Helen joined ICA in 2007 but even before then she was working alongside the association in her role as Commercial Director for the British Bankers’ Association (now known as UK Finance). She has also worked for the Federation of the Electronics Industry and other representative professional bodies.
“When I first met Bill Howarth, then ICA CEO and now President, I was blown away by the ambition of the association to professionalise regulatory and financial crime compliance roles. Working for an organisation whose ambitions are to make a difference to those they represent is incredibly rewarding. Members are at the very heart of all that goes on. They are the central focus. They provide the frame of reference, the benchmark, the lens through which all activities are undertaken. And our people here at ICA are equally committed to doing all they can to the champion the ethos of the association. Over the last 12 years I have learned and now understand a great deal about the challenges and opportunities our global compliance community face ; we live and work in constantly shifting and evolving times, sometimes exciting, sometimes daunting, and we face these times as a united community who wants the best for our teams, our organisations and the sectors we represent. The purpose of ICA is to inspire, educate and engage the international compliance community to think more, perform better and conduct business the right way. I have the best job in the world in leading an organisation with these ambitions.”