James has over 16 years of experience in compliance, regulation and risk. Prior to setting up Redwood James was a Senior Manager for Grant Thornton Limited, heading up the regulatory compliance team. As part of this role James was the Money Laundering Reporting Officer, a member of the Enterprise Risk Committee and was responsible for the sign off of all new business. He also provided Compliance and AML consultancy services on behalf of Grant Thornton.
Previously James has been the Head of Compliance (Guernsey) and MLRO for Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International) Limited and sister company Brooks Macdonald Retirement Services (International) Limited, Guernsey Branch.
He also spent 5 years working for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) as a Senior Analyst in the Investment Division. During this time he led teams in the Investment Division’s Applications Team, On-Sites Team and Monitoring Team.
James’ career started with the States of Guernsey – Civil Service, where he was an Internal Auditor and Trainee Accountant. This is where his passion for risk and governance began.
He is a member of the International Compliance Association and holds the International Diploma in Compliance and is also a Certified Accounting Technician.