Proximal Consulting 

Who We Are

Proximal Consulting was founded in 1999 by Peter Lilley, initially to assist a small group of private banking clients to fulfill their KYC requirements. Since then the firm has expanded to a broader global reach, with a truly international and diverse client base, whilst still retaining the confidential and tailor-made approach on which the firm was founded. The resources section provides case examples, FAQs and fact sheets on AML topics alongside our white papers archive.

Peter Lilley 

The leading British [anti] money laundering expert
— Daily Mail

Peter Lilley, the founder of Proximal Consulting, has over thirty years’ experience of KYC, complex international investigations, anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud prevention. 

Peter also acts as an adviser to various blue chip companies and individuals in respect of anti-money laundering, business crime prevention and corporate integrity issues. He is the author of a number of publications and books on various AML and KYC topics.

Peter holds the following educational and professional qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) degree
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (by examination and ten years subsequent banking experience)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner 
  • Member of the Institute of Professional Investigators
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Before establishing Proximal Consulting, Peter Lilley worked for a large UK financial institution for thirteen years, where he created and headed its fraud and AML prevention and investigation department. He then went on to become a shareholder and group operations director of a London based international investigations company. 

He has personally carried out complex on the ground investigations in numerous jurisdictions including the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Finland, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Peter Lilley has frequently been described as "a leading expert" in AML. He has been quoted in, or written articles for, publications such as the Daily Mail, The Observer, Sunday Business, the Sunday Express, International Finance magazine, White Collar Crime Fighter, PC Home, Director magazine, Accountancy Age and the Financial Times. He has appeared on various radio and TV channels including BBC TV, BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, BBC World Service, numerous BBC local radio stations, CNN, Australian Radio and Canadian Public Broadcasting Radio.

He has also written widely on a variety of subjects. In 2006 the third edition of Peter Lilley’s book "Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth About Global Money Laundering" was published by Kogan Page.  Peter is also the author of "Hacked, Attacked & Abused: Digital crime exposed", published in 2002 by Kogan Page.