Navigant adds Tim O'Neal Lorah to Financial Crime team

10 September 2015 Consultancy.uk

Global consulting firm Navigant has added Tim O’Neal Lorah as Senior Director within its Financial, Risk & Compliance segment. In his new role, O’Neal Lorah will advise financial institutions and other global corporations in addressing regulatory compliance matters related to anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption and financial crime. 

With more than 18 years of experience in the financial crime compliance arena, Lorah specialises in anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, anti-boycott and corruption and financial crime compliance. He previously served as Managing Director and Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Compliance at both Morgan Stanley and Barclays. In these roles, he led the strategic direction, oversight and coordination of the global financial crime program across all product and business lines. He also served as the senior point-of-contact with US and non-US regulatory agencies, law enforcement and external bodies worldwide on matters relating to anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption and financial crime compliance.

Tim ONeal Lorah and Ellen Zimiles - Navigant

Lorah was also a member of the US Delegation to the FATF/MONEYVAL Experts’ Meeting on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Typologies in Monaco. He also served as a member of the US Delegation to the US – Dutch Pilot Project Joint Working Group on Terrorist Financing, Financial Crimes and the Implementation of Blocking Orders, hosted by the US Department of the Treasury.

“Financial crime continues to be an increased focus of regulators and companies alike. Tim’s deep industry experience enables him to provide pragmatic solutions to clients as they face complex compliance challenges,” says Ellen Zimiles, Navigant’s leader of the Financial Risk & Compliance Advisory segment. “Tim’s extensive in-house compliance career and his experience with regulators and examinations enables him to provide valuable first-hand insights and guidance to clients as they grapple with investigations, compliance, and other issues related to financial crime.”

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Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

24 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Jen Speirs is set to take over from Alan Kelly as the Executive Creative Director of Accenture Interactive-owned agency Rothco. Speirs arrives as Kelly takes up the role of Chief Creative Officer at the firm.

Rothco is a full-service creative agency based in Dublin. Founded in 1995, the firm contains more than 150 strategic, creative, technology, design, project management and production professionals located in Ireland’s capital city. The agency strategically plans, designs and produces powerful communications campaigns across Europe for numerous iconic brands, including Tesco, Heineken and Lyons. Internationally recognised for its prowess in the sector, Rothco notably found success at the Cannes Lions awards in both 2015 and 2016.

Such success inevitably drew the eye of Accenture during its extended spending spree to strengthen its digital design and advertising offerings, housed under the Accenture Interactive moniker. A year after purchasing Rothco, Accenture Interactive has since continued this push into the advertising space, acquiring New York and London-based agency Droga5 earlier this month, and adding illustrious clients such as HBO, Amazon and The New York Times to its roster of clients. Despite its purchase, Rothco has also been undergoing its own period of change, however.

With the news that long-term incumbent Alan Kelly had won a promotion from his position as Executive Creative Director (ECD), the agency commenced a hunt for his replacement. Kelly joined Rothco nine years ago as a Copywriter, and has now worked his way up to the role of Chief Creative Officer. Assuming that office, he will pass on his previous role to Jen Speirs, who exits BMF Australia, relocating half way around the world to fill the vacancy.

Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

Speirs was appointed BMF’s Deputy Executive Creative Director in March 2018, having joined BMF as a creative director in 2016 from her previous role at Foxtel, where she was a Freelance Creative Director. Following her arrival at BMF, she worked across brands such as McDonald’s, Carefree, Arnott’s, Berlei, TAL, Bonds, BWS, UN Women and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, while her work has picked up awards at NY Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Cannes, Effies, Media Federation, Caples, and Spikes Asia. Speirs also worked at DDB Sydney as Creative Director for six years, with clients such as Telstra, Lipton and Johnson & Johnson.

Commenting on her new challenge, Speirs said, "When I look at a lot of Rothco's work, like JFK Unsilenced, the #takenotice breast cancer campaign on the Molly Malone Statue, Sleeping Flags – it all has that perfect combination of creativity, innovation and craft… So the opportunity to go and be a part of that, and work with the awesome people I’ve met so far, was far too good to say no to. I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck in.”

Remarking on Speirs’ arrival, Kelly added, "I am chuffed we have poached someone as incredibly talented as Jen Speirs. I think it’s a testament to the work we are doing in Rothco that we are attracting world-class talent like Jen to these shores. Jen is a super addition to the team as she is both gifted and decent, two qualities we always look for when we hire. I also may have told her that Dublin's weather is pretty much the same as Sydney's – hopefully, she hasn't fact-checked this yet."

Related: Accenture's push into the creative sector is an identity crisis.