Compliance consultant based in Sussex providing risk management services to professional and financial services firms in connection with FCA authorisation, DPB authorisation and ISO standards.

My driving philosophy is that while external regulations must be satisfied, it is a mistake to be driven by them. Instead firms should start by looking at the characteristics of their business and ask "What are we already doing that could satisfy the rule?" and "What would be useful for us as a business?"

Analysing the business and then mapping onto the requirements will produce solutions that make sense for you and are efficient and effective.

My Car


Here I am in my favourite car...



It’s a much-treasured 1983 Mini and is the ideal car for me.


It is unlikely to be the best car for you.


It just goes to show how important it is that the arrangements that you put in place need to be a good fit for you and your firm’s business culture and activities.


What is right for a large, complex firm will not be suitable for a small, simple firm.


What is right for an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) authorised firm will not be suitable for a DPB (Designated Professional Body) authorised professional firm.