William Brian Howarth (Bill) is a founder member and currently the Chief Executive of the International Compliance Association (ICA).
From a legal and educational background, Bill taught for seventeen years at the Manchester Metropolitan University and for ten years at the University of Hong Kong. During his tenure, he was involved in many committees, i.e. Chairman of Research Committee, Chairman of Board of Studies, Chairman of Academic Standards Committee, Chairman of Distance Learning Committee, Chairman of Monitoring and Evaluation Group, etc.
He holds LL.B and LL.M degrees and is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association and member of the International Bar Association.
Bill was also the Chairperson for the Financial Services Skills Council: Anti Money Laundering Standards Review and a Member of the Financial Services Skills Council Committee for Standards of Competency in Compliance and Countering Financial Crime.
He has also supervised many research works and has published several books