Ashley is a sanctions professional and SME with ten years’ experience, currently on secondment at ACAMS from Santander UK. As a Manager within the Financial Crime Strategy, Policy and Frameworks team at Santander UK Plc, Ashley’s focus is on ensuring that the Sanctions Policy and Standards for Retail and Corporate Bank operations is updated and fit for purpose. This includes providing guidance on complex sanctions referrals and identified risks, advising senior managers on new sanctions legislation coming over the horizon and risk assessing the impact on the banks systems and controls.
Ashley’s six-month secondment at ACAMS as a Global Sanctions Secondee involves supporting thought leadership within the International Sanctions Compliance Task Force Digital and Technology Workstream.
Ashley began her sanctions career in the forensic accountancy team at Grant Thornton working with a number of banks that were affected by UK Sanctions, in particular during the Arab spring. From Grant Thornton Ashley moved to Chubb insurance assessing sanctions screening alerts and providing advice on policies.