The Impartiality Committee
ICA Audit established its Impartiality Committee to demonstrate our management commitment to operate openly, objectively and impartially in accordance with the requirements of UKAS defined in ISO 17021:2015. Operating as a certification body for assessing companies’ Compliance Management Systems and Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standards, ICA Audit ensures that the presence of objectivity is understood to mean that conflicts of interest do not exist or are resolved so as not to adversely influence the activities of the body. Anyone wishing to raise a complaint concerning the objectivity of the certification process can, in the first instance, contact the elected Chairperson via ICA Audit’s Secretariat.
The Impartiality Committee membership is made up from representatives from relevant stakeholders, with a Chairperson elected by the committee, which is independent of ICA Audit. The structure of the committee will have a balance of interest where no one group predominates. The members of the committee consist of the following individuals:
Tiny Musesengwa (Chair)
Tiny qualified as an attorney in 2014, after completing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and articles with a corporate law firm in South Africa. She specialised as a banking and finance lawyer and completed a Master of Laws (LLM) in corporate law while working with the same law firm and then moved to Guernsey in 2016. There she joined the banking and finance team of another law firm, doing both transactional and regulatory work for an international client base. She moved into industry to work in compliance in 2018 and is currently work as a Compliance & Risk Manager at a trust and corporate services company in Guernsey. She is currently studying for the ICA International Graduate Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering to be completed in 2019.
Rob Cottrell (Deputy Chair)
Rob works in the UK telecoms sector and focus on compliance with billing regulations set out by the regulator (Ofcom). His before this role was external financial audit (practice background in public and private sectors – chartered accountant under CIPFA). He moved on to work in industry starting with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and helping set up compliance programmes for products regulated by the FCA; so, his work also includes some AML and other FCC. Rob has a recent association with the ICA and has completed the Advanced Certificate in Business Compliance.
Toyin has extensive expertise in anti-money laundering (AML), enhanced due diligence (EDD) and financial crime compliance (FCC) within the financial services industry and is a Vice President at an Asia-headquartered financial services group. He was recently fortunate enough to support the world’s largest Court appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor, in overseeing a global financial institution’s implementation of a US Department of Justice deferred prosecution agreement. Toyin has over 15 years international banking experience in retail banking, commercial banking, corporate banking and private banking. I currently work at Nomura as a Vice President in the EMEA Financial Crime Advisory Team. He is a Panel Member of ACCA’s Central London Regional Network and a Governor at a local primary school. He is a professional member of the ICA and has obtained an Advanced Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering.
Micaela has been working in compliance, at Banco Carregosa, a small-scale bank in Portugal, since 2009 with accountabilities in Compliance: both Financial Crime Compliance and Regulatory Compliance. She is a Fellow of ICA, since February 2019, when she successfully completed the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in FCC. She also has a number of other ICA qualifications: an International Graduate Diploma in AML, the ICA Advanced Certificate in Practical Due Diligence, and an ICA Specialist Certificate and AML Certificate.
Stuart has been involved in the world of finance since the late 1980's: his experience in compliance and regulation has covered private, personal and merchant banking at a senior level, then expanding into the world of stockbroking and investment management. Through an introduction by the ICA, Stuart became a member of the working group within the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC), which became the Financial Skills Partnership (FSP) setting the UK National Occupational Standards (NOS) in a range of risk disciplines. He has run a risk advisory company for six years, working mostly in the UK and Ireland, based in Edinburgh. Recently he has formed a new company with some senior figures in the risk industry and expanded the services that they offer to include compliance within the healthcare and training fields.
Djemila is a qualified lawyer specialising in Antitrust and Compliance matters. A significant proportion of cases she conducts in her capacity as a consultant are linked to Compliance issues (e.g. FCPA matters). She previously worked at the European Commission, then at an international law firm in Brussels (Belgium) and then became an in-house lawyer to corporations (in Dubai and then in Switzerland, where she is currently based).
Michael was called to the Bar (England and Wales) in 2009 but immediately began in a compliance consultancy in London, which provided advisory services to wholesale firms that operated under the regulatory regime of the previous UK regulator, the FSA. In 2012, he moved to Hong Kong and worked briefly in another consultancy, which supported licensed corporations under the Securities and Futures Commissions. Subsequently, he joined the Regulatory Compliance function in HSBC, where he has now worked for almost six years gaining experience in commercial banking advisory as well as functional compliance activities, from a Hong Kong perspective as well as with regional oversight responsibilities. His current role is as a Senior RC Manager for Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Asia Pacific. Michael is relatively new to ICA and is currently completing the International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.
Robyn works in the only Australian headquartered global insurance company, QBE Insurance, as their Global Head of Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer. She is a solicitor ‘by trade’ and has worked in compliance for nearly 20 years, across the insurance, telecommunications and gambling sectors. Robyn is an ICA graduate with the following qualifications: the International Graduate Diplomas in Anti-Money Laundering and in Compliance.
A Senior Compliance Manager in the Fintech sector with experience that spans over 17 years working in retail banking and specialist lending. Hazel is a Fellow of the ICA and hold Graduate Diplomas in Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention, together with a BSc in Management and Compliance from the University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School.
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