Mr Stephen Glynn was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Astana Financial Services Authority capping a distinguished career in financial services and capital markets regulation.
His role is to establish a leading financial regulator within the Astana International Financial Centre. This bold initiative will bring unprecedented change to the nation’s financial and capital markets framework.
Mr. Glynn is well place to lead this initiative having spent the last 13 years as a member of the executive team responsible for the development of the regulatory framework of the Dubai Financial Services Authority and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
He has extensive experience in the regulation of governance, financial and capital markets, financial services and products and listed and unlisted companies.
Mr. Glynn is also experienced in applying administrative, civil and criminal remedies in domestic and cross-border regulation. His areas of expertise include corporate governance, capital markets, mutual funds, compliance, risk management, fraud, anti-money laundering, securities and financial services regulation.
His specialist responsibilities in Dubai included leading the enforcement practice, regulating and enforcing compliance with governance, prudential and conduct of business obligations in and from the DIFC.
Mr Glynn recently relinquished his role as a member of various committees of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). One of his key achievements during his membership was his leadership of the IOSCO initiative to identify regulatory strategies and best practices, for securities and financial services regulators globally, to deter misconduct in securities and financial services markets.
He previously held various senior positions with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, having responsibility for several divisions including, markets and investments, managed investments, financial services regulation, corporate investigations and financial analysis. As a companies and financial services regulator in Australia, he was responsible for a range of regulatory actions and prosecuted governance failures in financial institutions and listed and unlisted companies.
He is a forensic financial analyst and a former member of the Investigations Committee of the National Council of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia.
He is a frequent speaker at regional and international fora on governance, compliance and regulation.
Before joining the DFSA, Mr Glynn was the owner and Managing Director of Financial Services Compliance, a consultancy providing compliance and risk management services to the Australian financial services industry.
He has bachelors and master’s degrees from Australian universities.