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Paul has been at Telefonica UK Limited (O2) since 2012, and in 2018 became the organisation’s first ever Director of Compliance.

Paul was a Financial Service Leader of the Year Finalist at the Black British Awards in 2017, and was recently recognised in the Financial Times as within the UK’s Top 100 BAME Leaders in Tech. Paul is a Law Graduate, a MBA and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.

Away from work, Paul is a supporter of the mental health charity YoungMinds UK, and has completed a number of charitable events on their behalf including multiple marathons. Paul is married with two kids and lives in Buckinghamshire.

Simon joined the ICA in 2011 just as he moved into a second line risk and compliance role responsible for Digital Banking within Lloyds Banking Group. He attained a distinction in the ICA Compliance Diploma and, now as a Fellow of the ICA continues to operate in LBG where he oversees the Group’s Transformation division responsible for delivering all major change programmes.

Over the past 12 years he specialised in risk & compliance roles, working in both 1st and 2nd lines of defence. Simon started his career in the branch network and states “having worked in branches, customers are part of my DNA; this is something that I never lose sight of and, in my view, is an increasingly important principle for all risk and compliance professionals. In a digital world where financial services is facing huge transformation driven by technological advances, it would be easy to feel removed from the decisions we make and the impact that they have on customers”. He enjoys the tensions that working within a dynamic, fast changing environment demands, and adopts an agile and pragmatic approach to compliance & risk management.

Simon's relationship skills and ability to manage conflict under pressure are best demonstrated by his involvement with the UK Challenge, an iconic, televised annual sporting event for major corporates where he has been the Independent Arbiter for over 10 years. “Handling conflict from senior executives, applying rules in real time is challenging but great fun, and probably not too dissimilar to the day job!” he says.

Having recently passed the 30 year milestone with LBG, Simon’s decided to take a well-earned break and will be starting a six-month sabbatical in May. This sees him attempt the c500mile pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago where he hopes to continue to be ‘compliant’ and follow the right path!

Anthony is a financial crime barrister at Church Court Chambers and a director at Eskin Taylor, a DLT consultancy firm.

Anthony's background is in finance and law. He spent two years as an analyst on the foreign exchange desk at Goldman Sachs, and was subsequently called to the Bar where he has practised financial and business crime cases for the past six years.

Anthony advises companies on the legal and regulatory landscape of DLT, crypto-assets, and ICOs. He sat on KPMG's specialist cryptocurrency panel and has worked with various regulators and government agencies. He has trained and advised numerous national and international financial institutions on risk, compliance, and AML/CTF matters with regards to crypto-assets.

An enterprise-wide AML risk management program is more than Know Your Customer. Asking the right questions as part of a meaningful audit of the AML governance framework dramatically impacts the usefulness of the results.

Dawn’s session will consider the practicalities of the AML audit and how to conduct an audit that will provide meaningful outputs which can be fed back into the ongoing enterprise-wide risk assessment, rather than simply creating a table of audit points to close and forget about.

Jason Fox is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant. Now you are most likely to find him on our film & television screens and giving us a taste of action and adventure around the world. Jason joined the Royal Marine Commandos at 16, serving for 10 years, after which he passed the gruelling selection process for the Special Forces, serving with the Special Boat Service.

He’s planned and led operations including hostage rescue, counter terrorism, counter insurgency, maritime counter terrorism, surveillance, body guarding and counter narcotic missions. Jason also trained as a combat swimmer, demolitions expert, Special Forces dog handler and jungle survival expert. He left the Special Forces in 2012, moving in to the TV and Film industry, initially by using his wealth of experience in the Special Forces to support production crews who were working in environmentally hostile areas, such as the jungle, the arctic or the desert. It was during this period that Jason was one of the divers that found the lost treasure of Captain Kidd – one of the most prolific pirates of the 17th century – just off the coast of Madagascar.

Jason then went on to star in front of the camera for Channel 4’s first series of prime-time hit show, ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’. We are now on series 3 of the successful series, which has been praised for drawing in a significant share of young audiences and receiving critical acclaim.

Spring 2018 saw Jason’s new primetime, ground-breaking and channel first series, ‘The Real Narco’s air on c4. Hailed as their flagship show for the year, Jason confronted the kind of criminals he once targeted, meeting cocaine cooks, cartel enforcers, underworld kingpins and traffickers to understand the complexities of the billion-pound narcotics industry. Jason also takes a producer credit on the series.

With a broad range of experiences, Foxy regularly leads and motivates teams in pressurised environments for the corporate world. Designing specific packages for the ultimate team building exercise; where the team can be put through challenging and gruelling Special Forces drills.

