Keith ReadChief Compliance Officer & Advisor, EMEA at Convercent by OneTrust
Keith is an award-winning thought leader and expert in compliance, ethics, culture, bribery, supply chain and risk management.
He was formerly the Group Director of Compliance and Ethics for BT (British Telecom) with responsibility for compliance, ethics and regulatory risk management, covering 150,000 employees and contractors operating in some 176 countries. He is a past winner of the Compliance Register’s Best Compliance Officer Award, when he also won the Best Compliance Company award; he was subsequently the subject of a full-page Daily Telegraph national press article – ‘Compliance and Science’.
He has an innovative and practical approach to compliance and governance, using techniques such as ‘Compliance not Complacence’ – whilst recognising the ‘Cost of Compliance’. His Whitepaper – ‘The Compliance Covenant’ – takes a new and highly original approach to the challenge facing all compliance officers; that of changing the significant ‘push’ needed to deliver and maintain an effective compliance programme into employee ‘pull’.
Keith is a frequently requested international speaker, drawing on his wide-ranging practical experience of compliance, risk and governance, including the Bribery Act, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and the Modern Slavery Act. His thought-provoking ideas and infectious enthusiasm appeal to diverse compliance, ethics and governance audiences, and readers, worldwide.