CICA Executive Committee Biographies
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CAREER SUMMARY: Sandra is the Senior Vice President at Walkers Compliance. Sandra was previously the Head of Compliance – Americas for Walkers where she provided oversight to the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda offices, before later joining the firm’s Regulatory and Risk Advisory Group.
Prior to this Sandra was Legal Counsel at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (‘CIMA’) for 8 years where she advised on a wide variety of legal matters, including issues relating to the Banks and Trust Companies Law, Securities Investment and Business Law, Mutual Funds Law and Insurance Law. She also advised on issues concerning anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, dealing with international requests for assistance and the drafting of bilateral agreements between CIMA and other regulators around the world. In addition to being involved in various working groups concerning legislation in the Cayman Islands.
Sandra was also the legal examiner for the Third Round of Mutual Evaluations by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force of the BVI in 2008 and part of the working group for the FATF/CFATF paper published in October 2010 “Money Laundering using Trust and Company Service Providers.” Sandra also practised as a litigator in the Cayman Islands prior to joining CIMA.Sandra guest lectures at the Truman Bodden Law School (Professional Practice Certificate on AML and Required Disclosure).
Tel (Direct): +1 345-914-4227
Ms. Watler has 30 years of experience in Regulatory and Compliance. She currently heads up Walkers Compliance and Regulatory Services which is a new business line for Walkers which provides AML services to clients to ensure that all clients are in compliance with the Cayman Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) / Counter Terrorist Financing (“CTF”) requirements.
In 2017, Ms. Watler re-joined Walkers from Intertrust where she was the Group Regional Head of Compliance for the Americas, reporting directly to the head office in Amsterdam. She joined Intertrust in 2012 following the acquisition of Walkers Management Services (“WMS”). She joined the Compliance Department of WMS in 2005 and was promoted to Director of Compliance for all offices and services, globally, in 2009.
Prior to joining WMS, Ms. Watler worked at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority for approximately fourteen years. Before ending her employment with the Authority, she held the position of Acting Chief Analyst in the Investments & Securities Division, where she was responsible for the supervision and regulatory compliance of a portfolio of regulated entities and licence holders. During this period, she supervised and managed a team of Analysts and made significant contributions to the on-going assessment of the Cayman Islands regulatory regime by international organisations.
Ms. Watler received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Leo University. She also has a Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance; a Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA); the CAMS (Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist) Professional Designation; FIBA AML Institute Certification; and is a Notary Public of the Cayman Islands.
Ms. Watler was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on 29 July 2014. She is currently the Vice President of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association. Over the past two years, Ms. Watler sat on a number of Working Groups in relation to the National Risk Assessment and Working Groups formed to prepare for the 2017 CFATF assessment, which included making necessary updates to the Anti Money Laundering Regulations and Guidance Notes. Further, during the course of 2017, Ms. Watler served as a consultant to the Ministry of Financial Services to assist with preparation for the CFATF assessment.
QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor of Arts, St. Leo University. Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance. Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration, Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA).CAMS (Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist) Professional Designation. FIBA AML Institute Certification.
Notary Public of the Cayman Islands
Tel: +1 345 914 3183
CAREER SUMMARY: Ian is the Compliance Manager at Paget-Brown Trust Company Ltd and has 38 years’ experience in the offshore financial services industry principally in the areas of compliance, fund administration, accounting, banking and fiduciary services. His early professional career was spent with KPMG in England before transferring to KPMG Bahamas in 1980. He moved to Cayman in 1982 where he has worked for three major international Bank and Trust Companies and two large offshore law firms prior to forming his own Compliance company in the autumn of 2008. He is a Chartered Accountant as well as being a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants. Ian has been Secretary of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association since its inception in 2000.
QUALIFICATIONS: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales – Qualified in 1973.
Tel: +1345 623 5131
CAREER SUMMARY:Trained and qualified in South Africa with Coopers & Lybrand. Have 20 years experience in offshore financial services. Currently Senior Manger Enterprise Risk Management at Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited.Previous offshore experience as Mutual Funds Manager at BankAmerica and Manager Corporate Services PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He was most recently involved – from business plan to operational – in Citco’s roll-out of its AML Officer service offering in particular the development of the supporting infrastructure. This included strategy; the formulation of policies and procedures; risk assessments; formulation of AML Audit strategy; the build out of the reporting; and recruitment across the three regions.
Before joining Citco, he was the Director, Compliance at DMS Governance with responsibility for reviewing and revamping the regional compliance structure and serving as liaison with the regulator.
Prior to DMS, he achieved a proven track record in the formulation of new processes and the restructuring of existing ones at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, and was ultimately responsible for the redesign the Authority’s On-site inspection methodology, with the aim of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the regulator’s approach.
He is a Certified Public Accountant registered with the California Board of Accountancy, holding a MBA, as well as Bachelor Degrees in Accounting and Financial Management.
