Penelope has global experience in a variety of compliance and audit roles across a range of businesses including Financial Institutions, the Public Sector and most recently in the Energy and Petrochemical industry. Penelope graduated with a First from Leeds University in Engineering and started her career as an external auditor for the Public Sector with the Audit Commission where she qualified as an accountant.
She then moved to internal audit with HSBC Bank, where in all roles she supported Retail and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Trade and Receivables Finance, Private Banking, Asset Management and Global Banking and Markets. Penelope covered a variety of assignments within HSBC Bank including relocating to Hong Kong in a Global Compliance Audit role. Her HSBC career spanned visiting 19 different countries supporting the regulatory demand for operational change and strengthening the control environment. She then moved back to London to take up her first second line of defence role as the role of Head of AML Office for HSBC Bank UK. Penelope then continued her career with Financial Institutions as a consultant offering financial crime subject matter expertise in areas ranging from the compliance framework of a challenger bank to Brexit specialist within the first line of defence in Investment Banking.
In her current role at Shell, Penelope is the Deputy Head of Financial Crime and one of the Nominated Officers for Shell’s growing Trading and Supply business. She is responsible for a global team that supports the business with counterparty onboarding, investigations, advice, policy and training.