Collas Crill expands with launch of CC Compliance

Collas Crill Group has expanded its portfolio of services with the launch of Collas Crill Compliance, today, 11 November 2019.

Collas Crill Compliance will provide governance, risk and compliance and AML/CFT services to regulated and non-regulated businesses, working closely with Collas Crill's market leading risk and regulatory legal team. The new service is led by Executive Director Sandra Lawrence, who has over 21 years’ experience within the financial services industry.

Sandra holds a Master’s Degree in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance and is a Fellow and Chartered Professional with the International Compliance Association (ICA). She joins Collas Crill from another professional services provider in Guernsey, where she was a Director and the Head of Risk and Compliance.

She specialises in designing and implementing governance, risk and compliance frameworks for complex businesses, assisting regulated and non-regulated firms to manage their pre-existing frameworks, policies and procedures efficiently and effectively, allowing Senior Managers and Directors to focus their attention proportionately.

Collas Crill Compliance will offer its services not only to Guernsey and Jersey regulated financial services businesses but also to other businesses with compliance obligations such as estate agents, accountants and finance brokers.

Christian Hay, Guernsey Managing Partner said: 'Collas Crill has experienced a substantial growth period recently, and the addition of Collas Crill Compliance will further strengthen the variety of service we are able to offer clients, existing and new.

'Doing compliance well is a key challenge that the vast majority of our clients face. While our Risk and Regulatory team has led the way in providing legal advice and support, we're increasingly being asked by clients for a broader type of compliance support. By providing more all encompassing governance, risk and compliance services, we aim to guide our clients safely through the compliance maze well ahead of the need to call lawyers arising. 

'We are extraordinarily lucky to have Sandra heading this up.  One of a small band of compliance professionals in Guernsey who have earned the respect of industry and regulators alike, in a variety of different settings, Sandra combines a deep professional interest in compliance and governance systems with a track record of getting things done. 

'At Collas Crill, we pride ourselves on never standing still, and expanding our services with a new arm to the business is a prime example of that.'

Sandra added: 'I'm thrilled to be joining Collas Crill; somewhere with a culture and values that chime with my own. I look forward to building a client portfolio by working in partnership with familiar faces and forming new relationships.'

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