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  • Michelle Walsh

    Michelle Walsh
    Head of Compliance, Risk & Regtech, Gibraltar

    Compliance

    T. +350 20068450
    M. +350 54019603
    MichelleWalsh@incegd.com

Michelle is the Head of Compliance, Risk & Regtech for the firm’s Gibraltar office. She is also the GFSC approved MLRO in Gibraltar. Michelle has extensive financial services experience, including banking, FX, e-money and emerging technologies, which she gained in senior industry roles prior to joining the firm.

Before joining the the firm, Michelle was the Head of Compliance and MLRO for WaveCrest Holdings Limited, a Gibraltar licenced E-money issuer. This role gave her extensive knowledge and understanding, not only of the e-money industry, but also into the world of virtual currency and fintech.

The previous 12 years of her financial services career were with various banks in Gibraltar in a multitude of roles, from complaints handling to internal risk.

Highlight Matters

  •  Wrote an article published on LinkedIn regarding Crypto & Compliance and what the future may be for this space and Regulation.  The article was well received and was shared multiple times.
  • Assisted in  a deep-dive review of a potential high value property transaction to be carried out in crypto currency,  in order for the clients to be advised of all the risks associated with such a transaction.
  • Assisted in drafting a note for a Gaming Operator to provide to the Gambling Regulator, outlining the uses and risk of crypto within the Gaming industry.
  • Managed a compliance team with an e-money provider through a Skilled Persons Review and Regulatory Settlement Agreement, as well as providing constant support to the Chief Risk and Legal Officer.

Quote

"Being passionate about conduct, risk and preventing financial crime, makes me driven to ensure our clients receive the best advice for their firm to ensure not only their compliance with regulations, but also that they are doing the best they can to deter criminal activity by their clients.  By imagining myself in the clients position, I am able to assist them with  bespoke solutions that are compliant with regulations and are also best practice." 

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers

What you may not know about Michelle

Before working in Financial Services, Michelle served in the Intelligence Corps of the British Army for 10 years, completing two operational tours of Northern Ireland and one in Bosnia.  After completing the  tour in Bosnia she was voted as Intelligencer of the Year of the British Army for the work carried out whilst in Bosnia.

Michelle is passionate animal lover and spends most of her weekends with her 2 of her 3 children at a horse riding stables in Spain, helping out with Pony Club and teaching children to care for horses.

Expertise:
Compliance

Languages:
English