Your go-to end to end platform for all your financial crime related needs. 

Themis helps our clients and members understand and manage their financial crime risk to prevent them from being targeted by criminal organisations looking to exploit legitimate businesses for their own illicit gains.

We work with all regulated businesses as well as government bodies, policy makers, law enforcement agencies, regulators and individual subject matter experts to understand the latest developments in financial crime and the criminal exploitation of the global financial network. 

As a bridge between the public and private sectors, we promote greater dialogue, collaboration and information sharing between the two and provide a safe platform for businesses and financial crime professionals to enhance their understanding and application of financial crime legislation and guidance. 

Themis focuses solely on financial crime. This specialism allows us to continuously develop our insight as a centre for excellence.  We make sure we pass this on to our members and clients so that they too are kept up to date with all the latest Financial Crime related legislation, guidance, research, tools and best practises.

We provide our clients with bespoke and tailored end to end solutions, covering of all aspects of financial crime, including anti money laundering, sanctions, bribery & corruption, fraud, tax evasion, modern slavery & human trafficking, cyber terrorism and terrorist financing.


Dickon Johnstone
CEO & Founder

Dickon is the Chief Executive Officer for Themis. His professional mission is to foster wider awareness and understanding of the detrimental impacts that financial crime has on businesses and on our society.  

Before joining Themis, Dickon held a number of senior positions in banking including as the Acting CEO of First Abu Dhabi Bank in the UK. He has over 18 years of banking and consulting experience with First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Finance, Barclays & Accenture and has worked and travelled extensively in the Middle East, as well as France, America & Hong Kong.

Dickon is a committed Financial Crime professional and has extensive first-hand experience of what it takes to develop and lead positive and sustainable AML cultures across complex organisations as well as building out comprehensive anti-financial crime frameworks, systems and controls.  Dickon holds an ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering and an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh.


Gavin Lockhart Mirams
Founder & ambassador

Gavin is one of the founders of Themis and a Themis Ambassador. He is responsible for driving Themis’ partnerships between the public and private sector, as well as running the Think Tank.  

Gavin has 15 years experience providing robust, independent advice to police leaders, criminal justice agencies and others working in the public safety sectors.

Having graduated with a First Class Master’s Degree and worked as a management consultant, Gavin was recruited in 2006 to help set up a research unit on crime reduction for the leading think-tank in the UK before joining the Cabinet Office. In that role Gavin worked as a Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister. 

Gavin has published 16 public reports into subjects as varied as gun crime and prison reform. He has been asked to be an expert witness for the British Parliament’s Select Committees and to speak on UK radio (BBC) and television (BBC, Sky).

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Bertie Way

Bertie Way spent 24 years in the public relations industry working principally at Chime Communications PLC where he was Group Business Development Director,  and also undertook political consultancy and reputation management assignments in Chile, Romania, Zimbabwe, Yugoslavia and Turkey.

Latterly, he combined this role with being chairman of a substantial City recruitment agency, Joslin Rowe, and of Starlight Children’s Foundation, the leading wish granting charity for seriously ill children.

Since 2011, he has been an adviser to Salamanca Group, a corporate advisory business where his role is to source equity and debt for substantial projects.


Nick Beecroft

Nick graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Physics and served for twenty seven years with Citibank, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered, specialising in foreign exchange and interest rate markets, ending his career at Citibank as UK Treasurer. At Deutsche he was Global Head of Spot and Proprietary FX trading, and then became Global Head of FX at Standard Chartered and was invited to join the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee.

He was chosen for a Senior Banker role at Standard Chartered-an elite global team of twenty, looking after the bank’s top one hundred clients.

Nick was Chairman of Saxo Capital Markets and their Senior Markets Consultant for six years, writing for business press, and making over 150 appearances on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Sky TV, Reuters TV, BBC World, and BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

Concurrently, he set up and ran a global macro hedge fund, and has held three other NED roles.

He now holds two Senior Independent Directorships, sitting on two Audit and Risk Committees, (as Chair of one), and is Chair of a Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

Robin Morris Weston

Robin Morris-Weston

Robin is responsible for developing our research on Emerging Technologies and the increasingly key role they will play in combatting financial crime globally. Robin will also be supporting the Themis teams in developing our partnerships with best of breed technology solution providers and the subsequent fulfilment of major programmes of work.

Robin has over 20 years experience in running technology businesses both within the UK and Asia-Pacific, and across a range of public and private sectors, including financial transaction technology, business process outsourcing and healthcare. Robin's most recent role was as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive of CliniSys UK, the UK's leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems.

Robin is a passionate believer in technology as a core enabler to make Enterprise Operating Models safe, secure and easy to run and has played key roles in successfully delivering a wide range of complex people, process and technology change programmes within both public and private sector institutions.

Robin holds an MBA from Henley Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Information Systems.

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James Wightman

James is Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After qualifying with Baker Tilly in London he moved into industry, spending 4 years working for Inchcape Plc in Internal Audit, M&A, Treasury and Investor Relations at a time of significant business and Balance Sheet restructuring.

Since 2010 James has worked in the UAE for one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, Mubadala, to help setup their Treasury Function, both for Mubadala and their Commercial Finance Joint Venture with GE – Mubadala GE Capital.

He is currently working as Commercial Head of Finance in a startup shared services business for Mubadala Group Companies (Mubadala Business Management Services), having grown from 60 to over 400 employees in 4 years and servicing over 30 Mubadala assets.

All of our engagement teams are carefully crafted and built to match our clients’ specific needs. We source the right expertise from both within our direct team of advisors, researchers and trainers, as well as our network of Themis Members, who are all experienced Financial Crime subject matter experts and practitioners.

Greek Goddess & Namesake

Themis was a Titan goddess of divine law, order and customs.  Daughter of Uranus & Gaea, messenger of the very first rules of conduct.  Her symbols are the Scales of Justice, tools used to remain balanced and pragmatic.

Themis to us represents core values of integrity, good governance & fairness – an antidote as it were to the corruption and greed that are afflicting the world like a ‘cancer on our society’.