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Meet the team./

We have an expert team driving forward our vision for compliance. With hundreds of years combined experience in compliance,  IT and financial services, our expertise is second to none.

Executive Team

Greg Watson

Chief EXECUTIVE Officer

BOARD ADVISOR

Greg brings with him a wealth of experience in Operational Management, Business Strategy, Transformation, Client Lifecycle Management and Sales Leadership. He gained his experience working as the Head of Sales and Head of Strategy & Alliances at Fenergo and was the Managing Director and Global Head of the Client Middle Office at HSBC. Prior to this Greg held several COO and Business Management roles at Coller Capital, UBS and Reuters.

Joanna Guthrie

Chief People Officer

BOARD ADVISOR

Jo brings a breadth of HR experience having worked within Financial Services and partnering with areas such as Global Banking, Risk and Compliance. She has gained expertise in senior HR roles previously held at both CITI and HSBC. Jo has developed her knowledge by working her way up through these companies to understand the importance and value that people bring to an organisation.

Louise O'Connell

Chief Customer Officer

BOARD ADVISOR

Having successfully built and led large-scale global teams in Financial Services and technology organisations, including Fenergo, CIT and PEAC Solutions, Louise has joined Napier as Global Chief Customer Officer. Louise has over 25 years of experience in running Operations, IT, Change, Transformation, Customer Support, Success, and Professional Services. Her primary expertise lies in driving and delivering long-term customer value, experience and service.

Ryan Styles

Chief Financial Officer

BOARD ADVISOR

Ryan has extensive experience working with fast growth SME’s in technology and financial services supporting them to ensure strategic objectives and execution are aligned to financial goals. Ryan qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG in Australia, and has previously held roles as the CFO at the Big Ideas Group and the FD at IT Lab, a Sunday Times Tech Track 100 fastest-growing company.

William Monk

Chief Product Officer

BOARD ADVISOR

Will has 20+ years of experience leading global financial crime operations, transformation programmes, and product strategy and development across financial services, both as a Managing Director within banks and as an advisor/consultant. He has previously worked as Global Head of Financial Crime Quality & Standards at Natwest, and his experience comes from a breadth of leading global financial institutions including HSBC, Barclays, and UBS.

Nick Portalski

Chief Technology Officer

BOARD ADVISOR

Nick has extensive leadership experience in designing and delivering enterprise products using multiple technologies. Having worked in successful FinTech start-ups and enjoyed global responsibilities with IBM, his expertise lies in taking concepts from embryonic vision through to advanced end products.

Sr. Management

Aidan Houlihan

Head of Americas

BOARD ADVISOR

Cian Harrington

Global Head of Professional Services

BOARD ADVISOR

Rob Davies

Head of APAC

BOARD ADVISOR

Graham Hogan

Head of EMEA

BOARD ADVISOR

Araliya Samme

Chief Strategy Officer

BOARD ADVISOR

Delia Coggan

Global Head of Transformation & Strategic Initiatives

BOARD ADVISOR

Vijay Shah

Head of Professional Services Europe

BOARD ADVISOR

Iwona Olszewska

Head of Professional Services NALA

BOARD ADVISOR

John Swarbrick

VP Platform

BOARD ADVISOR

Simon Le Voi

Global Head of Support

BOARD ADVISOR

Kevin McGuinness

Global Head of Client Solutions

BOARD ADVISOR

Michelle Kam

Head of Professional Services APAC

BOARD ADVISOR

Martin Corbett

VP of Engineering and Architecture

BOARD ADVISOR

Dr Janet Bastiman

Chief Data Scientist

BOARD ADVISOR

Gordon Berrie

MENA Regional Head

BOARD ADVISOR

Rachael Tomaney

Chief Marketing Officer

BOARD ADVISOR

David Weston

Global Head of Risk and Compliance

BOARD ADVISOR

Sharon Carter

Global Head of People Operations

BOARD ADVISOR

Board Members

Julian Dixon

Founder & Chairman

BOARD ADVISOR

Julian has more than 20 years of financial services experience gained at major investment banks including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Commerzbank. His roles have ranged from front-office sales leadership to private equity. Julian has extensive knowledge of financial services processes and technology.

