Nicky is a Partner at XReg Consulting, a group of former regulators with practical experience in formulating public policy and developing regulation for blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and cryptoassets.
Nicky’s background in financial services regulation, risk-management and in the development and implementation of regulatory frameworks has shaped Nicky’s pragmatic and non-conforming approach to problem solving. At XReg, he is responsible for business development and for advising and assisting clients in strategy and policy development as well as providing guidance and education on risk-based and outcomes-oriented regulation.
Nicky began his professional career in banking where he provided advice and solutions to businesses. After six years working for industry, in 2010, he joined the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) where he was primarily responsible for the authorisation and ongoing supervision of banks, investment firms, e-money institutions and bureaux.
In November 2014, Nicky was appointed Risk Manager and led the design and implementation of the GFSC’s enterprise risk-management framework.
Nicky was then appointed Head of Risk and Innovation in May 2017 to help the GFSC actively support the development of new markets and activities in Gibraltar. As Head of R&I, he led the GFSC’s efforts in advising and supporting HM Government of Gibraltar in developing its strategy, policy and legal framework that delivered the world’s first regulatory framework for firms that use DLT. Nicky was responsible for ensuring the GFSC’s operational readiness and headed the team responsible for safely authorising and supervising this new industry.
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