g. CDD / EDD, customer and business risk assessments, transaction monitoring, governance and oversight, sanctions processes, and third party due diligence).
David has also conducted financial crime due diligence reviews to support transactions, including on fund management firms and insurance brokers, and has extensive experience in implementing US, EU and UK sanctions, including working extensively on implementing Russia sanctions in a global bank in 2022.
- ICA Diploma in AML
- MA in Politics from the University of York
- BA in Economics from University of York