The brains behind our AI

We’re an ambitious team of RegTech experts with a shared belief in the power of AI.

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Our history

Where we started

Transparently began with just one aspect of accounting manipulation, earnings smoothing, employed by founder Hamish Macalister in a quantitative fund he was managing. Realizing this idea was generating substantial interest, he sought the funding and support to build a much more comprehensive accounting manipulation detection system.

Working alongside co-founder Mauro Sauco, the first prototype was born in early 2022, with the final version entering the market in September of that year.

Fast forward to the present day, and Transparently now has an expanding team of RegTech experts, as well as a growing list of satisfied customers.

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Our mission

What guides us

We aim to help our clients identify emerging risks, improve their decision-making processes, and avoid losses. We achieve this through the power of our own AI and machine learning software, the Transparently Manipulation Risk Analyzer. It’s faster than manual analysis, ensuring our clients get the insights they’re looking for almost instantly. 

More than this, we strive to bring clarity and confidence to the world of finance in an ethical way. With Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concerns being at the forefront of modern investing and business decision-making, our MRA empowers businesses to improve their governance quality.

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Behind the AI

Meet our team


Founder, CEO

Hamish Macalister, PhD

Hamish is a Regtech/Fintech inventor, and data scientist.

He has completed projects in partnership with both private and public (government) entities, is a technical advisor for fintech projects, an international speaker on quantitative finance topics and has, for many years, been an adjunct faculty member with SMU.

Hamish has also been an award-winning quantitative portfolio manager, headed strategy and quant teams at organisations such as Citigroup and Deutsche Bank and held non-exec directorships with companies in the transportation, property and distribution industries.

Hamish has a PhD in Finance, a Master's degree in Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.


Founder, CTO

Mauro Sauco

Mauro was the Technical Director for the Office of the CTO at Google, for 6 years until April 2023, when he joined us full-time.

He is a Cloud Computing expert with more than 20 years designing, building and operating large scale systems. Prior to arriving at Google Mauro worked at IBM, leading the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence teams.

Mauro also served as Vice President of Cloud and Advanced Services at 1-NET MediaCorp and spent 10 years at leading the teams responsible for launching and operating Amazon Web Services in Asia.

He is passionate about Artificial Intelligence & Open Source, and has contributed to many open-source projects, including early contributions to the development of Linux.


Chief Operating Officer

Germaine Chia

Germaine is our Chief Operating Officer, based in the UK.  She joined the company in April 2022 after 5 years as a COO for a regulated fund management company in Singapore.

Prior to that, she was at Citigroup for 12 years, where she started in their London office as an internal auditor for the global markets business in 2004, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant  with KPMG.

She joined Citi Private Bank in 2007 and over the course of 9 years, she held a number of regional roles for their investments business and was relocated to Singapore in 2013.

In 2021, Germaine moved back to the UK and now has responsibility for the integrity of our business operations.  She oversees finance, tax, legal and all corporate transactions.



Tim Phillipps

Tim has a passion for Data Analytics and Regulatory Technology as enablers in the fight against financial crime.  He is on the Board of an Australian listed RegTech providing blockchain payment infrastructure and regulatory reporting tools.

Previously he was the Global Head of Analytics and Global Managing Director of Forensic for Deloitte. He has also served as the Director of Enforcement for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Our accolades

Awards and accreditations

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Our values

We believe in using AI for good

As a RegTech start-up, we’re curious by nature and brimming with big ambitions. We ask important questions, innovate collectively, and work tirelessly to build impactful solutions. 

We’re driven not only by our love for data and its unbiased nature, but our core values: integrity, honesty, and transparency. 

Using the power of AI, we strive to bring clarity and confidence to the world of finance. This helps businesses thrive while allowing individuals to avoid financial losses and make more confident investment decisions.

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Why Transparently?

The benefits of working with us


World-first tech

Built and owned by us, the MRA is a unique AI for detecting accounting fraud and manipulation.


Extensive data

We provide historical risk scores on tens of thousands of global businesses, based on their historical financial data.

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Valuable insights

For every company analyzed, you’ll receive an in-depth report with follow-up recommendations.

Get in touch

Ready to take the next step?

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Talk with our team

Would you like more information about our product or subscription packages? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Transparently team.

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Schedule a live demo

See the MRA in action with a live demo that’s tailored to your specific use case. We’ll walk you through how the software works and the benefits you can expect.

Join Transparently

Are you curious, honest, and innovative like us? Do you wish to push the boundaries of AI and solve real-world problems with ethical solutions? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Fill out the form with your details, send over your resume, and we’ll be in touch if you sound like a good fit.

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