Committees

CICA Executive Committee Biographies

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Sandra Edun-Watler – President
Judith Watler –Vice President
Ian Patrick – Secretary
Robin Jarvis – Treasurer
Angela Nightingale – Member
Ben Tonner – Member
Ger Finnegan – Member
Gwen Pineau – Member
Karen O’Brien – Member
Nanalie Cover – Member
Padraig Hoare – Member
Peter McKiernan – Member
Reina Ebanks – Member
Sean Harrington – Member
Tim Dawson – Member
Wiekert Weber – Member

Sandra Edun-Watler
Sandra Edun-Watler – President
EMPLOYER: Walkers

CAREER SUMMARY:Sandra is the Head of Compliance (Caribbean) for Walkers and has responsibility for the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands offices of the Firm. She has expertise in all aspects of regulatory law. 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).

QUALIFICATIONS: Attorney-at-Law, BA, LLB,CAMS and TEP(Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist) Professional Designation and (Trust and Estate Practitioner) Professional Designation

CONTACT DETAILS
Email:Sandra.edun-watler@walkersglobal.com
Tel (Direct): +1 345-914-4227
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Judith Watler – Vice President
EMPLOYER:Intertrust – Compliance Directors, Americas

CAREER SUMMARY:
As Intertrust’s Compliance Director for the Americas, Judith is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) and Regulatory requirements as well as compliance with the Group’s internal policies and procedures for all jurisdictions in which Intertrust has offices within the Americas region. Additionally, Judith provides compliance advisory services to clients on AML and regulatory issues, including: drafting manuals, writing policies and procedures, conducting audits and preparing for regulatory inspections.

Judith has been with Intertrust since February 2005, through their predecessor Walkers Management Services (“WMS”). She joined the Compliance Department of WMS in 2005 and was promoted to Director of Compliance for all offices, globally, in 2009.

Prior to joining WMS, Judith worked at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority for approximately fourteen years. Her most recent position at the Authority was Senior 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.

Judith is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

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

CONTACT DETAILS
Email: Judith.Watler@intertrustgroup.com
Tel: +1 345 914 3183
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Ian Patrick – Secretary
EMPLOYER:Citco Trustees (Cayman) Limited

CAREER SUMMARY:Ian has been the Compliance Manager for Citco Trustees (Cayman) Limited since early 2012. He has 34 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 two 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 Society 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.

CONTACT DETAILS
Email:ipatrick@citco.com
Tel: : (815-8801

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Robin Jarvis – Treasurer
EMPLOYER:Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Chartered Accountant (South Africa).
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Angela Nightingale – Member
EMPLOYER:Trinity Fund Administration (Cayman) Ltd.

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.

CONTACT DETAILS
Email: angela.nightingale@trinityadmin.com
Tel: +1 345 743 6621
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Ben Tonner – Member
EMPLOYER: Samson & McGrath Attorneys at Law
CAREER SUMMARY:Ben is a Senior Associate at Samson & McGrath Attorneys at Law. His practice encompassesall aspects of litigation and dispute resolution with an emphasis on cross-jurisdictional, financial matters. Ben has extensive experience advising high profile corporate and private individuals. He has represented clients in contentious litigation at all levels, including appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. His background in company and commercial law, international trusts and white-collar crime is highly valued by clients
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified attorney in the Cayman Islands (2005) and England and Wales (non-practicing)(2001). Educated at University College London (Commercial and Corporate Law, LLM), Inns of Court School of Law (BVC) and The University of Warwick (LLB).
CONTACT DETAILS
Email:btonner@samsonandmcgrath.com
Tel: : (345) 623-2740, (345) 623-9227, (345) 949-0073
Ger Finnegan – Member
EMPLOYER: MUFG Alternative Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd.
CAREER SUMMARY: Ger is the Head of Compliance (Americas) for MUFG Alternative Fund Services and has responsibility for the Cayman Islands, New York, Toronto and Singapore offices of the Firm. He has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry in the Cayman Islands. Ger worked as an audit manager with E&Y Cayman managing a portfolio of banks, insurance and hedge funds. For the past 8 years he has worked within the compliance function at MUFG Alternative Fund Services which offers fund administration, banking, trustee and regulatory solution services to clients.
QUALIFICATIONS: Irish Chartered Accountant (FCA)
CONTACT DETAILS
Email: gfinnegan@mfsadmin.com
Tel: +1 345 914 1078
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Gwen Pineau – Member
EMPLOYER:Rawlinson & Hunter Limited

CAREER SUMMARY: Gwen Pineau is the Compliance Manager with Rawlinson & Hunter Limited responsible for managing the overall Compliance program for the firm. She has over 22 years international financial services industry experience. She joined Rawlinson & Hunter Limited from Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Limited where she was an Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Services.

Gwen earned 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: CAMS(Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist) Professional Designation and is a member of the International Compliance Association (MICA).
CONTACT DETAILS
Email: gwen.pineau@rawlinson-hunter.com.ky
Tel(Direct): +1 345 814 3396
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Karen O’Brien – Member
EMPLOYER:Global Compliance Solutions (GCS)
CAREER SUMMARY:Karen O’Brien is founder and Managing Director of Global Compliance Solutions (GCS), an outsourced compliance company that is based in the Cayman Islands and servicers clients throughout the Caribbean. She was a police officer for sixteen year with the Toronto Police Service, Ontario, Canada, spending the last five years in the Fraud and Forgery Squad. She spent two years investigating financial crime in the Cayman Islands as a Detective with the Royal Cayman Islands Police before branching out to the private sector in 2004 and now specializes in compliance, anti-money laundering and regulatory issues. In addition to her consulting role, Karen is the CEO of the International Association of Certified Compliance Specialists.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:Certified Compliance Specialist, Certified Anti-Money Laundering specialist. Notary Public of the Cayman Islands

