James Lai

CEO & Founder

James Lai is the founder of MEETIG8. A seasoned risk and compliance leader and practitioner, he has over 16 years experience in operational risk and compliance management in the Australian and Asian financial services sectors. He has held executive leadership roles in risk management within Westpac Banking Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Australia and Singapore).

He is an industry thought-leader in risk and compliance frameworks and is sought after by organisations in the Australian financial services sector to share his experience in industry round tables.

James created MEETIG8 in 2016 to help organisations of all sizes efficiently engage high quality risk, compliance and audit professionals. His personal mission is to match organisation’s needs with high quality risk, compliance and audit professionals and to ensure these organisations do not compromise on quality by being tied to one accounting and advisory firm. MEETIG8 brings the best of breed professionals to every organisation, giving them the best talent with the best skills and experience needed to excel in the project.

James holds a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) from the University of Canberra.