Encompass Corporation Welcomes Neil Acworth as New CISO to Fortify Global Banking Trust

Encompass Corporation, a fintech based in Scotland and a leading global provider of real-time digital Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, just announced the appointment of Neil Acworth as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Acworth's entry is a significant milestone for Encompass in its mission to provide gold-standard information security processes to global banking institutions.

Acworth brings to the table an impressive array of experiences, having navigated through the tech space with roles such as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), particularly within the Regulatory Technology (RegTech) sphere. His appointment is reinforcing Encompass' capabilities in delivering seamless, data-focused processes crucial for the safety, compliance, and operational efficiency of financial institutions. This move is especially pertinent given the ever-evolving business and regulatory landscape where security remains a key concern across the financial services industry.

In his new role, Acworth will spearhead the information security team at Encompass, driving the company's ongoing endeavors to embody and promote the highest standards in combating financial crime and fostering business growth. His leadership is expected to further solidify Encompass' stature on the global stage as a beacon of trust and excellence in information security.

Neil Acworth, Chief Information Security Officer at Encompass Corporation, commented:

“I’m delighted to join an industry-leading business that is growing and strengthening its value every day. Information security is of the utmost importance to banks and financial institutions, and they need to see that we take it as seriously as they do. It’s clear that Encompass recognises this and is actively working to cement its place as a best-in-class partner.

“I’m excited to bring my leadership skills, perspective and technical expertise, gained from decades of experience, to this role and play my part in the business enhancing its reputation and success.”


Stuart Barnard, Vice President of Finance and Business Operations atEncompass Corporation, added:

“Compliance is at the heart of what we do, and hiring Neil as our new CISO brings this to life, in terms of how we operate internally and externally. For banks, we know security isn’t just about ticking a box, it's business critical, and we are focused on being the proactive and trusted partner that our customers need.

Neil has outstanding technical and business authority, gained from his vast industry experience. Neil's customer-focused approach also means that he is the ideal leader to help our customers operate most effectively within what is a fast-moving and pressured industry landscape, ensuring they feel safe with Encompass.”