Nick joined Standard Chartered Bank in September 2016, and established the Integrated Intelligence & Investigations model. Nick leads a team of financial crime investigators and intelligence analysts in five major locations worldwide, identifying and mitigating money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions evasion, proliferation financing and corruption risk across the bank’s operations in 58 countries. He is a champion of partnership working, and led the work to establish the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce, the UK’s public-private partnership to tackle financial crime. Nick has played a leading role in the development of similar partnership models in Hong Kong and Singapore and is actively engaged in building partnerships to tackle corruption with a small number of African governments.
Nick is a leading participant in the UK Economic Crime reform agenda, sitting as a member of the SARS Reform Group and is a Special Adviser to UK Finance on information sharing, data and (SAR) reporting. He is also a Board Member for the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security, and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.
Nick entered the financial sector after over 30 years in UK law enforcement, the majority spent with SOCA (pre-cursor to the NCA), and until 2008 was the Regional Head for the North West region, working closely with a number of regional police forces and law enforcement agencies. In 2008, Nick was posted to the British Embassy in Washington DC, where he led the UK’s engagement with US policy-makers and federal law enforcement agencies. In 2013, he was awarded the National Intelligence Medallion by the US Government, the highest award available to a foreign national, for work to build partnerships between the international law enforcement and intelligence communities, and was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to international law and order.