Dear members,

Welcome to the International Governance & Compliance Association (IGCA).

At IGCA we are the fastest growing global community of GRCC professionals.

We are a place for knowledge-exchange, professional networking and idea incubation. The Governance, Risk, Compliance and Cybersecurity requirements are evolving fast and at a pace that makes it hard for professionals to follow up and manage all aspects of this complex ecosystem. Our vision is to connect GRCC community, enabling individual professionals and organisations to operate successfully and with integrity in a reliable and forward looking way within a regulated environment. We envision a GRCC sector more appealing for new professionals.

Our values define who we are as a global professional organisation. They define the way we work with each other and the way we engage with our members and partners.

We are advocates of innovation. Sharing our knowledge and best practices whilst building on our experience and expertise, we are devoted in bringing together governance, risk and compliance with cybersecurity, fintech, AI, big data and blockchain. Our certification programs aim to raise the standards of ethics and integrity, whist increasing the level of knowledge and understanding of new technologies.

We provide a platform where professionals can network and share ideas with fellow colleagues from all over the world. By exchanging ideas and know-how we identify trends and seek solutions. Being part of our GRCC community gives you the opportunity to interact with like-minded professionals who strive for innovation, fresh and disruptive ideas.

Our qualifications cover a wide range of topics including areas of governance, risk, compliance and cybersecurity, all delivered by accredited training centres.

In a constantly changing international environment, we pride ourselves in our flexibility to meet the changing market requirements and trends. To this end, IGCA addresses the global community, uniting members from Europe, Africa, North and South America, Oceania and Asia.

IGCA members are recognised for their commitment to best GRCC practices and their enhanced integrity. Our membership provides you with a variety of tools and resources to enhance your career.

We are committed to lifelong learning. Join our GRCC community and enjoy your career journey.

Warm regards,

Paul Grainger, Chairman
International Governance & Compliance Association

Paul Grainger is the Chairman of The International Governance & Compliance Association (IGCA). He brings with him over thirty-five (35) years financial services experience including over thirty years (30) in financial services regulatory and compliance consultancy in wholesale and retail markets.

He is also the Chairman of Financial Planning Standards Board for the UK (FPSB UK) and a former Director and Steering Council Member of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC).

Paul is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (FCSI), a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Planning (FIFP), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and an Associate of the Personal Finance Society (APFS).

Paul is CEO of Complyport, a leading compliance and regulatory consultancy established in 2002 in the UKPrior to Complyport, Paul was the Managing Director of Business Development & Client Relationships for Resources Compliance (UK) Ltd, part of the RGP Group. Paul established Grainger Consulting in the early 1990s and the firm was acquired to form the wholesale markets arm of Compliance.co.uk Group in 2005. The group was, in turn, acquired by and integrated into the RGP Group, a NASDAQ listed company in 2007 to form its specialist regulatory and compliance consultancy practice.

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