Encompass Corporation Elevates Stuart Barnard to CFO from VP Role


Encompass Corporation, a leading UK regtech firm, has recently announced the promotion of Stuart Barnard, formerly the VP of finance and business operations, to the esteemed position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

In this newly created role, effective as of this month, Barnard will assume full responsibility for overseeing the global finance and business operations of the KYC solution provider. His duties will encompass leading various critical functions within the firm, including legal affairs, finance, human resources, revenue operations, IT infrastructure, and information security.

Barnard’s journey with Encompass began in 2016 when he joined as the Head of Finance for the company’s division in Sydney, Australia. After demonstrating exceptional leadership and strategic acumen, he transitioned to the role of VP of Finance at the company’s London office in late 2018. His dedication and contributions culminated in his well-deserved promotion to CFO in December 2022.

Wayne Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Encompass, expressed his confidence in Barnard’s capabilities, emphasizing the vital role he has played in executing the company’s strategic objectives thus far. Johnson also commended Barnard for his ability to attract and nurture a diverse and high-performing team.

Barnard’s promotion comes at an opportune time for Encompass, coinciding with the recent appointment of Neil Acworth as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) last month. Additionally, the company has been actively expanding its portfolio through strategic acquisitions, including the recent acquisitions of CoorpID and Blacksmith KYC from ING in January.

Source: fintechfutures.com