My name is Nick Waren. I am married with 2 wonderful sons, Jack (8) and Leo (6). I grew up in London and studied Economics and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. I started my career at PwC working in the Conflicts of Interest Team before moving into the Anti-Money Laundering Team 6 months later and have continued to hold Financial Crime related roles ever since.
After working at PwC for 4 years I moved to Barclays in 2011 where I spent the next 3 years in their Group AML Policy Team. I subsequently joined HSBC’s Retail AML Team in 2014 where I was responsible for development and implementation of AML Policy & Procedures. In 2017 my family and I moved to Hong Kong where I led the team responsible for coordinating the Retail business’ response to various remediation programmes and the development of reporting and analytical tools used to identify and mitigate FinCrime risk.
After spending more than 2 years in Hong Kong my family and I returned to the UK in April 2020 when I took up a role in HSBC’s Group AML Team. In July 2022 I moved to NatWest where I currently work as the Deputy MLRO’s Financial Crime Risk Lead.