Reina has over 20 years of experience in the regulation of financial services businesses in the Cayman Islands. Prior to joining CIBC FCIB in November 2014, Reina held the position of Head of Banking Supervision at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) from January 2008 until October 2014 having held successive positions within the Banking Supervision Department since the inception of CIMA in 1997.
In her varied roles with CIMA, Reina had responsibility for planning, organizing and directing a program of continuous monitoring and inspections of the financial position and operating results of banks and certain non-bank financial institutions such as nominee companies, money service business, credit unions and building societies. She served as a member of CIMA’s Management Committee, IT Governance Committee and Basel II Steering Committee, as well as a Director of the Association of Banks of the Americas representing the Caribbean Group of Bank Supervisors.
Reina possesses a MBA from the International College of the Cayman Islands, a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Hampton University in the Virginia, USA and has undertaken multiple professional courses with international organizations including the FDIC, Federal Reserve Board and the Basel Committee. She is an Executive Member of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association and a member of the Policy Committee of the Cayman Islands Bankers Association.
Tel:+1 345-815 1415
As a professional consultant, Karen dedicates her time to the financial services industry in connection with regulatory compliance, design and implementation of anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures, Know-Your Customer program reviews, risk analysis and risk management strategies, AML training and financial investigations stemming from allegations of fraud. Karen is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist , a Certified Compliance Specialist, a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators and Notary Public.
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Tel: +1 345 623 2127
CAREER SUMMARY: Gwen is the Senior Manager, Country Compliance Officer at Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited. She has over 27 years international financial services industry experience. Prior to joining Butterfield, she was the Compliance Manager for Rawlinson & Hunter Limited responsible for managing the overall Compliance program for the firm. Gwen joined Rawlinson & Hunter Limited from Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Limited where she was an Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Services.
Gwen received a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana.She completed the Certified Professional Account’s exam in 1998. Gwen is a 2012 Graduate of the Leadership Cayman Programme and a Notary Public of the Cayman Islands.
Tel(Direct): +1 345 815 7581
CAREER SUMMARY: Susan Needham is the Regional Head of Compliance for the Maples Group and has over 25 years experience working in the financial services industry, offering an extensive knowledge of both trust and fund structures.
Before joining Maples, Susan was Head of Compliance and Operations at ITA Bank and Trust Cayman Ltd and Head of Compliance and Operational Risk Manager for Standard Chartered Trust (Cayman) Limited where she was responsible for the supervision of regulatory and operational compliance.
Prior to Standard Chartered, Susan worked in various compliance roles for HedgeServ (Cayman) Limited, Butterfield Fulcrum Group (Cayman) Limited and Fortis Fund Services (Cayman) Limited.
Susan holds an International Diploma in Compliance from the International Compliance Association and University of Manchester in the UK.
CAREER SUMMARY: Elvis is Head of Compliance, Retail, Business and International Banking (Caribbean region). A career banker with over 35 years banking experience has worked with Barclays Bank and subsequently FirstCaribbean International Bank in various areas of the bank the last 12 of which were spent in compliance. Elvis currently provides compliance oversight for all 17 countries in which FirstCaribbean has a presence including the Dutch Caribbean. Elvis is a member of the Cayman Islands Bankers Association Policy Committee.
CAREER SUMMARY:Angela is the General Manager and Compliance Officer for Trinity Fund Administration (Cayman) Ltd, and has responsibility for Trinity’s Cayman operations which includes a focus on Trinity’s US and South American market base.
Angela has a broad experience with funds, corporate governance, liquidations, regulatory and compliance requirements of the Cayman Islands and a council member of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association (CICA), an executive committee member of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association (CIFAA) and is a member of their FATCA/CRS sub-committee.
QUALIFICATIONS:BAcc, CAMS and Int.Adv.Cert (Comp) (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) Professional Designation and (ICA Advanced Certificate in Compliance) Professional Designation and is a Notary Public in the Cayman Islands.
Tel: +1 345 743 6621
Tel: : (345) 623-2740, (345) 623-9227, (345) 949-0073
Tel: +1 345 914 1078
Peter is a Chartered Accountant and is a council member of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
Tel: +1 345 916-9790
Fax: +1 345-945-0274
CAREER SUMMARY:CNC Group Compliance Manager and MLRO from December 2003. Previous professional career extends over 20 years in Trust and Company Management industry both at home in Grand Cayman and overseas.
Tel: : 815 5814
Tel (direct): +1 345-815-8411
Fax: +1 345-946-6728
Tel: +1 345 815 2917
- Sandra Edun-Watler – (Chair)
- Tim Dawson
- Ishmael Da Silva
- Padraig Hoare
- Sean Harrington
Training, Education & Scholarships Committee
- Nanalie Cover – (Chair)
- Susan Needham
- Elvis Coward
- Judith Watler
- Gwen Pineau – (Chair)
- Karen O’Brien
- Reina Ebanks