Dr. Mark Turkington is the Global Head of Transaction Monitoring at HSBC. In this role Mark provides end-to-end accountability, support and guidance across the sub-functions of data, technology, analytics, and investigations as they combine to provide a transaction monitoring capability. His previous roles within the bank have been the Global Head of AML Investigations, and the UK Head of Sanctions. Before joining HSBC, Mark held senior management positions in the global Financial Crime Risk function with the National Australia Bank in Australia.

Mark was a faculty member and lecturer on the joint ICA/AFMA (Australian Financial Markets Association) Diploma course in Applied Anti-Money Laundering, and completed his PhD research into the effectiveness of financial sector engagement in international financial crime countermeasures.