Hayley Westwood


Hayley Westwood is a Compliance professional with over 6 years’ experience, primarily in the private sector. She holds Advanced Certifications with the ICA, including specialist certificates (most recently Trade Based Money Laundering).

She has held a number of roles focused on both Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance, with specialisms in areas such as GDPR and Data Protection; Sanctions; AB&C; Information Security; and TCF/Conduct Risk.

She also has experience of working in emerging industries, with recently being employed at a FinTech E-Money Institution and being involved in obtaining/renewing FCA authorisation.

She is an active member of a number of Panels and Forums, including the Money Laundering Advisory Panel, Sanctions Panel and AB&C Panel hosted by UK Finance.

Her current role mainly involves protecting Handelsbanken plc in an advisory capacity, and creating/maintaining Policies and Standards in line with regulatory changes and industry best practices. She is actively involved in Skilled Person reviews and building a three lines of defence governance structure. This includes threat assessments, and risk assessment of all elements of financial crime.