James joined the ICA in the Spring of 2019 and works in the capacity of a Course Director, alongside also acting as the Global Lead in AML. Prior to this, James worked for 12 years at a world-renowned Tier 1 Bank. His most recent placement based in Middle East region, in the role of an Anti-Money Laundering Investigator in the Dubai office, where he was responsible for conducting effective and timely investigations. James’ career as an investigator ensured he became an expert in extensive areas, including but not limited to; anti money laundering, terrorist financing, trafficking, fraud, tax evasion and sanctions. James’ investigative experience spans across retail, commercial, global and private banking, as well as in trade related facilities.
As a professional investigator, James has always regarded the ICA as the ‘holy grail of professional development in the compliance world’. He is strongly focused on professionally developing those individuals who are looking to progress their careers in the compliance world, by sharing past experiences from his distinguished career. He believes that this training will not only improve the skills of individuals, but most importantly protect society from financial crime and potential terrorist attacks, thus ultimately saving lives.
Outside of the ICA, James has a passion for sport, including boxing and football. He also enjoys the outdoors, with his most notable conquest reaching Everest Base Camp in 2018 and is currently working towards his ambition of climbing Kilimanjaro and Machu Pichu.