Neil Jeans is a Principal of Initialism, and has a unique background in financial crime risk management, spanning 25 years. This includes working as a Law Enforcement Officer, as a Financial Services Regulator, and working at senior levels managing AML/CTF and Sanctions compliance across Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia, including at one of the major Australian banks.
He is also a Member of the Faculty for the Australian Compliance Institute (ACI) AML Diploma and teaches the post-graduate level Diploma in Australia.
Neil was a founding member of the SWIFT Sanction Advisory Group, and has regularly attended the Private Sector Expert forum of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). He was founding Chair of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Australasian Chapter, and has been a member of the UK Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) Board.
Since August 2012 he has worked as an independent consultant advising financial institutions in Australia and globally on AML/CTF matters.
In 2016, Neil also co-founded AML Accelerate, a RegTech Solution that supports AML/CTF compliance by regulated entities.