Samantha is a highly experienced compliance professional with over 16 years of financial crime experience. She initially qualified as a chartered accountant, specialising in advising financial services firms in the area of AML, and was then seconded to the UK Financial Services Regulator for 2 years to work in their financial crime team, where she undertook over 50 firm visits to review their financial crime systems and controls.
Samantha subsequently spent 8 years as the CF-11 (Money Laundering Reporting Officer) in two large brokerage houses and has more recently headed the Financial Crime Risk Advisory team for the commercial bank of a major UK banking group. Samantha has had extensive training experience in AML, sanctions and bribery, covering both development and delivery. This has ranged from developing online training courses and classroom based training material, assessing the adequacy of financial crime training in firms and delivering training to employees at all levels of seniority.