Chris Bostock joins risk advisory specialist Deloitte as financial crime practice director

Chris Bostock

Chris Bostock

Risk advisory business Deloitte has appointed Chris Bostock as a director within the company’s financial crime practice. With over 15 years’ experience, Bostock joins from the economic crime team at the National Crime Agency (NCA) where he was the threat lead for money laundering. He led the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Task Force – a public-private partnership between the NCA and over 45 other public and private institutions.

Previously, Bostock worked for the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Criminal Intelligence Service in a range of roles focusing on economic crime.

This new hire is part of the continued growth of Deloitte’s financial crime and cyber security practice, including employing an additional 500 people across Europe. Bostock follows the appointment of senior partner Rob Wainwright from Europol in 2018 (reported by Risk Xtra) in the firm’s European cyber security practice.

Commenting on Bostock’s appointment, Tom Scampion (partner and financial crime lead for the EMEA region at Deloitte) stated: “Chris is a high-profile leader in financial crime prevention in the UK, with a wealth of practical experience and an impressive network of contacts at banks, Government agencies and across law enforcement. Appointing Chris in the midst of an unprecedented appetite for change within financial crime will reinforce Deloitte as the market leader at the heart of economic crime reform and delivery for our UK and international clients.”

Bostock himself added: “At the forefront of economic crime reform is an acceptance of the fundamental importance of public and private partnerships in tackling financial crime. I plan to nurture partnerships to improve outcomes for both sectors in this rapidly changing market. I feel uniquely placed to help Deloitte achieve a competitive advantage in the practical delivery of change, both here in the UK and overseas.”

Bostock is based at Deloitte’s head office at 1 New Street Square in central London.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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