James joined the ICA in the Spring of 2019 in the capacity of AML/Financial Crime Course Director. Prior to this, James worked for a Tier 1 Bank for the last 12 years with his most recent placement as Anti Money Laundering Investigator in the Dubai office, covering the Middle East region. James’ career as an investigator ensured he became an expert in such areas, including but not limited to; anti money laundering, terrorist financing, trafficking, fraud, tax evasion and sanctions. James’ investigative experience spans across, retail banking, commercial banking, global banking, private banking and trade related facilities.
“As a professional investigator, the ICA was regarded as the holy grail of professional development in the compliance world and I was always incredibly eager to embrace any learning opportunity with the ICA. My role as course director not only allows me to some of my experiences as an investigator, but allows me to focus on my passion of professionally developing people who are looking to progress their careers in the compliance world. Our members are the nucleus, not only of the organization, but of the global compliance community. The passion of our members to professionally develop, but most importantly protect our society from financial crime and ultimately save lives, is what makes me proud to be part of the ICA family.”
Outside of the ICA, James has a passion for sports and in particular, the outdoors! His most notable conquest was reaching Everest Base Camp in the spring of 2018 and is currently working towards his ambition of climbing Kilimanjaro and Machu Pichu!