Partner - Risk Advisory | Sustainability Leader
Deloitte Ireland LLP
29 Earlsfort Terrace
Laura is a Partner in the Irish firm’s Risk and Regulation team, within the Risk Advisory Department, specialising in Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Culture in financial services, as well as being the firm's Sustainability Lead Partner.
Laura began her career in the funds sector more than 20 years ago and has held roles in investor services and compliance in INVESCO, PFPC and BNP Paribas Securities Services. She holds a Degree in Law from the Institute of Technology and a Diploma in Compliance from the Institute of Bankers.
Laura joined the Irishfunds Transfer Agency committee many years ago and has since played an active role in the development of industry initiatives, in particular, the introduction of FATCA, the development of the Investor Money Regulations for fund service providers, the evolving Anti-Money Laundering landscape and the regulatory expectations around Outsourcing.
Laura currently chairs the Irishfunds Operational Steering Group, with responsibility for coordinating the efforts of 8 working groups – AML, Transfer Agency, Regulatory Reporting, Legal, Depository, Financial Reporting, Heads of Operations and Internal Audit.
Since joining Deloitte, Laura has worked with a range of Asset Management and Asset Servicing firms to support them in the delivery of key regulatory projects with a focus on areas such as AML, IMR, MiFID, Outsourcing, CP86. Laura has worked with firms on their Governance & Risk Management submissions to the CBI in support of their Brexit applications and also in response to CBI inspection.
Laura is committed to Irishfunds and its members, and the leading role that Ireland plays in the sector globally. She has the right balance of operational, regulatory and advisory experience to make a valuable impact in a leadership role on council.