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David brain
Head of Assurance, Bovill



David’s team provides expert assurance services across the regulated sector. He is currently leading Bovill’s efforts in support of the Court appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor overseeing HSBC’s implementation of the US Department of Justice deferred prosecution agreement. This Monitorship is the largest of its kind covering both AML and Sanctions compliance.

He has 10 years of experience gained across multiple sectors including banking, asset management, broking and spread betting. In addition he had 2 years within financial intelligence at NCIS/SOCA.

David spent 5 years at Russell Investments where he held the MLRO (CF11) role for the UK Investment Manager and Irish Funds. More recently he led the fieldwork of a financial crime thematic review on behalf of the FCA. This was while working as a Financial Crime Consultant for Deloitte LLP.

David provides in depth advice to clients across AML, Sanctions, Bribery & Corruption and Fraud. He is pragmatic in his approach and always looks to understand the business of his clients. Furthermore his regulatory knowledge spans multiple jurisdictions having performed on-site reviews in the US, Mexico, Barbados, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, and Ireland.

David holds ICA Graduate Diplomas in AML and Financial Crime Prevention.