Neil is an accredited counter fraud specialist and member of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management with over 20 years’ experience in helping senior managers take an ethical and proactive risk-based approach to managing their organisation’s legal and regulatory compliance.
With a background which includes investigating criminals’ finances he specialises in advising leadership teams on the nature of the threats they face, what they should about those threats and how they should respond if things go wrong. As well as effectively designing appropriate risk management frameworks his audit background also enables him to provide independent assurance to the management board that procedures are operating effectively. He has also designed and delivered various face to face and online training courses and workshops.
Neil is a firm believer that organisational culture is a key element in achieving ‘compliance by design’ where people instinctively do the right thing. For the organisations he has worked with, including FTSE 100 companies, this has enabled them to reduce their cost of compliance; reduce their cost of non-compliance; gain a greater ability to take risks and gain a competitive advantage in developing new products, services and areas of operation.
Neil’s international career has covered public, not-for-profit and private sectors. He has helped organisations of all sizes and worked across a number of different regulated environments include the Gambling Commission, the Charity Commission, Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the Energy sector and the Financial Conduct Authority. He has also worked in North America advising on compliance issues relating to the complex mix of federal and state legal and regulatory requirements.
Neil has also acted as a policy advisor to central and local government including the development of Recovery of Defence Costs Orders from suspected terrorists and major drugs smuggling and people trafficking cases.
Neil now operates as an independent advisor having established his own consultancy ‘Rightway Compliance’, he is also a board member of ‘Bet Know More’ who promote responsible gambling and provide gambling support services to address problematic issues caused by gambling. A trusted expert in his field Neil is an international key note speaker, panelist and moderator.