Shanel is Head of Compliance in our BVI office. She joined Collas Crill in October 2022 from Harney, Westwood and Riegels LP where she worked as a Senior Compliance Analyst. There she was responsible for risk assessing clients and submitting cases for approvals to Management's Risk Committee for high risk matters. She was directly responsible for managing the team's daily workflow, AML/TF/PF and systems training and performing conflict checks.
As a former Financial and Strategic Analyst at the local Financial Intelligence Unit, Shanel worked closely with MLROs/Reporting Entities, local Competent Authorities and international Financial Intelligence Units collating and analysing quantitative and qualitative data to produce actionable intelligence. She was also responsible for disseminating that intelligence to the respective authorities for further action. She is versed in analysing ML/TF threats and issuing advisories to the general public to exercise caution if solicited at any time by subject entities/individuals.
Shanel holds a master's degree in Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Economics. She is also an Associate Member of the International Compliance Association and ACAMS certified.