ZEDRA Jersey has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Greg Murray as Head of Compliance-Jersey. His past experience and expertise working at a senior level in financial services in Jersey, will be fundamental for ZEDRA’s strategic growth as it expands and develops its business internationally and increases its profile.

Mr. Murray leads a strong team of compliance professionals responsible for preventing and forestalling financial crime, delivery of compliance monitoring and control reviews, strengthening of internal policy framework and guiding the business through regulatory change. The role includes enforcement of the ZEDRA’s Financial Crime Policies and Procedures, including those in relation to financial sanctions. 

A fortified presence in Jersey is representative of the latest phase in ZEDRA’s plan for international growth. The appointment of Mr. Murray is key since his deep understanding and knowledge of the local market and his strong regional capabilities will allow ZEDRA to provide a more effective service to its clients on a national level.

Mr. Murray has a decade of experience working at a senior level in the financial services industry in Jersey. He has been instrumental in shaping regulatory and operational policies and has designed digital fiduciary risk assessment tools at a number of leading Jersey financial services businesses. He began his career in the legal sector, having been accepted as a Solicitor of the High Court of England and Wales. He then went on to do an MBA with the Manchester Business School in 2005 and in 2014 obtained the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management.

In his leisure time, Mr. Murray likes to keep active through wheelchair athletics and swimming and has a keen interest in history, music and astronomy. He is also a mentor for the charity Limbless Association that provides support to amputees and the limb-loss community.

Ashley Cox, Managing Director for ZEDRA, Jersey says:

‘We have ambitious growth plans for the business in Jersey and to facilitate this strategy we need to ensure a robust and inspiring leadership team. We are very pleased to welcome Greg who is a natural change manager and project leader and his knowledge of the core areas of Financial Crime, Investment, Fiduciary and Fund Management will be instrumental to our team. Employing an MLRO of Greg’s calibre is vital to our business and integral when working in today’s complex environment. We will work together to deliver effective solutions to allow our service sectors to grow within the regulatory framework and we are very much looking forward to expanding our team still further as we deliver our growth objectives.’

The hire of Mr. Murray is the latest senior appointment that the firm has made over the past couple of months as it embarks on its ambitious growth drive. ZEDRA currently employs more than 300 people in 10 jurisdictions.

For further information, please visit zedra.com.

Photo: Greg Murray