Simon is a senior financial services’ professional with strong GCC and international background and major experience in both public and in private sectors with an established track record of success in both regulator and regulated. He has significant experience in corporate governance and in turning around compliance and risk functions amidst increasing regulatory scrutiny. Combining an investigative background with 20+ years of first-hand experience of corporate governance, compliance, AML / CTF and risk management within the diverse international financial services sector, including designing and running comprehensive training programs. Significant policy and educational experience. Accountable executive for new regulatory implementation with close board level liaison. His remit has included the supervision of Islamic Financial Institutions as well as conventional Firms offering Islamic Windows.