Mr  Bryan Stirewalt joined the DFSA in 2008 and has served as a Managing
Director of the Supervision Division since 2010.The Supervision Division
includes prudential and conduct-oriented oversight of a variety of financial
service providers, including commercial banks, investment banks, insurance
companies, wealth managers, and a variety of advisory services. The
Supervision Division also oversees the DFSA’s role with auditors and credit rating agencies.
Mr Stirewalt is active in the DFSA’s efforts to fight methods of illicit finance with respect to
the entities mentioned above, as well as with other designated non-financial businesses and
professions. Mr Stirewalt has extensive experience in the financial regulatory sphere, in both
public and private sector roles. From 1985 to 1996, he worked for the US Treasury’s Office of
the Comptroller of the Currency as a National Bank Examiner, where he specialised in policy
development and implementation, problem bank rehabilitation and banking fraud initiatives.
From 1996 to 2008, he worked for an international consulting and advisory firm, focusing his
attention on emerging markets development programmes, including management of large-scale
and multi-faceted projects in Poland, Ukraine, Cyprus and Kazakhstan.These projects related to a
wide array of topics including financial sector development, risk management policies and practices,
anti-money laundering systems and controls and methods of supervising complex financial conglomerates.
Mr Stirewalt serves as the Co-Chair of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG) which provides a forum for
deepening the Basel Committee’s engagement with emerging markets supervisors around the world
on banking supervisory issues