About: Nigel Morris-Cotterill

About: Nigel Morris-Cotterill

Nigel Morris-Cotterill has been a counter-money laundering strategist since 1994, an area which has expanded into a wide range of financial crime risk management as governments have become more active in relation to, in particular, corporate crime and sanctions.

Before that, and for some time afterwards, he was a solicitor in private practice and in-house with a range of companies in the financial and technology sectors. He also had a healthy sideline as a PR consultant in the IT industry, as a writer (independent of his PR activities) for broadsheets, tabloids, financial industry, legal practice and IT magazines newspapers and magazines.

Morris-Cotterill has been the voice of choice of several broadcast media for matters relating to money laundering and related matters.

He is an author of several text books.


Nigel Morris-Cotterill is Head, Vortex Centrum Limited, formed for the sole purpose of researching and disseminating information in relation to money laundering risk management and compliance. It has subsumed Morris-Cotterill's former consulting business which now is undertaken through that company.

He has a unique skill-set which enables him to look at the issues from a very broad perspective - and to explain them in a way that everyone can understand.

Morris-Cotterill is in high demand to write and talk about money laundering for the media, professional journals, large corporations and governments and regulatory bodies.

Formerly a solicitor in private practice in London he had a varied career but focussed on litigation, first as a criminal defence advocate and then as a civil litigator. At the time, he was extremely unusual in that, from time to time, he would appear in the High Court, usually the preserve of barristers.

Morris-Cotterill jokes that he lives on aeroplanes and in airport lounges. These days, he splits his time between his home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which is convenient for South East Asia travel and London.

He was responsible for the launch of World Money Laundering Report in 1999 and in 2017 moved to the Please Be Informed platform and for the design, including the ground-breaking tri-modular approach, of Quick To Learn More, a dedicated, hosted, AML/CFT e-learning program.

These are the public faces of a specialist who spends much of his time thinking about identifying future risk and preparing organisations for it.

He is the author of books and countless articles published in leading periodicals all over the world and is in demand for broadcast media.