Our Team 2017-06-26T15:09:36+00:00

Our Team

Meet the heart and soul of Fiducia; the people who make the magic happen


Fiducia makes your AML/CFT compliance regime simple and radically effective.

Fiducia was established in 2013 by Claire Piper. Legally trained with a background in policy, she saw that financial service providers in New Zealand were struggling with the confusing and fast-moving regulatory changes. Why, she asked, was AML/CFT compliance in New Zealand so painful?

The purpose of AML/CFT compliance must be clear. The documents and tools used by those reporting under the AML/CFT Act must be in plain English and easy to use. Consultants must focus on the existing strengths of a business and build capacity within teams before they leave. Relationships between businesses and their regulatory supervisors must be strong and constructive.

And so Fiducia was born. We provide sleek and simple AML/CFT digital products and solutions to old compliance problems, and we love doing it. We work with you, wherever you are. Come join us.


CLAIRE PIPER | Founding Director & CEO

LLB/BA (Hons)

claire.piper@fiducia.co.nz | +64 21 256 1641

Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

With a career background in policy development and commercial negotiation, Claire is attracted to industries that require perseverance, creative thinking and new approaches to old problems.

It is this knack for creating elegant business solutions for complex, legislative policies that drew her into the compliance world.

An AML/CFT compliance consultant since 2013, Claire offers a fresh approach to businesses compliance requirements, specifically turning what can be a sometimes chaotic, reactive scramble into an asset that enhances a business’s overall strategy.

Claire’s obsessive in watching international trends in financial regulatory compliance to prepare Fiducia’s clients for what’s coming. It’s exciting.

Claire surfs and does yoga in an ongoing, fruitless attempt to chill out. She’s obsessed with her dog, Bobby Bean Sprout.

To connect with Claire, see Claire’s LinkedIn.

DEBORAH CROWE | Executive Director & COO

B.E (Hons); Grad Dip Design; Diploma in Facilitation

deborah.crowe@fiducia.co.nz | +64 21 776 769

Member of the Institute of Directors, New Zealand.

In an industry that is dynamic and complex, Deborah develops streamlined procedures and tools that make the demands of AML/CFT compliance simple and clear. With an entrepreneurial background, degree in electrical engineering and a post-graduate diploma in design, her rare mix of creativity and technical expertise manifest in simple, elegant AML/CFT compliance solutions.

With 25 years of experience and several successful start-up ventures to her name, Deborah is leading the Fiducia team in transforming traditional, convoluted compliance processes into a digitally lead, robust, and strategic business asset.  Her overall aim? To bring ease, simplicity and a little light to a misunderstood and crucially important industry.

Deborah practices the Way of Nature and knows that wisdom is to be found in our natural environment. She also knows wisdom is to be found in a glass of Central Otago Pinot Noir.

To connect with Deborah, see Deborah’s LinkedIn.

PHILLIP O’LEARY | Compliance Consultant


phillip.oleary@fiducia.co.nz  | +64 21 086 95292

Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Phillip joined the Fiducia team from the UK corporate banking world. CAMS qualified, he brings with him extensive finance and international compliance knowledge –  particularly in the dynamic world of KYC and customer risk management.

With experience in international financial institutions such as HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group who operate in an extremely stringent compliance environment, Phillip brings a wealth of knowledge to the emerging compliance landscape in New Zealand.

Specialising in AML/CFT risk assessment and programme quality assurance in enterprise businesses, Phillip brings a global perspective to New Zealand compliance regulations that keeps Fiducia clients one step ahead of the ever-changing AML/CFT industry.

Phillip plays cricket and is relieved to be back in the homeland where it’s played properly. He would like someone to explain to him why burgers are so expensive here.

To connect with Phillip,  see Phillip’s LinkedIn.

Fiducia were great. Our favourite part was the face to face communication, working side-by-side personally in the office. Not only did it make things easier and transparent but they are great people and we managed to have the odd joke here and there while working on something serious.

Michael Walker, Managing Director, BlackBull Markets