Brian is responsible for fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, sanctions compliance, anti-bribery and countering terrorist financing across all of LBG’s brands. He holds the Senior Manager Regime position of Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland. Brian holds a number of external positions within the industry, among them Chair of the Board of the North East Business Resilience Centre (a collaboration with the police to protect North East businesses from cybercrime), Board member of Stop Scams UK (a collaboration with telecoms to stop scams at source) and former Chair of the Economic Crime Product & Service Board at UK Finance. He also represented the banking industry on the Steering Committee that created the Authorised Push Payment Scam Code in early 2019.
He has over 20 years of experience of Fraud & Financial Crime, the vast majority of which has been in financial services. Prior to joining Lloyds Banking Group Brian served as the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering Services and led the UK Financial Services Forensic team in the consultancy practice at KPMG. Brian spent more than four years at the Financial Services Authority where he was Head of Department in the Enforcement Division during the implementation of the Financial Services & Markets Act and the development of the FSA’s Financial Crime strategy.
Whilst at the FSA, Brian conducted the FATF mutual evaluation of Latvia and was part of the team that responded to the mutual evaluation of the UK. He then spent over 3 years at UBS Investment Bank where he became a Managing Director and Global Head of AML Compliance.
Brian began his career as an Auditor at KPMG before becoming a fraud investigator in the Forensic Department. Brian enjoys participating in endurance sports, is a keen football fan, a drummer in a band and is an advocate for senior part-time working and mental health awareness.
Group Director, Fraud and Financial Crime Prevention
Lloyd's Banking Group