As Regulatory Consultant for XReg Consulting, Lianne is involved in XReg’s service offering to clients. Based upon her regulatory experience, Lianne assists in developing and implementing processes and procedures and preparing clients to meet authorisation and ongoing requirements. As part of this role, she is also be involved in AML/CFT strategies and policies, risk assessments, and project management.
Lianne has over ten years of experience working in the financial services industry. She started her career working for an insurance intermediary in Gibraltar, where she obtained her Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) Certificate. Lianne then moved to work for the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), where she was responsible for the authorisation and ongoing supervision of various industries, such as insurance, investment services, funds/fund managers, pensions/pension providers, consumer credit firms, e-money, and exchanges.
Lianne was appointed as Manager of the Conduct of Business team and later appointed as Manager of the Authorisations team. During this time, she attained certificates in Investment Operations, Islamic Finance, and Capital Markets from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI). She also completed a specialist certificate in Combatting the Financing of Terrorism from the International Compliance Association (ICA) and a diploma in Terrorism Studies from the University of St. Andrews (UK).
Lianne developed her technical expertise across several industries in the Authorisations team and was appointed Acting Head of Authorisations and Technical Expert in 2018. She has worked with numerous applicants across all financial services sectors, including trust and company managers, bureaux, audit firms, insolvency practitioners, and banks. Her work included reviewing and recommending approvals for applications/registrations, project management, analysis of statistical information, developing policies and procedures. Lianne was also responsible for implementing the legal and regulatory changes relevant to authorisations further to the operationalisation of the Legislative Reform Programme (LRP).