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Geraldine Lawlor

Geraldine Lawlor

Partner, Global Head of Financial Crime

KPMG in the UK

Geraldine is a Global Head of Financial Crime at KPMG in the UK.

Geraldine is known for her leadership in the area of financial crime having worked in a range of related roles covering advisory, global oversight, standard setting and operational design and delivery. Prior to joining KPMG as their Global Head of Financial Crime, Geraldine was the Global Head of Financial Crime for Barclays plc responsible for the global design, implementation and delivery of an effective Financial Crime risk management strategy and policy framework.

Throughout her career Geraldine has represented the bank and the industry on a number of working groups predominately in the UK, Ireland and Europe. She has over 15 years chaired various financial crime related committees at industry level and prior to joining KPMG was the Industry lead on the Government led Economic Crime Reform programme. She was a founding member of the management board of the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT) and the UK Industry lead for the Anti Money Laundering arm of Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG).

In addition to above Geraldine acted as an independent non-Executive Director to an Insurance Syndicate at Lloyds of London chairing their Audit Committee.

Education and qualifications
  • International Compliance Association (ICA) - Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering - Distinction

  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) - Merit, Open University (OU)

  • Degree in Marketing - Honours, Marketing Institute of Ireland (IMI)

Accreditation
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - Foundation in ACCA

  • Institute of Banking in Ireland - Banking Certificate A & B - Honours

Areas of expertise
  • Advisory

  • Oversight & Regulatory policy setting

  • Operating model transformation

  • Technology transformation

  • Application of analytics