Sandra Lawrence

Sandra Lawrence 

Executive Director at Collas Crill Compliance Limited | Guernsey

  • Sandra’s knowledge, enthusiasm and efficiency is unique. With excellent communication and organisation skills, she takes the utmost care and time to understand our needs. I am beyond confident she will continue to add tremendous value to our business.

Sandra joined Collas Crill Compliance Limited in November 2019 to establish the business.

Armed with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, she is a well-established force behind governance, risk, compliance ('GRC'), and anti-financial crime advisory work. She makes it her personal responsibility to ensure that clients receive bespoke support and attention. Sandra also holds MLRO and MLCO roles for esteemed clients.

"I pride myself on being a proactive and commercial practitioner, with my extensive experience allowing me to see the bigger picture."

Her true skill lies in reviewing and updating firm's regulatory compliance frameworks against legal and regulatory requirements, hot topics or thematic reviews, and empowering regulated firms to proactively navigate their risk landscape. She works in close collaboration with compliance officers, MLROs and MLCOs and, through tailored client engagements, she helps directors and senior management allocate their resources proportionately.

Sandra regularly writes industry articles and records podcasts on topical matters, in addition to developing and delivering GRC and anti-financial crime training to all levels of staff.

Sandra is a longstanding Fellow and Certified Professional with the International Compliance Association ('ICA'), holds the ICA Diploma in Compliance and the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in GRC. Her status as a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment further underscores her exceptional qualifications. Furthermore, Sandra has earned a Master's Degree in Law and GRC, solidifying her expertise.

Boasting over 25 years in the Guernsey financial services industry, Sandra's practical and considerable experience, coupled with her unwavering commitment to professional development has earned her the reputation as a well-respected figure in regulatory compliance and anti-financial crime matters. Prior to joining Collas Crill Compliance, she held various senior positions in GRC and anti-financial crime roles.

Working with Sandra, you gain access to an extensive blend of experience and proficiency. Let her expert advice and hands-on support navigate you through the intricate maze of GRC and anti-financial crime. Reach out to Sandra today and unlock the full potential of your GRC framework.

20 Feb 2024

Collas Crill Compliance Jersey

Guernsey-based consultancy Collas Crill Compliance has formalised its Channel Islands offering with the launch of a new branch in Jersey to meet growing demand for its services.  The consultancy, which specialises in governance, risk and compliance ...

7 Dec 2023

New hire demonstrates continued growth for Collas Crill Compliance Limited

Collas Crill Compliance Limited, a Guernsey-based consultancy business, has expanded its team with the appointment of Keith McAndrew as Compliance Consultant to support its growing client base. Collas Crill Compliance's services encompass governance, ris...

26 Jul 2023

Amendments to the Disclosure Law

Amendments to the Disclosure (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2007 were approved unanimously by the States of Deliberation on 5 July 2023. Here, Group Partner in our Dispute Resolution team Nin Ritchie explains what these amendments mean: 4E of the Ord...

12 Jul 2023

MLRO/MLCO masterclass series

Collas Crill Compliance Limited is running a series of masterclasses to help MLROs and MLCOs meet additional training requirements ahead of the MONEYVAL visit. The training is delivered by Collas Crill Compliance Limited Executive Director Sandra Lawren...

22 Mar 2023

Proliferation and proliferation financing in Guernsey

Proliferation and proliferation financing (collectively "PPF") are both significant threats to global peace and security. Given current instability arising from Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the knock-on political impact worldwide, it is now more impo...

24 May 2022

FATF landmark report

This Report is gold dust and a glimpse at what the future may hold! On 20 April 2022, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published what it termed a landmark report on the state of effectiveness and compliance with the FATF standards. Its purpose: to ...

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Event 19 Sep 2023

MLRO/MLCO Masterclass #1

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MLRO/MLCO Masterclass #2

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MLRO/MLCO Masterclass #3

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MLRO/MLCO Masterclass #4

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Risk and Regulatory conference

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Reporting suspicion

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