Ms. Simone E. Martin
Simone E. Martin has worked as a regulator for the past twenty (20) years with the BVI Financial Services Commission and most recently with the Anguilla Financial Services Commission (on secondment). Her diverse experience encompasses several sectors which include fiduciary services, insurance, and investment business. During this period, she has contributed to legislative reform, the conduct of compliance inspections (primarily in relation to trust and company management business), as well as created and delivered training for local, regional, and international regulators as well as financial services professionals. From 2008 – 2019, Simone served as the Secretary of the Joint Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Committee of the Virgin Islands and was a member of the National Risk Assessment Steering Group of the Virgin Islands (2014 - 2016). In addition, she has participated in a mutual evaluation as a Financial Expert with CFATF and has been a contributor to other FATF Working Group papers. Simone was also a core member of the Working Group for Trust and Corporate Service Providers established by the Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors (“GIFCS”) that developed the international standard for Trust and Corporate Services Provider. Simone holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration, conferred at the University of the West Indies (October 2002), and an undergraduate degree in Accounting conferred at the University of the Virgin Islands (May, 1998). She is a Fellow of The Governance Institute: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) of the UK, a Fellow of the International Compliance Association of the UK and a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. In keeping with her passion for being a part of the learning process, Simone has facilitated diploma and certificate courses in Compliance, AML and GRC for the International Compliance Association of the UK, and mentored students seeking AML/CFT and other financial services qualifications. Simone is also the CEO and Founder of IGNUS SOLUTIONS LIMITED – a platform created to deliver online compliance courses.