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Philip Naughton

Joint CEO

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Philip Naughton

Joint CEO

Philip has 35 years financial services experience, 31 of which have been in UK Compliance. He has extensive knowledge of both retail and wholesale compliance responsibilities and obligations, the last 10 of which have been predominately focused on the wholesale sector.

Before joining Compliancy Services, Philip spent 10 years working with ACA Compliance based in London. He was jointly responsible for a team of over 50 compliance professionals and a turnover of £11m. He joined the ACA group as part of its acquisition of Cordium in September 2018. At that time he was a Managing Director responsible for Cordium’s UK Compliance practice.

His first role in compliance was in 1995 when he worked as an Enforcement Officer for the Life Assurance and Unit Trust Regulatory Organisation, known as ‘LAUTRO’. He then spent subsequent years in compliance roles for The Hartford, that served the UK IFA market, with Compliance First (now part of SimplyBiz) and with National Australia Group.

He has extensive hands on technical knowledge experience with IFAs, banks, hedge funds, private equity/venture capital firms, corporate finance firms, and other more niche regulated and unregulated entities.

Janet Nien

Associate Consultant

Janet Nien

Associate Consultant

Terry Norris

Senior Business Development Manager

Terry Norris

Senior Business Development Manager

Gary Paulus

Senior Consultant

Gary Paulus

Senior Consultant

David Rodriguez

Payment Services Consultant

David Rodriguez

Payment Services Consultant

Jane Rogers

Office Manager

Jane Rogers

Office Manager

Sonal Ruparelia

Head of HR

Sonal Ruparelia

Head of HR

Dimitrios Sachinidis

Consultant

Dimitrios Sachinidis

Consultant

Kam Sanghani

Head of Managed Services

Kam Sanghani

Head of Managed Services

Andrew Sherski

Consultant

Andrew Sherski

Consultant

Harpartap Singh

Head of Prudential

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Harpartap Singh

Head of Prudential

Harpartap Singh is responsible for the for the development and expansion of Compliancy Services’ prudential services offering and client service delivery.

He has substantial experience helping firms manage their prudential regulatory obligations, including ICAAP and ILAAP reviews; SREP remediation; GABRIEL / COREP reporting; recovery and resolution plans; wind down planning; regulatory capital restructuring; and M&A due diligence. Whilst he has substantial experience helping firms across all sectors to comply with their prudential regulatory obligations, his particular strength is helping investment firms and credit institutions.

He joined Compliancy Services in 2020 having spent four years leading Bovill’s Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Team. His career started in the mid-1990s as a barrister, before becoming a Chartered Accountant and Prudential Consultant in the early 2000’s working for consultancies including PwC, Grant Thornton and Buzzacott.

Harpartap is a regular speaker at conferences and industry seminars and regularly writes about the management of prudential risk.

Iain Stephen

Joint CEO

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Iain Stephen

Joint CEO

Iain is our Joint CEO, setting up the company in 2003, and heads up our Mortgages, Insurance and Consumer Credit sectors.

His main focus is on large clients, which include a number of Plcs, household names and other large firms, providing board level support and guidance to clients’ compliance functions.

Iain has significant experience of the financial services industry, including over 25 years in banking, investments and insurance with Barclays, Citibank and NatWest banks and is formally qualified in both Banking and Accountancy. Iain is also a Chartered Management Consultant.

Iain also has been responsible for ensuring many regulated firms gain their FCA licence and has acted as a skilled person under section166. Iain’s clients also benefit from his wide-ranging business and consulting experience.

Iain is a senior member of several industry organisations, providing input into the formation of policy and advising on lobbying. He is also a regular speaker on business and compliance matters.

Loredana Ungur

HR Assistant

Loredana Ungur

HR Assistant

Kumar Ved

Managing Director

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Kumar Ved

Managing Director

Kumar is our Managing Director and is responsible for all of our consulting activities in the Banking, Payments, Capital Markets and Asset Management sectors.

Kumar is an internationally experienced Counterparty Risk, Regulatory Compliance & Change and Risk & Operations Transformation Management Leader and trouble-shooter. He has extensive and diverse management and line role experiences within Banking Credit, Counterparty, Market & Operational Risk Management and Insurance spanning 28+ years in Europe and Asia.

He has galvanised and extended his skillset during the last 8+ years within Consultancy in areas of Advisory, Management and Execution to a spectrum of financial institutions whilst carving out specialisms in Forensic Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance & Strategic Credit and Counterparty Transformations. Kumar has gained a deep understanding of, including stakeholder impacts, both current and in-flight Financial & Banking regulations. His FCA secondment within Financial Benchmarks has given unique insights into the tri-party regulatory objectives in setting policy, the role of industry consultation and implementation.

Rabih Zeitouny

Associate Consultant

Rabih Zeitouny

Associate Consultant