Neil Munroe - high res photo 300BIIA welcomes Neil Munroe as an advisor on regulatory affairs.  Neil will be a member of BIIA’s of regulatory committee which advises the BIIA board of directors on regulatory affairs.  He will be part of BIIA’ global proactive regulatory monitoring activity and will assist in discussions with regulators.

“Industry advocacy is an important element of BIIA’s mission and has become more complex with the convergence of various regulatory regimes impacting consumer and commercial credit information and related services.  One in five privacy legislations implemented by OECD and EU nations are adopted by Asian countries according to an Australian privacy expert, thus consistent participation in OECD and EU forums has become essential,” commented BIIA Chairman David Worlock on this important appointment.

Neil comes to BIIA with 35 years’ experience in the financial services and credit reporting industries. For the last 12 years he was responsible for External Affairs and Communications at Equifax, which involved extensive customer, industry body and government liaison, monitoring regulatory and other external affairs that could influence the credit reporting industry in the UK.  Since 2009 Neil is serving as president of ACCIS, the Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers.

In March 2015 Neil set up his own company, CRS Insights Limited which provides strategic and operational consulting services to all stakeholders involved in credit reporting systems, including data suppliers and users, credit reporting service providers (private credit bureau and public credit registers) and regulator/policy makers.  To view Neil’s biography click on this link: BIO 150915

BIIA’s regulatory committee is chaired by Tony Hadley, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Experian.  Current committee members are Axel Bysikiewicz of Schufa; Dennis Ambach, TransUnion; Emma Thomas, Experian; Peter Sheerin, BIIA – APCCIS initiative; Lawrence Yee, Board Member; Joachim C Bartels, Managing Director BIIA.  The committee is open to full members of BIIA.

To learn more about BIIA’s regulatory activities we suggest you log onto:  BIIA Regulatory