Press Release

10 September 2020

Nedbank Private Wealth appoints Chief Risk Officer

Nedbank Private Wealth has strengthened its risk team with the appointment of Chris Kirk.


International wealth manager Nedbank Private Wealth has appointed Chris Kirk to lead its growing risk team. The move forms part of a planned restructure of the risk and compliance teams and Chris is based in the company’s Isle of Man office

Chris has over 33 years’ experience in the financial services industry working for global blue-chip companies in London, continental Europe and Jersey, in addition to smaller challenger banks. Prior to joining Nedbank Private Wealth, Chris spent 30 years with HSBC Group and held a number of executive roles in both the first and second lines of defence, including global head of financial crime compliance for the commercial banking division.

In his new role, Chris leads the bank’s team of risk professionals supporting the business in its growth agenda across international jurisdictions, including the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. His primary responsibilities include second line assurance of activities including credit risk, operational risk enterprise wide, and prudential risk. Chris also joins the bank’s executive committee.

Stuart Cummins, chief executive of Nedbank Private Wealth, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris. This is a key appointment for Nedbank Private Wealth. Chris’s extensive risk management experience will add considerable weight to the team as we implement our ongoing growth strategy.”

Nedbank Private Wealth is an award-winning boutique private bank with an established track record of managing wealth for discerning families, trustees and high-net-worth individuals. It provides a highly personalised service and can manage clients’ assets across jurisdictions, which is particularly helpful for international or resident non-domiciled clients.


Photograph: Chris Kirk, Chief Risk Officer at Nedbank Private Wealth

Notes to editors

Nedbank Private Wealth Nedbank Private Wealth is an award-winning boutique private bank with an established track record of offering banking, investment and wealth management solutions. We support a wide range of clients, including private individuals, professional intermediaries, non-trading companies, trusts and institutional investors.


With a heritage dating back to 1834, our UK, Jersey, Isle of Man and Dubai offices have specialist teams of staff providing objective guidance on our global products and services. We work closely with our sister company, Nedgroup Trust, to provide fiduciary services to clients out of Guernsey and Jersey. When referring to Nedbank Private Wealth, please ensure the company name is printed in full and not abbreviated.

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