Meet the Team

Paul Hamilton

Paul Hamilton

Paul is Founder and CEO of CPD FIRST. Paul has a regulatory  background, having established the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority in 2001, later to become its Company Secretary, Head of Postal Regulation and Senior Competition Markets Manager. 

Paul is also an accomplished Project Management Consultant and has delivered a range of regulatory and IT projects in the financial services sector.


Leslie Foster

Leslie Foster

Les is an innovative global governance specialist, trainer, chartered accountant and internal auditor, holding senior positions with major financial firms over the last 25 years.

Les is a subject matter AML expert and has authored many such courses, which have been used by companies such as HSBC, Lloyds, Banque Luxembourg, Generali, Bank of China, Mercedes-Benz and many others. Les authors CPD First’s range of AML courses.


Harjit Chana

Harjit Chana

Harjit is a Lean Master Black Belt and has strategic and hands on experience of LEAN Six Sigma and Systems thinking transformations.

Hajit has undertaken many such projects in leading UK and Channel Islands banking, insurance and mortgage providers.


Robert Surcouf

Robert Surcouf

Robert is an Experienced Enterprise Risk Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry for 30 years. Strong finance professional skilled in Risk Management, Administration, Accounting, Estate Planning, Management, and Corporate Governance.