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Richard Swales

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

Richard joined Paysafe in October 2019 as Chief Risk Officer.Richard brings extensive knowledge of the risk discipline gained during a 30+ year career which has seen him work in Europe, Asia and the US. He started his career working in the public sector as an Officer for the UK’s HM Customs & Excise followed by more than 25 years in banking, commercial finance, insurance, telecoms and payments with a focus on risk management, compliance, operational effectiveness, strategy and business development. Richard has also led initiatives in developing markets with an emphasis on financial inclusion.

Richard joined Paysafe in October 2019 as Chief Risk Officer.

Richard brings extensive knowledge of the risk discipline gained during a 30+ year career which has seen him work in Europe, Asia and the US.  He started his career working in the public sector as an Officer for the UK’s HM Customs & Excise followed by more than 25 years in banking, commercial finance, insurance, telecoms and payments with a focus on risk management, compliance, operational effectiveness, strategy and business development.  Richard has also led initiatives in developing markets with an emphasis on financial inclusion.  

He joined Paysafe from PayPal where he spent the last nine years leading their global risk and compliance strategy and was instrumental in supporting significant growth for the business. 

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