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Leaman Crellin New Appointments

As part of our growth strategy, we’re delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to the Leaman Crellin Consultancy team. David Stuart joins us as Principal Consultant, and Neil Makwana joins as Principal Compliance Consultant.

David and Neil will work alongside Katharine Leaman and the expert team at Leaman Crellin to deliver outstanding regulatory compliance services in the UK and core markets around the world. This growth continues to build on their renowned capabilities in assisting clients with their regulatory and compliance needs. 

Leaman Crellin CEO Katharine Leaman said, “The support we offer our clients requires an advanced level of expertise and a practical approach to help our clients navigate complex regulatory landscapes and achieve compliance with ease.  David and Neil bring deep knowledge and experience from working with major financial institutions and regulators, their combination with our existing team of experts makes them a valuable asset for the Leaman Crellin business and our clients.”

David Stuart – Principal Consultant

"I am thrilled to join Leaman Crellin and look forward to contributing to the team’s continued success. My extensive experience in regulatory compliance and financial markets will help us navigate the complex regulatory landscape and deliver exceptional value to our clients."

David is a highly experienced professional in the Financial Services sector with almost 40 years of experience in 1st and 2nd line roles and strong expertise in regulatory change and implementation programmes, in-depth knowledge of major European regulations, Corporate Governance and Operational Risk.  Previously as COO at Alpari and European Head of Advisory Compliance Standard Chartered Bank. 

Neil Makwana - Principal Compliance Consultant

"I am excited to join Leaman Crellin and look forward to leveraging my regulatory experience to help our clients achieve their compliance objectives. The consultancy’s reputation for excellence and its commitment to client success make it the perfect place for me to continue my career."

Neil brings extensive experience from his roles at the UK FSA/PRA, Barclays, and recently in the digital assets sector with OKX and Copper Technologies. Neil’s deep regulatory knowledge and hands-on experience across digital asset regulatory licensing, structural reform, payments and other key regulatory issues will help Leaman Crellin clients navigate the evolving regulatory landscape.

We warmly welcome David and Neil to the Leaman Crellin team and look forward to the significant contributions they will make to our clients and our business.


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