November 7, 2013

Thomson Reuters Announces 9th Annual Compliance Awards Winners

Premier Compliance Industry Awards Recognise Achievements of Compliance Professionals

LONDON - Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the winners of its 9th Annual Compliance Awards. The winners were presented with their trophies at The Sheraton Hotel, Park Lane, London. Over 350 guests attended Wednesday evening’s event including leading compliance professionals, regulators and friends from related industries.

The Annual Compliance Awards were created in 2004 to recognise the successes and achievements of compliance professionals from across the financial services industry and supporting professional services firms who safeguard the integrity of their businesses, and position them for continued growth and success.

The winners are as follows:

  • 2013 Sandro Buttaci Memorial Award for the Young Compliance Officer of the Year
    Traci Pham, Vice President, Capital Dynamics
  • 2013 Most Effective Compliance Training at a Regulated Firm
    Michaela Goodwin, Assistant Director, Compliance Training, Central Compliance, Crédit Agricole
  • 2013 Best Regulatory Law Firm or Lawyer of the Year
    Jake Green, Senior Associate, Ashurst
  • 2013 Best Consulting Firm of the Year
    Kelly Sheppard, Partner, Moore Stephens LLP
  • 2013 Money Laundering Reporting Officer of the Year
    Harris Antoniades, MLRO, Renaissance Capital
  • 2013 Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Prevention of the Year
    Steve Hyndman, Head of Financial Crime Prevention and MLRO, Phoenix Group
  • 2013 Compliance Officer of the Year
    Ross Whelan, Compliance Officer, BNP Paribas
  • 2013 Chief Compliance Officer of the Year
    Anne Breslin, Compliance Officer, Jefferies International Ltd
  • 2013 Compliance Innovator of the Year
    Seoanaid Mackenzie, Managing Partner, Sturgeon Ventures LLP
  • 2013 Compliance Personality of the Year
    Dalia Joseph, Compliance Officer, Oriel Securities Limited
  • 2013 Award for Outstanding Long-Term Service to the Compliance Industry
    Gordon McMurray, CEO, NRS Regulatory Services Ltd

“Trust and transparency are critical to elements of business today, and fostering a strong compliance culture is in the best interest of firms across the financial services industry as the impact of regulation continues to be felt around the globe,” said Chris Perry, managing director, Risk, Thomson Reuters. “Thomson Reuters Annual Compliance Awards recognize the exceptional achievements of compliance professionals that contribute to different parts of the compliance value chain. Their accomplishments set the bar for the industry and establish the high standards that compliance businesses and professionals should strive to achieve.”

Sponsors of the event include: CF10 Search, Compliance Recruitment Solutions, Implo, International Compliance Association and Symes Collins.

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