Ashley is a sanctions professional and SME with over ten years’ experience. Currently Ashley is a Financial Crime Manager (Sanctions Specialist) in the UK Financial Crime team at Marsh, a global insurance broker. This role involves approving clients and referrals from the various business areas to ensure compliance with all applicable sanctions and export controls regulations. The role also includes ensuring the Sanctions Policy is up to date and providing tailored training to different business areas to aid their understanding of the relevant requirements.
Previously Ashley was a Manager within the Financial Crime Strategy, Policy and Frameworks team at Santander UK Plc. This involved ensuring the Sanctions Policy and Standards for Retail and Corporate Bank operations was updated and fit for purpose as well as training and approval oversight. Whilst at Santander Ashley had the opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment at ACAMS as a Global Sanctions Secondee which involved 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.