The Financial Reporting Authority (FRA) has appointed Robert Berry as its director, his appointment presented by Her Excellency the governor Helen Kilpatrick.
Berry has a long career in financial services regulation at a senior managerial level and extensive experience in anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.
Berry has worked closely with FRA in the past and developed an excellent working relationship with its staff.
“We are delighted to have Berry on board. He is joining us at a critical time when the Cayman Islands is preparing for the fourth round of mutual evaluations in which the framework for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism will be assessed for the technical compliance with, and effective implementation of, the 40 revised recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force. Berry’s vast expertise in compliance and anti-money laundering will be invaluable,” Kilpatrick said.
Jacqueline Wilson, solicitor general, said: “We are pleased and excited to have someone of Berry's calibre join our management team. He has a proven track record of excellent performance and is well placed to take on the mantle of leadership of the FRA. We certainly look forward to the continued success of the FRA under his stewardship."
Speaking about his appointment, Berry said: "It is a tremendous privilege to be appointed as the director of the FRA and I look forward to working with the great team already in place to continue to develop the FRA into one of the world's most outstanding financial investigation units (FIUs)."
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