Our Team

Who We Are

ComplianceAsia is Asia's first independent compliance consulting firm. Established in 2003, we have key offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. We have an unmatched track record of completing complex compliance consulting projects for financial firms in the APAC region. 

Asia's First Independent Compliance Consulting Firm

We provide independent, unbiased advice on Asian financial industry legislation and regulations

  • 70 +

    Employees

  • 17

    Years of Experience

  • 3888 +

    Cases

  • 200 +

    Training Courses

Why Choose ComplianceAsia As Your Trusted Partner?

Our Commitment

When you partner with ComplianceAsia, you will receive personalised services from a dedicated team overseen by our senior managers and principals. When we work with you, our focus will be to ensure clear and effective communication with you, as well as to provide quality and transparent services to ensure your organisation is in compliance with local rules and regulations.


Our People

As an APAC-focused business, we employ staff who come from a variety of different backgrounds such as accounting, finance, compliance and law, and we ensure they continue their professional memberships and affiliations. Our staff regularly attend industry forums and conferences on their specific areas of expertise to gain insights into pertinent issues, allowing them to help you and your organisation stay compliant.

To ensure we can communicate with you effectively, our team of compliance experts are fluent in English, French, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korea and Bahasa.


Our Edge

ComplianceAsia is the longest established independent compliance consulting firm in the Asia Pacific region. Our full-time research department manages regulatory research to help our clients drive strategic change, support decision-making and help organisations stay compliance and build trust into core business processes. Our affiliatse in the US and the UK ensure we can provide help for Asian based firms with their global regulatory issues.



Our Team

Philippa Allen

CEO, Principal

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Philippa Allen

CEO, Principal

Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years'extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia. ComplianceAsia was set up in 2003 and has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo, and employs over 70 people, all with a financial industry background and a mix of compliance, legal and accounting skills. ComplianceAsia focuses solely on providing compliance advice, consulting and solutions in the financial industry.

Philippa's career includes a role at Dresdner Bank as Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific. At GT Asset Management, later LGT Asset Management, until its acquisition by Invesco, Philippa took on the role of Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia. Philippa holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page, in Perth, Western Australia.

Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies.

Alex Duperouzel

Managing Director

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Alex Duperouzel

Managing Director

Alex Duperouzel is one of the co-owners and the Managing Director at ComplianceAsia. He supervises the licensing and ongoing support practices in Hong Kong with a large number of the leading firms in Hong Kong working with his team.

Alex is a Chartered Accountant registered in Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He has been based in either Hong Kong or Singapore since 1991, working for various firms including Kroll Associates, investigating fraud and white collar commercial crime.

Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Alex worked for several international accounting firms in Perth, Australia in their respective insolvency and business reconstruction practices.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia (Major in Accounting and Finance) and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

In September 2001 and 2002, Alex was a participant at the Jesus College Economic Crime Symposium and in 2003 Alex was a participant at the inaugural Kennedy School of Government program on corruption control and organisational integrity at Harvard.

Lachlan Chubb

Regional Head of Regulatory Advisory and Projects

Lachlan Chubb

Regional Head of Regulatory Advisory and Projects


Hardy Hussain

Head of AML Services Singapore

Hardy Hussain

Head of AML Services Singapore

Hardy spearheads AML Services in Singapore. Before joining ComplianceAsia, Hardy worked for more than 10 years in a Singapore government agency, and his last position was in the Intelligence & Investigation Division where he investigated the finance and insurance industry before making prosecution recommendations to the Attorney-General Chambers (Singapore).

Hardy is a qualified Private Investigator accredited by the Singapore Police Force (SPF). He is one of the participants in the 37th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crimes.



Justin Fletcher

AML Compliance Manager

Justin Fletcher

AML Compliance Manager

Alex Esson

Regional Head of Licensing

Alex Esson

Regional Head of Licensing

Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years’ extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia. ComplianceAsia was set up in 2003 and has offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and employs over 70 people, all with a financial industry background and a mix of compliance, legal and accounting skills. ComplianceAsia focuses solely on providing compliance advice, consulting and solutions in the financial industry.

Philippa’s career includes a role at Dresdner Bank as Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific. At GT Asset Management, later LGT Asset Management, until its acquisition by Invesco, Philippa took on the role of Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia. Philippa holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page, in Perth, Western Australia.

Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies.

Rachel Wu

Head of Mainland China Client Engagements

Rachel Wu

Head of Mainland China Client Engagements


Linda Soong

Regional Head of Ongoing Support and Client Services

Linda Soong

Regional Head of Ongoing Support and Client Services

Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years’ extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia. ComplianceAsia was set up in 2003 and has offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and employs over 70 people, all with a financial industry background and a mix of compliance, legal and accounting skills. ComplianceAsia focuses solely on providing compliance advice, consulting and solutions in the financial industry.

Philippa’s career includes a role at Dresdner Bank as Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific. At GT Asset Management, later LGT Asset Management, until its acquisition by Invesco, Philippa took on the role of Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia. Philippa holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page, in Perth, Western Australia.

Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies.

Gerallt Owen

Regional Head of Client Relations

Gerallt Owen

Regional Head of Client Relations

Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years’ extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia. ComplianceAsia was set up in 2003 and has offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and employs over 70 people, all with a financial industry background and a mix of compliance, legal and accounting skills. ComplianceAsia focuses solely on providing compliance advice, consulting and solutions in the financial industry.

Philippa’s career includes a role at Dresdner Bank as Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific. At GT Asset Management, later LGT Asset Management, until its acquisition by Invesco, Philippa took on the role of Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia. Philippa holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page, in Perth, Western Australia.

Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies.