Our very own Chief Compliance Officer, Jo Jenkins, is to become co-chair of ACAMS UK.
She will share the chair with Kat Cook, and both Jo and Kat will take over from existing Chairman Nicholas Joseph on 1 September 2019. Her term runs for one year.
ACAMS is short for the ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING SPECIALISTS.
It is the largest international membership organisation dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, skills and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime detection and prevention professionals.
The organisation includes representatives from a wide range of financial institutions, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies and industry sectors.
ACAMS has key objectives, including the expansion of a network of like-minded professionals from all over the world; the enhancement of member’s knowledge and skills; and, the development of training and education opportunities.
It is at the forefront of the battle against global money laundering and financial crime in general.
“I’m delighted to have been appointed to co-chair ACAMS UK, an organisation which sets out to help defend the world against financial crime. The appointment reflects the work I have done throughout my career, especially in the latter years at Railsbank which has pioneered regulation and compliance via technology.
“I will do my utmost to further the organisation's causes of which I am very proud. I can’t wait to get started in September.”