Our Team

Who We Are

ComplianceAsia is Asia's first independent compliance consulting firm. Established in 2003, we have offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and London. We have an unmatched track record of completing complex compliance consulting projects for financial firms in the APAC region. 

Asia's First Independent Compliance Consulting Firm

We provide independent, unbiased advice on Asian financial industry legislation and regulations

  • 70 +

    Employees

  • 17

    Years of Experience

  • 3888 +

    Cases

  • 200 +

    Training Courses

Why Choose ComplianceAsia As Your Trusted Partner?

Our Commitment

When you partner with ComplianceAsia, you will receive personalised services from a dedicated team overseen by our senior managers and principals. When we work with you, our focus will be to ensure clear and effective communication with you, as well as to provide quality and transparent services to ensure your organisation is in compliance with local rules and regulations.


Our People

As an APAC-focused business, we employ staff who come from a variety of different backgrounds such as accounting, finance, compliance and law, and we ensure they continue their professional memberships and affiliations. Our staff regularly attend industry forums and conferences on their specific areas of expertise to gain insights into pertinent issues, allowing them to help you and your organisation stay compliant.

To ensure we can communicate with you effectively, our team of compliance experts are fluent in English, French, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korea and Bahasa.


Our Edge

ComplianceAsia is the longest established independent compliance consulting firm in the Asia Pacific region. Our full-time research department manages regulatory research to help our clients drive strategic change, support decision-making and help organisations stay compliance and build trust into core business processes. Our affiliates in the US and the UK ensure we can provide help for Asian based firms with their global regulatory issues.



Our Team

Philippa Allen mailto:philippa.allen@complianceasia.com

CEO, Principal

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Philippa Allen

CEO, Principal

Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years' extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia.

Prior to co-founding ComplianceAsia, Philippa was the Head of Compliance, APAC for Dresdner Bank and GT Asset Management (LGT Asset Management). She was one of the drafters of the original Fund Manager Code of Conduct in Hong Kong and is involved in numerous submissions to regulators and lobbying efforts with financial industry bodies.

She graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. Upon graduation, she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page, in Perth, Western Australia.

Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies including AIMA, ASIFMA, HKVCA, SFAA and SVCA.

Alex Duperouzel mailto:alex.duperouzel@complianceasia.com

Managing Director

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Alex Duperouzel

Managing Director


Alex Duperouzel is the Managing Director of ComplianceAsia.  He supervises the training, AML, Mainland China and talent practices within the group.

He was previously the head of the HK Licensing and Ongoing Support practice for SFC and HKMA regulated firms in Hong Kong.

Prior to ComplianceAsia, Alex worked for international accounting firms in Australia, in their insolvency and business reconstruction practices.

Alex is a Chartered Accountant registered in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia with a major in Accounting and Finance.

Alex has participated a number of times at the Jesus College Economic Crime Symposium, and also participated at the inaugural Kennedy School of Government program on corruption control and organizational integrity at Harvard.



Robert Lind mailto:robert.lind@complianceasia.com

Senior Representative, UK and Europe

Robert Lind

Senior Representative, UK and Europe

Lucia Liao mailto:lucia.liao@complianceasia.com

Head of Shanghai Office

Lucia Liao

Head of Shanghai Office

Rachel Wu mailto:rachel.wu@complianceasia.com

Head of Mainland China Client Engagements

Rachel Wu

Head of Mainland China Client Engagements


Alex Esson mailto:alex.esson@complianceasia.com

Regional Head of Licensing

Alex Esson

Regional Head of Licensing

Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years’ extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia. ComplianceAsia was set up in 2003 and has offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and employs over 70 people, all with a financial industry background and a mix of compliance, legal and accounting skills. ComplianceAsia focuses solely on providing compliance advice, consulting and solutions in the financial industry.

Philippa’s career includes a role at Dresdner Bank as Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific. At GT Asset Management, later LGT Asset Management, until its acquisition by Invesco, Philippa took on the role of Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia. Philippa holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page, in Perth, Western Australia.

Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies.

Tomio Tan mailto:tomio.tan@complianceasia.com

Head of Licensing, Singapore

Tomio Tan

Head of Licensing, Singapore

Linda Soong mailto:linda.soong@complianceasia.com

Head of Professional Operations

Linda Soong

Head of Professional Operations

Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years’ extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia. ComplianceAsia was set up in 2003 and has offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and employs over 70 people, all with a financial industry background and a mix of compliance, legal and accounting skills. ComplianceAsia focuses solely on providing compliance advice, consulting and solutions in the financial industry.

Philippa’s career includes a role at Dresdner Bank as Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific. At GT Asset Management, later LGT Asset Management, until its acquisition by Invesco, Philippa took on the role of Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia. Philippa holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page, in Perth, Western Australia.

Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies.

Lachlan Chubb mailto:lachlan.chubb@complianceasia.com

Regional Head of Regulatory Advisory and Projects

Lachlan Chubb

Regional Head of Regulatory Advisory and Projects


Gerallt Owen mailto:gerallt.owen@complianceasia.com

Regional Head of Client Relations

Gerallt Owen

Regional Head of Client Relations

Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years’ extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia. ComplianceAsia was set up in 2003 and has offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and employs over 70 people, all with a financial industry background and a mix of compliance, legal and accounting skills. ComplianceAsia focuses solely on providing compliance advice, consulting and solutions in the financial industry.

Philippa’s career includes a role at Dresdner Bank as Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific. At GT Asset Management, later LGT Asset Management, until its acquisition by Invesco, Philippa took on the role of Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia. Philippa holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page, in Perth, Western Australia.

Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies.

Hardy Hussain mailto:hardy.hussain@complianceasia.com

Head of AML Services, South East Asia

Hardy Hussain

Head of AML Services, South East Asia

Hardy spearheads AML Services in Singapore. Before joining ComplianceAsia, Hardy worked for more than 10 years in a Singapore government agency, and his last position was in the Intelligence & Investigation Division where he investigated the finance and insurance industry before making prosecution recommendations to the Attorney-General Chambers (Singapore).

Hardy is a qualified Private Investigator accredited by the Singapore Police Force (SPF). He is one of the participants in the 37th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crimes.



Justin Fletcher mailto:justin.fletcher@complianceasia.com

Head of AML Services, North Asia

Justin Fletcher

Head of AML Services, North Asia

Susana Leung mailto:susana.leung@complianceasia.com

Regional Head of Training

Susana Leung

Regional Head of Training

Cherry Chan mailto:cherry.chan@complianceasia.com

Regional Head of Ongoing Support and Client Services

Cherry Chan

Regional Head of Ongoing Support and Client Services

Rob Cook mailto:rob.cook@complianceasia.com

Regional Head of Technology

Rob Cook

Regional Head of Technology