Bill Flynn Appointed General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer at TransUnion UK

TransUnion has appointed Bill Flynn as general counsel and chief risk officer for its UK business. In this role, Bill will lead TransUnion’s engagement with industry regulators and oversee in-house legal, risk, compliance and company secretarial functions.

With significant experience in financial services, Bill has held leadership roles with high-profile businesses operating across Europe and globally; providing expert legal and compliance counsel. He brings a wealth of technical and commercial expertise to TransUnion, from a career spanning nearly 25 years.

Prior to joining TransUnion, Bill held the roles of group general counsel and UK chief risk officer for credit management specialist Lowell. As a member of the group executive team, he led on engagement with regulatory bodies and supported key business projects.

Speaking of his appointment, Bill said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining TransUnion one of the UK’s leading credit reference agencies as the industry continues to evolve and develop. As a global insights and information provider, data is at the heart of TransUnion’s offering, and my focus will be on helping to maintain the highest standards when it comes to data stewardship and data privacy, whilst ensuring both businesses and consumers can benefit from the manifold insights that data and analytics can provide.”

Satrajit “Satty” Saha, CEO of TransUnion in the UK added: “I’m delighted to welcome Bill Flynn to TransUnion as general counsel and chief risk officer of our UK operation. He will be working closely with industry regulators including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as well as managing teams across legal, risk and compliance. His legal knowledge, coupled with his understanding of the financial sector, will be a great asset to further strengthen our executive team and support our business objectives.”

The appointment comes at a time when TransUnion’s expertise as an insights provider is being utilised by organisations across both the private and public sector to help them adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.