Joe French

Head of Regulatory and Compliance Sales

Joe heads up the team providing compliance advisory services to a broad range of authorised and licensed clients globally.

Joe began his career working for the Royal Bank of Scotland in a variety of back office operational roles before moving to the Financial Services Authority in early 2001 where he spent a number of years working within the pensions review team.

An accredited Counter Fraud Specialist, Joe has an in-depth knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Fraud frameworks having subsequently spent 14 years working in the Law Enforcement arm of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). While with HMRC, Joe held a number of senior positions leading numerous large-scale complex; fraud, cybercrime and money laundering investigations both nationally and internationally.

Joe’s experience has helped build a strong understanding on the practical requirements firms need to have in place to guard against being used for financial crime. He also has detailed knowledge of implementing regulatory frameworks for clients inducing AIFMD, MIFID II, MAR , SMCR, GDPR, MIFPRD and a variety of money laundering directives.


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