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Brian Harte

Managing Director


Brian Harte was previously a managing director and group head of Compliance for the Europe and Asia Pacific Regions of RBC from 2006. In early 2011, as part of RBC’s increasing focus on developing its business franchise in Asia Pacific (principally Capital Markets and Global Wealth Management), he relocated from London to Hong Kong to concentrate on developing the appropriate regulatory and governance infrastructure.

While based in Asia, Mr. Harte retained his regulatory responsibilities for a significant part of RBC’s Wealth Management businesses outside of Asia Pacific, including in Europe, the Middle East, and Caribbean geographies.

From 2001, Mr. Harte was the first global/group head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for the Barclays PLC Group. He was ultimately responsible for managing the Regulatory Compliance Function globally for Barclays, which apart from the United Kingdom had significant operations in over 70 countries and was regulated by over 150 financial services regulatory organisations/authorities and exchanges worldwide.

Before joining Barclays, Mr. Harte was a managing director of The Chase Manhattan Bank and head of Compliance for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He was also a director of the board of Chase Investment Bank Ltd. and Chase Manhattan plc, as well as a number of other Chase subsidiaries, including Robert Fleming and Co., the latter following the acquisition of the Fleming Group in 2000.

Mr. Harte is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with the city firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (which is now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he spent a considerable amount of time on assignment in the Middle East. After qualifying, he initially joined Schroders, a UK merchant bank, in their Finance function.


University of Birmingham
B.Com. (honors), 1974

Employment History

Shouson Consulting Ltd.
2013 - present                                 

Royal Bank of Canada
MD, group head of Compliance for Asia Pacific and Wealth Management, International
2011 - 2012
MD, group head of Compliance for Europe and Asia
2006 - 2010

Barclays PLC
Director and group head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
2001 - 2006

The Chase Manhattan Bank/JP Morgan
MD/SVP, head of Compliance and Corporate Services, EMEA Region
2000 - 2001
MD/SVP, head of Compliance and Corporate Services, EAME Region
1996 - 2000
Vice president and European compliance officer, London
1988 - 1996
Vice president and APAC regional audit manager, Hong Kong
1985 - 1988     
Vice president, General Auditing
1983 - 1985         
Second vice president, General Auditing, London
1981 - 1983                          
Chief examiner, General Auditing, London
1980 - 1981

J Henry Schroder Wagg & Co
Assistant chief accountant
1979 - 1980

Deloitte Haskins & Sells
Articled clerk/audit manager
1974 - 1979

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