Paul Moore, whistleblower of the Halifax Bank of Scotland was in Malaysia last month for the 2019 International Directors Summit. He was interviewed by Malaysian media during this time. Here are a few excerpts from his interviews with The Edge and Bernama
Moore said based on his observations, whistleblowing protection needs to cover the broadest range of disclosures made in good faith which relates to actual or potential prospective breach of any law or regulation.
He said all countries should have a dedicated regulator which operates independently of all other state criminal authorities, whose mandate is to encourage, support and protect whistleblowers and to enforce penalties against those who act to their detriment.
Paul Moore is a lawyer, author and one of UK’s leading specialists in risk management and regulatory affairs in the financial sector. Paul has over 25 years of experience in both industry (15 years) and professional services (10 years). Paul Moore is perhaps best known as the HBOS whistleblower after he was dismissed from Halifax Bank of Scotland in 2004, where he as the bank’s Head of Group Regulatory Risk.
Since his dismissal from HBOS, Paul has been a commentator on banking crisis and a campaigner for change in the financial system.