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Appointment of Director of Economic Crime & Money Laundering - Kevin Davis

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Friday 29 January 2021

The Committee for Home Affairs is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Mr Kevin Davis as Director of Economic Crime & Money Laundering Investigations.

Mr Davis will provide both strategic and operational leadership to the economic crime structure, calling on his extensive experience in combatting serious, complex economic crime in all its manifestations, having previously led high profile UK enforcement teams in delivering significant successful prosecutions.

The Committee is conscious of this as the Bailiwick prepares for the forthcoming MONEYVAL inspection in 2023 which will focus on the effectiveness of the Bailiwick's anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism regimes.

The Committee for Home Affairs is resolute in its responsibility to ensure the Bailiwick's ability to robustly counter economic crime, money laundering and terrorist financing, all as part of protecting the Bailiwick's highly successful financial services sector. The Committee also acknowledges that successful investigations and prosecution of such criminal activity requires a holistic approach involving Bailiwick Law Enforcement, the Law Officers of the Crown, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and other relevant stakeholders including industry.

Mr Davis' appointment is particularly timely as we are now in our second lockdown, as having a robust finance sector will be key to the island's economic recovery from the pandemic.

Working closely with the Policy & Resources Committee, the Committee is determined to further develop its strategic direction and ensure its efficacy to deliver. The Committee for Home Affairs intends for Mr Davis' appointment to be one of the key steps that will build on the excellent reputation the Bailiwick has for extremely high standards of law enforcement and regulation in the finance sector.

The President of the Committee for Home Affairs, Deputy Rob Prow, said:

"My Committee is delighted to welcome Mr Kevin Davis to the Island and to his new position as Director of Economic Crime & Money Laundering Investigations. This role is vitally important in the ongoing fight against serious economic crime, countering money laundering and terrorist financing and moreover, the future economic wellbeing of the Bailiwick. Kevin brings extensive experience to his new role which will greatly assist in ensuring we are best prepared to achieve a positive outcome from the forthcoming MONEYVAL inspection, as well as strengthening and future proofing the Bailiwick's economic crime investigative capability."

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