Brian is an internationally recognised risk professional. He has over 30 years of experience, predominately discharging roles in domestic and international financial services businesses, including senior roles with HSBC, Visa International and Lloyds Banking Group. He has additional consulting expertise in areas such as insurance, telecommunications, the public sector and across industries in a risk, authentication, data protection, cyber, continuity and resilience context. Furthermore, he has held senior positions with the decision management and analytic giant FICO (Fair Isaac) where he was a leading practitioner, and both led their global fraud consulting and was a leading contributor to their enterprise risk roadmap.
Brian is an innovator and thought leader and has co-authored potential patents in the first party fraud and payment tokenisation space, and was a founder of the Mobile Identity Authentication Standard (MIDAS) Alliance, a collaboration of Information Security professionals, which was responsible for the creation of the Publicly Available Specification (PAS 499) for digital authentication by the British Standards Institution.
He is also a leading figure for both the Business Continuity Institute where he founded what has become two of the UK Chapters, and where he remains on the management committee, and the Institute of Strategic Risk Management where he has roles on the Global Advisory Council and as Chair of the Oversight Committee.
Brian co-founded with his brother, almost a decade ago, his own firm, Knight360 Limited. The company specialises in areas of business development and regulatory compliance activity and offers a raft of business consulting and partner solution services including with and through A Jolly Consulting Ltd (AJC). His work with AJC has led him to become both their Commercial Development Director and a dedicated security advisor and risk practitioner, enjoying helping clients embrace and overcome their greatest business control challenges.
Currently Brian is also retained on an equity basis as the Chief Executive Officer of KM2 Ethical Finance Ltd, a business vested in assuring the robust identification and considered remediation of misappropriated losses which sit at the nexus of bad-debt and fraud.
Throughout his career Brian has proven equally adept at working alone, leading a small team, or overseeing multi-geography operations involving well over 1,000 people.