Citizens Financial Group announced the promotion of Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer Scott Essex to chief compliance officer, effective Oct. 17. He will succeed Bob Nelson, who is retiring effective Oct. 31.

Essex will report to Chief Risk Officer Malcolm Griggs.

Essex joined Citizens in 2014 as deputy chief compliance officer and chief privacy officer from TD Bank, where he was head of global compliance for shared services and Technology. Previously, he held compliance, risk management and operational leadership roles at major financial institutions.