Partner, PwC United Kingdom
Matt Russell is a Partner in PwC’s London Forensic Services practice, specialising in the integration of financial crime investigation, detection and prevention activities within Financial Service clients, covering fraud, money laundering and market abuse. Matt leads PwC’s Global Financial Crime Operational Effectiveness initiative.
Previously, Matt was the Head of AML & Sanctions for the Barclays Retail Bank. He was responsible for a team of 70, including Policy, Financial Intelligence, Monitoring, Screening and Training resources. In this capacity he was responsible for the delivery of the UK Retailing aspects of the group-wide Sanctions and Politically Exposed Persons projects, mobilising the project teams to work on strategic and retrospective activities, as well as representing his Business Unit on senior project governance forums.
Matt has also written numerous articles and internal guidance addressing a variety of AML issues, including co-authoring two chapters of ‘A Practitioner’s Guide to International Money Laundering Law and Regulation’.