Lysis Financial delivers innovative business change management consultancy to the financial services market. We provide expert strategy, change management and project execution services to senior compliance, operations and IT management across their core areas of expertise. Our clients include investment banks, financial institutions and insurance companies.

Management Team

Paul Burleton
Associate Director, Head of Strategy & Innovation

Paul has over 20 years of experience in both line and change management roles in Investment Banking operations. Paul has a successful track record in finding intellectual solutions to business problems and implementing innovative technology solutions to support new businesses and process change, delivering efficiencies and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Prior to Lysis, Paul was the Head of Regulatory strategy at GFT, a financial service technology engineering firm where was leading on various regulatory initiatives including delivery of MiFID II and building strategic partnerships with RegTech solution providers. He previously held senior operations positions at Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers and Barclays, where he was MD heading Equity and Prime Services Operations.

Paul joins the senior management team as Head of Strategy and Innovation.  In this role he will focus on driving value for our clients through innovation and strategic partnerships with services and solutions providers, alongside growing our Lysis Financial consulting brand.

Wendy Murray
Associate Director

Wendy has over 15 years’ experience within regulatory operations and financial crime compliance. Prior to joining Lysis in 2010, Wendy held a number of SME and compliance advisory roles within AML for firms including Bear Stearns, Deutsche Bank and ING.

Wendy has provided training globally to over 2000 KYC analysts and is an SME in regulatory operations and has practical operational experience managing large teams of KYC analysts.

Wendy is a Global Competency Development Manager with experience in assessing gaps in knowledge and skill levels of resources and designing and delivering bespoke AML/ KYC training to cover both short-term needs and long-term staff development programmes.

Nick Hawke
Associate Director, Head of GRC Consulting

Nick has over 25 years’ experience working at the heart of risk and regulatory change within financial institutions. He has experience both as a corporate executive, working at board level for various global organisations, as well as a senior partner in a number of consulting firms.

Nick has expertise in working with organisations that are undergoing regulatory intervention, be it a change or remediation, turnaround, rapid growth and expansion.

Nick has previously worked with Bank of England and PRA as well as with the Saudi Monterey Authority and the Dutch National Bank.

Nick is a guest speaker at the BBA; lecturer at Cass Business School, RMA and College of Policing and is the CEO of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants.

Nick Hawke
Associate Director, Head of GRC Consulting

Nick is responsible for leading and managing Lysis Financial’s Governance, Risk and Compliance practice in the provision of regulatory consulting services. Specifically, taking the lead on all regulatory matters, both strategic and operational with specific accountability for business development and oversight of project delivery. 

Jon Sweet
Director, Head of CLM Consulting

Jon specialises in compliance and operations change management, Section 166 remediation, regulatory change management and global operating model strategy and implementation for client lifecycle management.  His clients have included JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, ICAP, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered, Barclays, Commerzbank, Nomura, Lloyds TSB, RBS and Halifax Bank of Scotland.

Jon is a guest lecturer on Compliance and Operational Change at CASS Business School.

Tom Griffiths
Associate Director, Head of AML Consulting

Tom has been working within regulatory change since 2003 and specialises in Financial Crime. Prior to joining Lysis, Tom held a breadth of roles covering change management, systems integration and advisory roles at a number of financial institutions including JP Morgan, Standard Chartered and ABN Amro.

Since joining Lysis Tom has carried out Governance Framework reviews and change management projects for a number of our clients, within regulator operations and compliance departments. Tom as also held senior advisory roles within Financial Crime for a number of global financial institution clients.