Peter May is an accomplished Risk and Control professional with a wealth of experience in financial crime and fraud within the banking and markets industry. Currently serving as the Global Head of Wholesale and Markets Fraud at HSBC since April 2020, he oversees the second line of defense (2LOD) coverage for commercial and corporate banking as well as global markets.
Prior to this role, he held the position of Head of Governance and Controls at Barclays from November 2018 to April 2020, where he served as the UK Chief Controls Officer covering Cards and Payments. With a career spanning over several years at HSBC, Peter has held various significant positions, including Head of Oversight for HSBC’s International Businesses across continental Europe, South Africa, and Bermuda. He also led operational risk oversight for HSBC’s Ring-fencing Programme and the establishment of HSBC UK as Head of Risk Oversight – Structural Reform Programme.
Throughout his career, Peter has demonstrated expertise in financial crime risk transformation, operational risk oversight, and trade and receivables finance oversight. With a strong track record and a deep understanding of the industry.