CONTACT DETAILS Email: kobrien@gcs.com.ky
Tel: +1 345 623 2127

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Padraig Hoare – Member
EMPLOYER: Elian Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Limited
CAREER SUMMARY:Padraig has over 20 years management experience in offshore financial services principally in the areas of compliance, risk management, fund administration, audit, private banking and fiduciary services. Currently he is an independent director with Elian Fiduciary Services. Previously he was Global Head of Risk Management for Admiral Administration. Prior to that he was with Dresdner Bank as Head of Administration Services and Head of Projects & Compliance and MLRO.
QUALIFICATIONS: Chartered Accountant, Member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, Fellow of the International Compliance Association and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
CONTACT DETAILS
Email:Padraig.hoare@elian.com
Tel:+1 345-815 1415
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Peter McKiernan – Member
EMPLOYER:RiskPass AML+Compliance Ltd
CAREER SUMMARY:Peter McKiernan has 15 years international financial services experience, having worked at Fortis in the Cayman Islands and Prime Management Limited in Bermuda. Peter left his position as director of Prime Management where he was responsible for compliance training to join Advanced Alternative Investment Systems as a Technical Architecture specialist for the design of an accounting and compliance software platform. Peter joined RiskPass in June 2013.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce, CA
CONTACT DETAILS
E-mail: peter.mckiernan@riskpass.com
Tel: +1 345 916-9790
Reina Ebanks – Member
EMPLOYER: CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
CAREER SUMMARY: Reina is the Head of Compliance, Private Wealth Management for CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and has Compliance responsibility for the PWM business of CIBC FirstCaribbean in the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Curacao.

Reina joined CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank in November 2014 from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA or the Authority) where she held the position of Head of Banking Supervision from 1 January 2008 until 31 October 2014. She previously held successive positions within the Banking Supervision Department since the inception of CIMA in 1997.

In her varied roles with the Authority, 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 to ensure that these institutions remain in a sound financial position and are able to meet the obligations to their creditors and shareholders.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters of Business Administration
CONTACT DETAILS
Email:Reina.Ebanks@wi.cibc.com
Tel(direct):+1 345-914-9427
Sean Harrington – Member
Tim Dawson
Tim Dawson – Member
EMPLOYER: Maples and Calder
CAREER SUMMARY: Tim is a member of Maples and Calder’s Regulatory and Financial Services team. He provides all aspects of regulatory and financial services advice, including in respect of Cayman Islands licensing, prudential and conduct of business requirements, reporting and information exchange obligations (including those deriving from FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard), and advice on duties of confidentiality, sanctions, anti-corruption and bribery, anti-money laundering and combating of terrorist finance. Before moving to the Cayman Islands, Tim was a senior associate in the Financial Institutions group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s corporate department in London.
QUALIFICATIONS: Attorney-at-Law, Solicitor England and Wales (non-practising), MA (Cantab.)
CONTACT DETAILS
Email:tim.dawson@maplesandcalder.com
Tel(direct):+1 345-814-5525
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Wiekert Weber – Member
EMPLOYER:Citco Fund Services (Cayman Islands) Limited
CAREER SUMMARY:Wiekert has been with Citco Fund Services since 1991. He worked for 9 years with Citco Fund Services (Curacao) N.V. and was transferred in 2000 to Citco Fund Services (Cayman Islands) Limited where he was responsible until 2010 for the daily fund accounting operations and various other operational tasks. He has also served at the company’s MLRO and MLCO from 2002 through 2009. Wiekert is currently responsible to the worldwide new client acceptance of Citco Fund Services and is responsible for the risk management of Citco Fund Services’ Caribbean offices. Wiekert has been a Member of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association since December 31, 2001 and holds a HEAO-BE (BA) of The Hague Business School and the International Diploma in Compliance of the International Compliance Association.
QUALIFICATIONS:Fund Accounting Operations.
CONTACT DETAILS
Email:wweber@citco.com
Tel(direct):+1 345-914-8471
Fax: +1 345-945-0274
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Debra Humphreys – Member
EMPLOYER:Cayman National Corporation

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:Member International Compliance Association (MICA) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).
CONTACT DETAILS
Email:debra.humphreys@caymannational.com
Tel: : 815 5814
945 5176
Stephanie Scott
Stephanie.Scott – Member
EMPLOYER:KRyS Global
CAREER SUMMARY: Stephanie is a Manager at KRyS Global and has over six years of work experience in financial services industry. Stephanie’s work at KRyS global includes voluntary and official liquidations, corporate recovery, forensic investigations and fraud. Stephanie is also the Head of Compliance of KRyS Global for the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Bahamas and Guernsey offices. She is also the MLRO for their Bahamas office.
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate Diploma in Law, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Advance International Certificate in Compliance & Financial Crime.
CONTACT DETAILS
Email:Stephanie.Scott@KRyS-Global.com
Tel (direct): +1 345-815-8411
Fax: +1 345-946-6728
Kate-Taft
Kate Taft – Member
EMPLOYER:Harneys
CAREER SUMMARY:Kate Taft is the Global Head of Compliance and based in the Cayman Islands. She joined Harneys in 2014. Prior to this she spent several years at Ogier where she was responsible for global compliance predominantly in the Cayman, BVI and Asian regions and also acted as a compliance consultant for several Cayman Islands investment fund clients.Kate has over 25 years of experience in several jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda and the Channel Islands.
QUALIFICATIONS:Chartered Institute of Bankers Offshore Practice; Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist in Compliance and Risk Management and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
CONTACT DETAILS
Email:Kate.taft@harneys.com
Tel: +1 345 815 2917