Global Head of Risk & Compliance

Jersey, Channel Islands Guernsey, Channel Islands London

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We are a global powerhouse providing Corporate & Global Expansion, Active Wealth, Pension & Incentive services and Fund solutions, all aligned under one common goal: to DO MORE so our clients and our people can ACHIEVE MORE.

We believe in taking care of our people and in serving our clients with reliability, agility and creativity while adhering to principles of fairnesssustainability and inclusivity. These values underpin everything we do – and we believe, set us apart from our peers.

Above all else, we value our people and our clients’ success.

Since our origination, we have been cultivating a work environment that attracts and retains the very best talent in the industry.

We actively embrace entrepreneurialism and encourage our people to see beyond their specific role and participate in a wide range of opportunities as they see fit.


As Global Head of Risk & Compliance you will have oversight of the compliance frameworks for all jurisdictions within the ZEDRA Group. You will be the go to person and point of escalation for all compliance matters and will lead on the compliance strategy. You will promote and maintain a positive compliance culture and awareness of regulatory and financial crime risk within the business. You will assist and support the business in achieving its strategic, financial and operational goals in line with the regulatory and legal frameworks within which it operates, safeguarding ZEDRA’s reputation and integrity wherever we operate.

*Location for this role is flexible however preferably the successful candidate would be based in a highly regulated jurisdiction.

Knowledge & Experience

Professional and Technical Experience

  • Proven track record of at least 10 years of relevant experience in risk management and compliance preferably in a global organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering, Countering the Financing of Terrorism, financial crimes, regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices related to risk and compliance.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess complex situations, identify potential risks, and develop practical solutions.
  • Experience in development and implementing compliance programs, and risk management strategies.
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies and external auditors to address compliance issues and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Previous experience in a leadership or managerial role, with a demonstrated ability to effectively lead and develop high-performing teams.
  • A good understanding of AML / CFT, risk appetite and associated business practices.
  • The role holder must have the technical knowledge and ability to build credibility both within and outside of the business
  • Experience of risk and compliance within financial services, a solid understanding of the Wealth Management industry and associated client needs as well as working knowledge of trust and company laws.


Personal Attributes and Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with he ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation, with the ability to explain technical details
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including experience leading cross-functional teams and driving organisational change initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a strong commitment to integrity, professionalism and ethical conduct.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to articulate succinctly and efficiently deal with a wide range of business issues.
  • Ability to deal with complex structures where regulatory and policy interpretation is required.
  • Ability to investigate and challenge in a positive and non-confrontational manner.
  • Seek to improve and develop existing working practices.
  • Share best practices, coach and motivate others to succeed.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Commercial mindset.
  • Have the ability to multitask and prioritise while maintaining the strictest confidentiality.


Language Skills

The right candidate will be fluent in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills.


Academic and Professional Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an established background at a senior level in financial services regulation and hold relevant professional qualifications such as:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, law, finance, or a related field; advanced degree (e.g., MBA, JD, or equivalent) preferred.
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), or Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP) are highly desirable.

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