Simone Martin

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Simone Martin is a non-conventional regulator with over 22 years of experience, having commenced this career in 2001 with the BVI Financial Services Commission. Her diverse experience encompasses several sectors (fiduciary services, insurance, banking and investment business) in both the BVI and Anguilla. During her career thus far, she has materially contributed to legislative reform towards ‘right-touch’ regulation. Simone has a depth of experiences in the conduct of prudential and AML/CFT compliance inspections as well as created and delivered training for local, regional and international regulators and other financial services professionals.  In her current role as Director of Special Projects, she is focused on forward-looking enterprise level regulatory projects.

In leveraging agile regulatory reform, Simone spearheaded the introduction of the Innovation Office with the Anguilla Financial Services Commission in 2020. She also coordinated the Anguilla Financial Services Commission’s membership into the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), a network of regulatory authorities and other organisations working towards the introduction of financial innovation in financial services. In addition, Simone also assisted in the drafting of the regulatory framework to introduce digital payment systems in Anguilla, and other innovative regulatory provisions.

Simone holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in Accounting.  She is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute, UK, a Fellow of the International Compliance Association of the UK and a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Simone also completed the Certificate Programme in FinTech and Regulatory Innovation offered by Cambridge Judge Business School Programme in 2020. Simone has facilitated diploma and certificate courses in Compliance, AML and GRC, and mentored students seeking AML/CFT focused financial services qualifications for over a decade.  In keeping with her passion for compliance and the learning process, Simone founded IGNUS SOLUTIONS LIMITED in 2021 – a platform created to empower compliance professionals.