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Neil Acworth joins Encompass as CISO, bringing decades of industry experience to bolster trust guarantee for global banks

Encompass Corporation, the global provider of real-time digital Know Your Customer (KYC) profiles, has appointed Neil Acworth as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as part of its focus on delivering gold-standard information security processes to global banks. 

Against the current business and regulatory landscape, security is an ongoing priority across financial services, and Acworth’s appointment will underline and enhance Encompass’ ability to offer seamless data-focused processes that contribute to safety, compliance and operational efficiency, whether during the onboarding of new customers or within existing relationships. 

Acworth joins with decades of experience in the technology space, including holding senior positions, such as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), and within RegTech organizations. 

He will oversee Encompass’ information security team and drive its ongoing commitment to promoting best practices in fighting financial crime and contributing to business growth, while maintaining a leading status globally. 

Neil Acworth, Chief Information Security Officer at Encompass Corporation, comments: “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 at Encompass Corporation, comments: “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’re 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.” 

The news follows Encompass’ recent acquisitions of CoorpID and Blacksmith KYC, which strengthen its mission to transform KYC with Corporate Digital Identity (CDI), with real-time digital KYC profiles solving the challenge of identification and verification of corporate and institutional clients. 

About Encompass

Encompass enables fast, accurate identity validation and verification of corporate customers, and a gold standard approach to KYC. Our award-winning corporate digital identity (CDI) platform incorporates real-time data and documents from authoritative global public data sources and private customer information to create and maintain digital risk profiles.

With Encompass, the world’s leading banks improve customer experience and increase business opportunities through consistent regulatory compliance and risk mitigation.

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