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In partnership with the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants, we’re running a webinar on Wednesday, January 26 at 2 pm London time that will offer you invaluable information on what it takes to build a career in compliance.

Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure you book your spot today and come learn with us!

Our panellists, who will cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of the compliance industry will provide you with ample information on beginning or furthering your career in this highly-sought-after sector.

Compliance Topics to Be Covered

Some of the questions to be tackled by our experts include:

  1. Based on your experience, is there a specific educational background that is required or preferred when it comes to developing a career in Compliance?
  2. What sort of personality traits and skills are necessary to succeed in the field of Compliance?
  3. How important is continuing professional development (CPD) in a professional’s role in the Compliance sector?
  4. What is the role of an organisation such as APCC in promoting Compliance as a viable professional for recent graduates?
  5. How has the Compliance function changed because of COVID-19? How will this impact the decision of a young professional to specialise in Compliance?
  6. How has technology impacted the Compliance function? Has it made life easier for professionals in the sector? Or will Compliance one day be something that is fully automated?
  7. What would be your three top tips for a young graduate or someone at a crossroads looking to get into Compliance?
  8. And plenty more!

Our Panellists

Julie Ampadu, Director, Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC), UK

Julie APCCJulie Ampadu is an experienced compliance practitioner and leads the Education Working Group within the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC).

Julie’s focus is to encourage authorised firms to look forward to what the future of financial services will look like, based on the new generation of young blood entering the industry, helping firms to encourage the right people to become part of their organisations and to open the opportunity of compliance as a formal career path for those embarking on their career.

The Education Working Group is currently working on a range of initiatives to enliven and formalise the career of ‘Compliance’ within the Financial Services sector.

Bev Robertson, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC), UK

Bev Robertson has been the COO of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants since 2014 but has also ran her own compliance consultancy business since 2002.

Bev has worked very closely with the Chartered Insurance Institute and often presented to University Graduates on the possibility that a career in compliance can bring.

The Association has also worked with the Institute for Apprenticeships to assist them in updating their Compliance Apprenticeship, as well as other educational events as part of the ‘Speaker for Schools’ program and also working with providers of incoming T-Levels for school leavers to take as a vocational alternative in compliance as a chosen career.

Samantha Sheen, Founder and Director, Ex Ante Advisory Limited, and Associate Fellow, RUSI, London, UK

Sam Sheen ComplianceSam is a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance. Sam’s previous work experience includes working as MLRO, Data Protection Officer and CCO, and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions, both offshore and in Europe.

Sam also worked offshore for several years as the first legal counsel to the financial regulator in Guernsey heading up its enforcement activities. She subsequently set up the regulator’s first financial crime division, overseeing the examination of a variety of financial institutions and formulating the regulator’s ongoing supervisory activities across a diverse group of financial sector participants.

Sam continues to maintain ongoing engagement with other regulators on financial crime matters and was approved last year as an independent assessor for MONEYVAL, the European-based body of the FATF.

Sam has extensive training experience in the field of financial crime prevention and corporate governance matters. She has most recently been involved in projects related to FinTech businesses, the use of RegTech to mitigate financial crime, and list management relating to the screening of customers and third parties. Sam worked with ACAMS Europe as its first subject matter expert as its AML Director and subsequently ran her one advisory business, assisting Crypto, FinTech and AML/CFT vendor technology and outsourcing vendors on various financial crime prevention matters. Sam is recognised as a subject matter expert and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses, facilitated working groups on 4/5AMLD in Europe, and assisted in the development of white papers on various AML/CFT compliance topics.

David Symes, Managing Director, Compliance Recruitment Solutions, London, UK

David Symes ComplianceDavid has almost 34 years experience of the UK Compliance sector, having started his career in April 1988 when the Financial Service Act 1986 brought proactive Compliance into force for the first time. He later became Deputy Head of Compliance for a FTSE 100 Insurance & Investment Group before setting up Compliance Recruitment Solutions (recruiting for Consultancies, Regulated firms and Regulators), thus he is well placed to advice on all aspects of starting & developing a Career in Compliance.

In addition, he has been a member of several APCC Working Groups, was previously President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants London Area (and still chairs their Compliance Group) and was also previously Chair of ACAMS UK Chapter.

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