KEY ISSUES

to be discussed

Payments Regulation – Update on key developments from Grant Thornton

Unleashing the Power of Digital Identity

SPEAKERS

Paul Olukoya

Director, Grant Thornton

Steven Clews

Director, Grant Thornton

Dan Holmes

Principal Solutions Consultant – Fraud & Identity, LexisNexis

MODERATOR

Dominic Thorncroft

AUKPI Head of Secretariat

ABOUT

Paul Olukoya

Director, Grant Thornton

Paul has over 18 years’ experience in the payments, transaction banking and cash management sector and heads Payment Services work in the FS Business Risk Services team.

Paul was previously Senior Vice President globally responsible payments technology audit at Citibank. Paul has a strong knowledge of API management, payment schemes, transaction security and risk management in the payments and banking sector. He has also managed large payments assurance programs for multinational institutions.

He has strong experience advising payment institutions on open banking and PSD2 compliance and managing operational risk for corporate and retail banking. He has also held roles responsible for deploying national payment, clearing and settlement systems and accompanying PKI infrastructure. In addition, Paul runs Grant Thornton’s SWIFT centre of excellence where the firm is a globally accredited SWIFT partner.

Paul has chaired multiple groups as a subject matter expert responsible for reviewing technology and operational risk for national and global payment systems including SEPA, SWIFT, UK payment processing schemes (BACS, CHAPS, FPS) cash and liquidity management and e-commerce, both in retail and wholesale transaction banking environments.
Paul Olukoya
Steven Clews

Steven Clews

Director, Grant Thornton

Steven is a Chartered Accountant and MBA and has worked in financial services regulation for 20 years with experience as a head of compliance at a SIPP administrator and London Market Insurance Broker.  Steven leads payment services in the FS Regulatory Advisory team and specialises in governance and safeguarding.

Steven leads delivery of Client Money and Custody Assets Internal Audits and provides specialist support to FRC Reasonable Assurance Client Money audits.  Steven also leads delivery of work on safeguarding for E-money issuers and Authorised Payment Institutions.

Steven has worked with a large platform and investment firm to facilitate its client money processes review and documentation of related controls. He was seconded to a firm to implement a client money governance and oversight model, to assist the firm to develop and document its associated risks and mitigating controls and also provided tailored client money training to the Compliance Monitoring and Internal Audit Teams. He performed an advisory role to develop an operational oversight programme including controls testing for an authorised fund manager.

Steven has undertaken s166 Skilled Person reviews assessing adequacy of governance and controls to ensure client money and custody asset compliance at wealth management firms.  He has also recently been involved in two s166 Skilled Person reports for an e-money issuer and a payment services firm.

Steven Clews

Director, Grant Thornton​

Steven is a Chartered Accountant and MBA and has worked in financial services regulation for 20 years with experience as a head of compliance at a SIPP administrator and London Market Insurance Broker.  Steven leads payment services in the FS Regulatory Advisory team and specialises in governance and safeguarding

Steven leads delivery of Client Money and Custody Assets Internal Audits and provides specialist support to FRC Reasonable Assurance Client Money audits.  Steven also leads delivery of work on safeguarding for E-money issuers and Authorised Payment Institutions

Steven has worked with a large platform and investment firm to facilitate its client money processes review and documentation of related controls. He was seconded to a firm to implement a client money governance and oversight model, to assist the firm to develop and document its associated risks and mitigating controls and also provided tailored client money training to the Compliance Monitoring and Internal Audit Teams.  He performed an advisory role to develop an operational oversight programme including controls testing for an authorised fund manager.

Steven has undertaken s166 Skilled Person reviews assessing adequacy of governance and controls to ensure client money and custody asset compliance at wealth management firms.  He has also recently been involved in two s166 Skilled Person reports for an e-money issuer and a payment services firm.

Steven Clews

Dan Holmes

Principal Solutions Consultant - Fraud & Identity, LexisNexis

Dan is responsible for consulting with customers in EMEA, supporting them to understand the range of Fraud & Identity capabilities that LexisNexis offer and ensuring that maximum tactical and strategic value is realized. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Dan held a number of fraud related roles at Lloyds Banking Group, UK, where accountabilities included using the latest fraud technology to protect the banks 14m active online users. He is also a regular speaker at industry events as well as our own meet ups and webinars.

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