Jonathan Lawson

Previous Experience
  • Independent Consultant at Exiger
  • Senior Consultant, Financial Crime at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Senior Project Manager, Group Financial Crime at Barclays
  • Senior Project Manager, Group Finance at Lloyd's Banking Group
  • Senior Project Manager at Barclays Group (Finance and Risk)
  • Group Internal Audit Change Manager and Internal Audit Manager at Barclays

Jonathan Lawson

Associate Managing Director

Jonathan is an Associate Managing Director based in Exiger's London office, where he focuses on the firm's advisory practice, specialising in financial crime programme, project and change management within financial institutions.

Prior to joining Exiger, Jonathan was an independent consultant working with Exiger on several high profile and complex assignments, including taking a leading role in the monitorship of HSBC and leading a trade finance project with a major German bank.

Prior to working with Exiger, Jonathan undertook a range of roles as an independent consultant and senior project manager working with several major UK banks. Most recently he acted as a Senior Consultant – Financial Crime in Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) Conduct and Regulatory Affairs function. In this role he project managed the design and implementation of an integrated risk assessment capability for anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions ahead of an attestation to the FCA and in response to agreements reached with the US regulator. He also project managed the implementation and embedding of the RBS anti-bribery & corruption (ABC) control framework globally.

Before his time at RBS Group, Jonathan managed several projects within the RBS Wealth Division. As a Senior Project Manager for the Wealth Change Team, he ran the Coutts & Co Recovery and Resolution Planning project, the bank’s response to reform in the UK in the form of the Independent Commission on Banking, and a commercial banking project.

Prior to RBS, Jonathan was a Senior Project Manager at Barclays where he was responsible for the design, implementation and embedding of Barclays’s ABC risk and control framework globally, in response to the UK Bribery Act. Prior to this, Jonathan led several projects in the Group Finance division at Lloyds Banking Group focusing on the Lloyds/HBOS integration programme.

Before becoming an independent consultant, Jonathan had a successful career as an Internal Audit Manager specialising in undertaking and managing audits of change programmes and projects within Barclays. This was followed by a role as Group Internal Audit Change Manager at Barclays, where he managed numerous projects including methodology, systems and people changes across the function. Jonathan also successfully managed several other projects through to implementation at Barclays within Group Operational Risk, Financial Reporting Risk and the Sarbanes-Oxley programme.