Thomas is responsible for managing all commercial and operational aspects of the business, including the client services team, operations and marketing.
He believes that all learning and development interventions should have an immediate and measurable impact on the client’s business and the individual delegate’s conduct. He is passionate about working with leading GRC trainers to deliver relevant, practical training programmes that have a lasting impact. This ethos is demonstrated through the trainers that he has recruited over the last 11 years.
Thomas graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Masters degree in Business & Management.
Director, Training Services
Martin is responsible for managing the CCL Academy’s team of talented trainers and ensuring the content, design and delivery of our training solutions is of the highest standard.
Martin qualified as an accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) with a forerunner of the global accountancy firm Ernst & Young in London. After qualifying, Martin started training others, initially training aspiring accountants and then moving into training in the City of London. Martin rose to become Managing Director of a substantial City of London training entity, with a full-time faculty of 15. During his tenure, Martin also began training internationally – particularly in the Middle East and Asia.
During the internet boom, Martin became heavily involved in e-learning and developed a ‘blended’ learning course for the CISI’s Certificate in Securities whilst working as Global Head of Content at venture capital funded firm, Wide Learning.
Martin then spent two years at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment where he was an Associate Director and ran the publications division, the business development team and numerous train-the-trainer courses. Martin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and continues to be very active there, particularly as the senior editor for a number of the CISI’s official workbooks.
Global Head of GRC
Peter has over thirty years' experience in the field of regulation and compliance. A chartered accountant, Peter spent six years working with the UK's FSA (now the FCA) and has headed up regional and global compliance functions at Paribas, UBS Investment Bank and Bank of America. In 2006, he set up his own consultancy firm, specialising in providing general regulatory, governance and compliance advice and training to banks, brokers, hedge fund managers, compliance officers and regulators. Peter was Chairman of the Securities Houses Compliance Officers Association and is Chair of the Steering Committee developing the British Standards Institute's work on the financial services compliance framework and function.
Peter combines his experience as a consultant and trainer with his extensive knowledge gained from the industry. As Global Head of GRC he works closely with our clients to ensure that our programmes are tailored to their exact needs and meet, or surpass, their expectations.
Global Head of FCC
Bruce Viney has been working in financial services for more than 30 years, 25 of these as a learning professional focusing on Banking Compliance, mainly through the analysis, design, creation and implementation of global training programmes for Tier 1 Banks and FTSE 100 companies. Bruce has been Global Head of Compliance Learning for such firms three times and has provided compliance learning consultancy to similar companies many times.
A former Director of Training for CISI, Bruce has extensive experience of compliance and banking related qualifications and is himself a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Price Waterhouse (as it was then known).
Bruce has extensive experience of successfully delivering compliance related training in Europe, The Middle East, the Far East, India, North America and Africa. Bruce’s training is highly effective with a clear focus on how adults learn most effectively, using innovative design and delivery, which combines a stimulating, culture-sensitive, learning environment with the highest standards of professionalism and a focus on the required knowledge, skills and behaviours of banking professionals.
Bruce provides excellent training events on banking compliance, with a specific focus on financial crime, including all aspects of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and sanctions.
Head of GRC Training (UK)
Nigel combines extensive experience as a trainer with practical knowledge drawn from his time as a Compliance Officer in the private banking and stockbroking sectors. As Head of GRC Training (UK) he is responsible for ensuring that all of the training we deliver is of the highest standard. He also works closely with our clients to ensure that our in-house courses are tailored to their exact needs and meet, or surpass, their expectations.
Nigel is a CFA Charterholder, Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Fellow of the CISI with compliance experience in both stockbroking and private banking, as well as being a qualified teacher.
Prior to joining CCL he was a trainer with a major financial services training company, where he was primarily responsible for designing and presenting training courses on financial services regulation and compliance, ranging from one day introductory courses to multi-phase diploma courses. He also taught towards the CFA and the CISI Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification. Prior to this he was Compliance Officer in a private bank and before that held a range of compliance, training and technical roles in a private client stockbroker.
Nigel is an active member of the CISI and is a member of the editorial panel for the CISI Review. He was previously also a member of the CISI Compliance Forum committee. He is also a member of the CFA UK Ethics Committee.