PwC appoints analytics directors to Financial Services Risk and Regulation team

Scott Samme: joining the team at PwC

Scott Samme: joining the team at PwC

PwC has appointed two new data analytics directors to the UK company’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation team. Scott Samme and Tayyaba Arif immediately join the leadership team of PwC’s Financial Services Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics (ARCA) practice.

Samme joins from EY where he was a leader in the Compliance IT Advisory practice. His expertise lies in the detection and prevention of financial crime and compliance.

Samme has helped many large financial services clients with a variety of issues in this area. He has worked with several large banks on global financial crime compliance programmes to address regulatory concerns. In his new role, Samme will focus on leading the analytics financial crime and compliance team within ARCA.

Tayyaba Arif

Tayyaba Arif

Tayyaba Arif joins from Accenture where she led on data management and governance at Accenture Digital. Arif has over 12 years’ experience in helping many organisations develop their data vision and strategy as well as managing and delivering complex multi-site data programmes.

Within the ARCA practice, Arif will lead the Data Management and Governance practice.

Nick Bouch, leader of the Financial Services ARCA practice at PwC, commented: “I’m delighted that both Scott and Tayyaba have chosen to join the leadership of the rapidly growing PwC FS ARCA practice. They bring a wealth of knowledge around the data management, financial crime and compliance challenges that our financial services clients are increasingly experiencing. Importantly, they also harbour a detailed understanding of how data analytics can be used to address these challenges.”

PwC’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation practice employs over 1,000 individuals who assist clients across the financial services sector to remain alert towards financial and regulatory risks, adapt their business and culture, protect their customers and reputation in the event of issues such as technical difficulties, operational failure or cyber attacks and repair damage they may suffer from process or product failure.

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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