Senior Vice President | Walkers Professional Services (WPS)
Heather Smith is a Senior Vice President at Walkers Professional Services (WPS). She provides outsourced compliance services to suit clients’ needs and also leads the AML audit and testing function. In addition, she provides support in respect of defining and implementing WPS’ strategies for the mitigation of key legal and operational risks.
Heather possesses over 30 years of experience in the area of financial services regulation in the Cayman Islands, with a focus on investment funds (including direct involvement in the creation and implementation of the supervisory framework for private funds), fund administration and securities investment business. She has also had extensive involvement in the enhancements to the AML/CFT framework in the Cayman Islands, having participated in the first national risk assessment of the jurisdiction, as well as subsequent reviews by the Financial Action Task Force, and the creation of the supervisory framework for Registered Persons.