Ken Coghill

Head of Innovation & Technology Risk Supervision

Ken oversees the DFSA’s operational risk, cyber risk, and innovation supervision programmes. This includes the operational risk and cyber risk supervision of all Authorised Firms, managing the Innovation Testing Licence programme (a.k.a. regulatory sandbox), and overseeing the supervision of innovative technology-enabled financial services providers such as crowdfunding platforms, digital asset providers, and Money Services providers.

Ken joined the DFSA in April 2012 and has led the supervision of brokerage and trading activities, supervised numerous banking institutions, and led the restructure of the DFSA’s supervisory risk model. Prior to joining the DFSA, Ken managed a team of market conduct investigators at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), prior to which Ken was an open-outcry and electronic equity options market maker on the trading floor of the CBOE.