Move follows closure of the firm's funding round
Digital financial crime platform Themis has appointed Matthew Hurn (pictured) as chairman.
The appointment follows Themis’ announcement last week of successfully overfunding in its pre-series A round, raising a total of £3.1 million.
Hurn had served as board member of Themis since its launch. He was president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, and, in 2018, was given the John Grout award for his contribution to the treasury, risk, and corporate finance profession.
He also provided strategic advisory support to the UAE-UK Business Council and received an OBE for his involvement in UAE-UK financial relations in 2021.
Hurn succeeds Richard Reid, who retires after serving as chairman for the past three years. Reid remains on the advisory board as a senior advisor.
“I am delighted that Matthew has agreed to take on the role of chairman,” Dickon Johnstone, chief executive and founder of Themis, said. “With his background in financial markets and international trade, as well as his deep experience in driving high growth, high impact tech businesses, there is nobody better placed to guide us through the next stage of our business lifecycle and help capitalise on the current market opportunities to build a truly global anti-financial crime digital platform.
“I would also like to thank Richard Reid for his incredible support, for his kindness, sage advice, calm head and friendship. Through three years of repeated curve balls and market headwinds, Richard has been an exceptional mentor to me since founding the business in 2019. I am an incredibly fortunate founder to have had the support of two great and experienced leaders.”
Commenting on his appointment, Hurn said it was an honour to be appointed chairman of Themis.
“I look forward to working closely with Dickon, the board, and the senior management team to help guide and steer Themis through the next chapter of its journey,” Hurn added.
Themis’ automated due diligence platform Themis Search & Monitoring allows companies and individuals to carry out anti-money laundering screening and monitoring of all of their clients, suppliers, third parties and investors in one place. The platform uses AI and ML technology, powered by threat-based data, research, and intelligence to detect potential links to financial crime.
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