Hawksford has strengthened its compliance capabilities through the appointment of Jackie McLaughlin as group regulatory, compliance and risk director.
Ms McLaughlin’s role, which covers Hawksford’s international operations, will support the business strategy by managing regulatory, compliance and risk frameworks, governing committees, working groups and policy management. She will also act as a director of Hawksford, ensuring that the group’s agreed objectives are promptly and properly implemented, applying robust governance.
Ms McLaughlin, who has more than 20 years’ experience within the sector, particularly in analysing and solving difficult business and regulatory issues, joins Hawksford from another financial services provider where she was head of compliance and risk. Prior to that, she spent six years as a senior regulatory consultant at Sator Regulatory Consultants where she gained invaluable experience across a wide range of regulated financial services businesses, and also worked as a senior financial analyst for the Jersey Financial Services Commission.
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Ireland, Ms McLaughlin is also a member of the Securities Institute and the Compliance Officers Association.
Welcoming Ms McLaughlin to the business, Hawksford’s chief executive, Maxine Rawlins, said: ‘Hawksford is a service focused business that must respond swiftly to international legislation. Having held a number of roles in the compliance industry, Jackie has extensive knowledge and experience. She is a safe pair of hands to lead Hawksford’s regulatory, compliance and risk team and I am confident she will be an asset to the company.’
Ms McLaughlin said she was attracted to Hawksford because of its reputation for exceptional levels of service. ‘As a forward thinking organisation, Hawksford has a robust approach to compliance processes. I am looking forward to working with the teams to further strengthen internal approaches to managing risk in an effective and efficient manner and ensuring staff embrace this change.’
Hawksford is an international corporate, private client and funds business offering a range of comprehensive services to trusts, companies, foundations, partnerships, family offices and investment funds.