Ciara is the AML Subject Matter Expert, Europe, Middle East and Africa for ACAMS, where she is responsible for supporting the development of regional anti-financial crime content, strategy and implementation across all channels.
Previously Ciara was the Head of Financial Crime Prevention for Cater Allen Private Bank and the Wealth division in Santander UK. She led a team of first line Financial Crime SMEs focused on supporting the business on addressing AML, Sanctions, AB&C and Tax Evasion risks. She was responsible for high risk advisory, policy implementation, risk assessment and training in these business areas.
Prior to that Ciara was at Barclays where she spent over 10 years in Relationship Management, predominately in Financial Institutions, before moving into Financial Crime to set up the Corporate Banking Enhanced Due Diligence function focusing on high risk sectors, including Correspondent Banking.