Jason is also Co-founder of Rock 2 Recovery (which helps preserve lives of distressed servicemen, veterans and their families) and an ambassador for Veterans 4 Wildlife (for the prevention of wildlife crime). Whilst also lending support to Movember to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Finally, Jason recently set two new world records, in a never been done before row across the Atlantic in aid of the NSPCC.

He and his team provide gamification training and other compliance services to clients internationally. Impact on Integrity is the ICA’s Regional Representative for Spain and Andorra for the delivery of compliance certifications in Spanish.

Murray is a qualified solicitor and worked for Dentons in London and then Allens in Sydney. He was Head of the Ethics and Compliance Programme Office at Airbus S.A.S. before moving to Madrid, where he is currently based. He is passionate about integrating compliance and ethics into the fabric of organisations and is the author of the article ‘Why effective compliance is about so much more than the law!’.

Fiona is responsible for compliance across Hines’ European, Eurasian and Asian businesses.

Fiona joined Hines in 2006 as a member of the investment management function. Since 2010 she has shaped Hines’ response to a tightening regulatory environment, establishing a MiFID regulated entity in London, instilled proper policies and procedures within the Luxembourg regulated fund management business and created the internal control framework and compliance monitoring for a recently licensed investment advisory business in South Korea.

Fiona also work closely with the Hines CCO to ensure Hines has a robust compliance program creating a consistent culture of adherence to the highest ethical standards across the globe. 

Fiona has an MSc in Urban Regeneration from University College London and a BSc in Psychology from Durham University. She is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association. She also holds the ICA postgraduate professional diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance awarded in association with Manchester University.


Nicholas is currently the Global Head of Client Intelligence Unit for Deutsche Bank. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was the Global Markets Compliance leader for a business division of GE Capital Energy Financial Services. He was also the Chief Compliance Officer for GE Capital Ltd and the CF1, CF10 and CF11 for this FCA regulated entity.

Prior to this Nicholas provided risk management and external affairs advice to Board members of a FTSE 100 oil and gas service company. Before joining the FTSE 100 oil and gas service company, Nicholas was a senior British diplomat for over 13 years for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he focused on geopolitical, intelligence and global financial crime issues including sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering investigations.

Nicholas also represented the UK Government on the UN Security Council in Geneva, Switzerland, where he participated in nuclear disarmament and export controls negotiations

Jenny Kovacs is a Visibility Specialist and creator of the Visibility VIBES™ system, she speaks, consults, trains and coaches on raising your visibility, confidence and profile.

Showing you key essentials to be seen, heard and noticed; so you’re positioned with credibility as the go to person in your organisation and field, to raise your profile and professional.

Jenny also works with organisations through The Speaking Out Authentically™ and Presentations That Sell™ Programmes.

After completing my LLB Law and LLM in International and European Law, I got straight into banking. After my initial training with Halifax Bank of Scotland, I joined HSBC and was with them for almost 15 years. At HSBC, I worked initially in the Wealth Management space in London but the majority of my tenure was in International Compliance in a number of jurisdictions including the UK, Sri Lanka, India, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

My experience in Compliance has been quite wide, ranging from setting up and leading the Compliance function in the outsourced entities in Sri Lanka and India, to managing the regional Securities Services Compliance function in the Middle East and Africa region and subsequently in North and South America. After a relatively short stint with Bank of New York Mellon in London, I joined SCB in May 2017 to lead the Regional TB Compliance team in the Africa and Middle East region.

I hold an International Diploma in Compliance and I am a Fellow Member of the International Compliance Association (FICA). I am also a US Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS) and a Member of the American Institute of Certified Bankers.

Samantha Pointon is a solicitor with 28 years post qualification experience. Originally a litigator she moved into compliance following successfully obtaining a diploma in anti money laundering through the International Compliance Association.

She has worked in compliance for over 15 years both in a local authority and in private practice, as Director of Risk and Compliance, MLRO and COLP.

 He joined from Prudential plc where he was the Group Head Financial Crime Prevention, responsible for the Group’s Global Financial Crime Prevention Strategy including Fraud and Anti Bribery & Corruption.

He has performed roles within Investment, Retail and Insurance markets at a Global, European and UK level. Other previous experience includes Consulting Services Director at the MHA Group (across a multitude of Industry sectors), Vice President and European MLRO at Credit Suisse, Group MLRO and Deputy Head of Special Investigations at Nationwide Building Society.

He has also held a broad range of Financial Services roles within: Head Office Audit, Special Investigations, Operational Management, Finance, ATM’s, Payment Services and Banking.

He sits on a number of Industry panels and working Groups and forums and is a well-known and respected Financial Crime professional with a practical approach. Richard is married with three children, has an MBA from Henley Management College, is fluent in Polish and was a Senior District Polish Scout Instructor. He is also a certified NLP practitioner.

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