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Appointments / 16 April 2021

Crestbridge appoints new Associate Director - Risk and Compliance

Crestbridge appoints new Associate Director - Risk and Compliance

Crestbridge has announced the appointment of John Read as Associate Director within its Risk and Compliance team.

John will, subject to regulatory approval, assume the roles of designated Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO). With his significant experience across anti-money laundering and fraud prevention, John will be responsible for overseeing the Jersey businesses anti-financial crime framework and ensuring that all client operations comply with relevant AML processes.

Prior to joining Crestbridge, John worked for a major international banking organisation as Deputy Head of Financial Crime. Within this position he acted as MLCO and DMLRO across multiple jurisdictions and was responsible for providing financial crime advice, oversight and challenge to the wider business as well as leading and overseeing highly complex and sensitive investigations. John also served as a Detective Sergeant in the Ministry of Defence Police, Fraud Squad. This role involved the investigation of serious and complex fraud and bribery corruption offences against the Ministry of Defence, both nationally and internationally.

John has a BSc (Hons) in Policing and Police Studies and an MA in Fraud Management. He holds the International Compliance Association Diploma in Anti Money Laundering and the Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice from Bond Solon. John is also a member of the International Compliance Association and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Nadia Lewis, Group Head of Risk and Compliance at Crestbridge, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome John to the Risk & Compliance team further highlighting Crestbridge’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the businesses first-class capabilities in respect to our compliance, risk and AML processes and obligations. John’s considerable knowledge and experience will be invaluable in further strengthening our expertise in the critical area of Compliance and Risk Management.”

Welcome to Crestbridge John!