Gwen joined the ILS Group in 1999 and her current position is managing director/compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer.
She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office, supervising and coaching a team of six. She develops policies and procedures for systems and internal controls to ensure a culture of compliance is embedded in the organization. As a member of the ILS Fiduciary (BVI) Limited, she actively participates in board meetings, which require her input to set the strategic direction for the successful management and operation of the company.
Gwen's experience in the financial services industry spans 42 years and includes banking, compliance, risk management, anti-money laundering, interpreting and applying laws from the BVI legislative framework for financial services, corporate governance, and company administration.
Among her qualifications are an Advanced Certificate in Compliance from the International Compliance Association (Manchester Business School); a Diploma (Graduate) in Compliance from the International Compliance Association (Manchester Business School); a Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration (the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators); a Certificate in Business Continuity Management (the National Institute for Business Continuity Management, USA); a Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering (The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, USA); Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Capital Markets (ICA); Certificate in Corporate Governance(ICA) and an Associate Degree in Business Administration-Financial Services(HLSCC).
She is currently studying for an MBA from the University of Bradford, and a STEP Certificate in Compliance for Professional Advisors.
Gwen is an approved Compliance Officer and MLRO in the jurisdiction of the British Virgin Islands; a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (USA); Certified Business Continuity Manager (USA); Commissioner for Oaths (BVI) Courts); a member of the local (BVIACO) and international Compliance Associations (ICA); a member of the group of CAMS Certified Members and a member of CAMS- Central Florida (USA) Chapter.