Freya brings with her more than 25 years of global experience in a variety of compliance and legal roles across a range of businesses for leading financial institutions including Merrill Lynch, ANZ and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Freya started her career as a lawyer in London for Slaughter and May undertaking assignments in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Her first corporate job was for WestDeutscheLandesbank during which she initially worked supporting the Equity Trading business and subsequently the debt business working in Argentina and Peru. Freya spent 12 years at Merrill Lynch in a number of roles in Sydney, New York and London. She moved back to her home city of Melbourne to take up the role of Head of Group Compliance for ANZ with the remit to create a robust compliance function. As part of the ANZ Asian growth strategy Freya moved to Singapore where she spent 6 years as the Head of Compliance and General Counsel for the International and Institutional business with responsibility for teams in 33 countries. In her role at CBA she led the Group Compliance function and was responsible for bank wide frameworks, obligations, policies, monitoring programs and the bank’s control room covering its Australian operations and 15 international jurisdictions. In her current role at Shell Freya is the Chief Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for Shells growing Trading and Supply business. She is responsible for the advisory, policy and training, strategy, projects, Financial Crime, Regulation, Trade controls and Frameworks and Controls teams that support the global T&S business which operates across multiple countries. She is also responsible for the relationship with the large number of regulators that issue regulations and requirements across the trading business including a large number of exchanges.
Freya is married to Tim and has 3 teenage children. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, travel and movies.