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David Carlisle is an independent consultant who specialises in devising strategies for combatting illicit finance. David has experience working on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) issues in both the public and private sector.
David previously worked in the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. This included work in the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, where David was involved in the design and implementation of US financial and economic sanctions programmes involving countries such as Myanmar and Iran. In subsequent roles, David advised senior Treasury officials on a wide range of topics related to sanctions, money laundering and terrorist financing, and acted as a liaison for the Treasury when engaging governments in the Asia-Pacific region on these topics.
Since 2012, David has been based in London, where he has advised the private sector and civil society organisations on a range of financial crime-related issues. This has included a diverse range of projects, from providing training to regulated firms on their AML/CTF compliance obligations, to work with non-governmental organisations involved in countering the illegal trade in wildlife.
David has produced Occasional Papers for RUSI on topics such as improving financial intelligence sharing, and on regulating virtual currencies. He is particularly interested in studying how technology is shaping criminal typologies, and challenges that arise in regulating new financial technologies.