Sebastian Gray

Non-executive Director

BOARD ADVISOR

Sebastian is the founder, CEO and Senior Partner at Big Ideas Group (BIG) and a serial investor and entrepreneur. He has deep experience in digital marketing, technology and growing companies.

Neil Smith

Non-Executive Director

BOARD ADVISOR

Neil was most recently Deutsche Bank’s technology COO but began in the bank’s risk division where he focused on transforming the way the company used technology to become more efficient. He has held a string of influential roles, including Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the bank’s infrastructure division and Global Head of Real Estate and Purchasing.

Rosa Howard

Non-executive Director

BOARD ADVISOR

After joining IT Lab in its infancy, Rosa was instrumental in building the award-winning culture at IT Lab, part of the Big Ideas Group. Currently Rosa is a Senior Partner at Big Ideas Group looking after the talent and culture across the group. She now brings this experience to Napier in an advisory capacity.

Greg Watson

Executive Director

BOARD ADVISOR

Greg brings with him a wealth of experience in Operational Management, Business Strategy, Transformation, Client Lifecycle Management and Sales Leadership. He gained his experience working as the Head of Sales and Head of Strategy & Alliances at Fenergo and was the Managing Director and Global Head of the Client Middle Office at HSBC. Prior to this Greg held several COO and Business Management roles at Coller Capital, UBS and Reuters.

Ryan Styles

Company Secretary

BOARD ADVISOR

Ryan has extensive experience working with fast growth SME’s in technology and financial services supporting them to ensure strategic objectives and execution are aligned to financial goals. Ryan qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG in Australia, and has previously held roles as the CFO at the Big Ideas Group and the FD at IT Lab, a Sunday Times Tech Track 100 fastest-growing company.

Global Advisory Board

Andy Maguire

Board Advisor

BOARD ADVISOR

Andy has a thirty-year track record as a successful COO, partner to CEOs and Executive Committees. Currently Andy is the Chair of Global Banking as well as Managing Director and Senior Partner in the London office of The Boston Consulting Group. Prior to this Andy was the Group Chief Operations Officer at HSBC. Andy holds a Double honours degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin.

Kevin O'Neill

Board Advisor

BOARD ADVISOR

Kevin was previously the Global Head, Asset Management & Asset Servicing and Head of EMEA Sales for Fenergo. Kevin has over 25 years of experience and a proven track record as a Global Technology & Financial Services leader, building teams and driving new revenue growth across various businesses. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Financial Services from University College Dublin and is also a Certified Investment Fund Director.

John Barnsley

Board Advisor

BOARD ADVISOR

John is a highly experienced director who was at PwC for over 30 years where his roles included Senior Partner and Joint Global Director of Operations. John has acted as Non-executive Director and Chairman for a number of private organisations in the US and UK.

Award-winning technology./

UK Fintech Awards

Winner: RegTech of the year

Celent 2024

Financial Crime Technology: AML Watchlist Screening

Regtech Insights APAC 2024

Winner: Best AI Solution for Regulatory Compliance

Fintech & Payments Awards 2023

Juniper Research
Winner: Platinum Award - Regtech Platform

Celent 2023

Financial Crime Compliance Technology: AML Transaction Monitoring

RegTech Insight Awards

Shortlisted - Best AI Solution for Regulatory Compliance

RegTech100

Awarded 2023

Impact Awards Winner

Winner - Best AML Transaction Monitoring Innovation 2022

RegTech Insight Awards

Winner - Best Transaction Monitoring Solution

FinTech Awards London

Winner - RegTech of the Year 2022

RegTech Insight Awards

Winner - Best AI Solution for Regulatory Compliance

Deloitte Technology Fast50

Ranked 27th in 2022

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