Leon began working for Thomas Exchange UK, a small, but well established foreign exchange service in 2016. He began the role as the compliance officer with the aim to replace the then MLRO upon his retirement a year later. In that time he has become a one man compliance department, dealing with every aspect of the company’s regulatory duties.
As legislation has grown so has his responsibilities, becoming IT security and data protection officer for the GDPR and customer champion with the consumer duty. With these new roles have come new responsibilities, new challenges and a broad all round knowledge of regulatory compliance. Leon strives to continue strengthening his skillset and holds a particular passion for fraud prevention and investigation. He is an active member of the AML community and holds a Compliance Register FCCP certification.