Stephen Purdie

Head of Sanctions Response (GFCP SRU)

I currently work for Nordea as the Head of the Sanctions Response Unit (Copenhagen, Denmark) which is a 1LOD sanctions risk management unit across the 4 Nordic countries. Prior to this I worked for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and led the sanctions workstream for their trade compliance project which delivered an enhanced sanctions compliance programme for the organisation. Prior to this I was Head of Sanctions at Williams and Glyn Bank and started my Financial Crime career with the Royal Bank of Scotland, where I was a manager in their Sanctions Advisory function. Iv predominately spent my career in Financial Crime change environments, building teams and implementing best practice governance, processes and controls.  

I hold two Masters, one in Finance and Business Law, the second (more recent) in Financial Crime and Financial Investigations. I have an ICA AML Diploma and an ACAMS certification,  I also support the ICA as an examiner.