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ABOUT US

ARON BROWN

Managing Director

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As Founder of Newgate Compliance, a UK based compliance consultancy and the developers of The GATEway, an innovative compliance software solution designed to enable firms to take on the compliance function within a secure on-line infrastructure.

 

Platinum and Newgate having both been acquired by Ocorian Group and are now working closely together to provide an unrivalled combination of experienced professionals with an extensive suite of services across the globe. 

 

Aron brings with him over 20 years' experience in compliance and regulation, predominately at the regulator, before taking a Directorship at a large UK compliance consulting firm and working as an Approved Person for various firms in the asset management sector.  Aron has extensive regulatory knowledge and, having worked at the regulator but also as a Compliance and MLRO in industry, combines both a practical knowledge of compliance and regulation with a deep understanding of how the regulator works.  During his time with the FSA (and its predecessor), Aron led, and managed teams of supervisors visiting regulated firms, undertook the authorisation of numerous high profile new asset management firm applications and led project teams on various regulatory themes. Aron was instrumental in the development and implementation for the process of interviewing key individuals for significant influence functions at large and complex firms.

 

At this exciting time, Aron will begin the process of bringing both the UK and Guernsey business together and will look to build long term relationships with existing clients and build new relationships with future clients.   With our aligned approach, which is, to focus on what we do best to enable you to focus on what you do best.  Our goal is to ensure regulatory requirements are met by offering bespoke and flexible solutions to our clients, to encourage business growth, helping firms and their staff meet mandatory training requirements by developing the knowledge and experience of your employees. 

Email: AronB@platinumcompliance.co.uk

alison dodd

Sales Director -
HEAD OF NEW BUSINESS

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Alison Dodd joined Platinum Compliance in April 2018 as a Senior Compliance Consultant. Alison has worked in the finance industry for over 25 years, commencing her career in Private Banking, where she covered all aspects of banking and settlements.​

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In 2002 Alison moved into Investment Management, becoming an Investment Dealer - dealing in Equities, Fixed Income and Funds - working both in Guernsey and London. In 2008 she completed the Investment Management Certificate.​

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In 2014 Alison decided to take her career in a new direction, choosing Compliance as her next challenge, completing the ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance in 2015. Alison is Compliance Officer and MLRO for various Guernsey Companies. 

 

Alison has been appointed Sales Director and Head of New Business and with her knowledge, skills and industry experience will enhance our marketing department and help us reach new customers.

Email: AlisonD@platinumcompliance.co.uk

DIRECTOR-HEAD OF business

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Lynn Philp  joined the Platinum Compliance team in November 2021 as Head of Strategic Projects and moved to Head of Business in February 2023. She has over 35 years' experience within the finance industry having spent 25 years working for a large Custodian, Fund Administrator and Trust/Fiduciary company. Lynn is an experienced professional, with strong leadership and relationship-building skills with a good knowledge of governance and regulatory environments.

Her last position was as a senior manager of a regulatory reporting team which she established in 2008 and had responsibility for FATCA and CRS due diligence and reporting for global banking and custody, private equity and wealth management businesses together with US regulatory tax reporting.

 

In addition to this role, Lynn also held roles as chairman of a fiduciary company board, director of a nominee company, chairman of a new business risk advisory group and a trustee of a pension scheme. She has recently gained the Institute of Directors certificate in Board Directorship and is currently studying for the diploma

Email: LynnP@platinumcompliance.co.uk

RACHEL GARDINER

TECHNiCAL DIRECTOR - Head of prescribed ROLES

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Rachel Gardiner joined the Platinum Compliance team in January 2023 as the Technical Director - Head of Prescribed Roles. She has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of strategic and regulatory roles across many industries having commenced her career in the UK, including having held the prescribed roles of Compliance officer, MLRO and MLCO in the Funds, Fiduciary, and Pensions sectors. Her previous roles have also included the delivery of compliance and financial crime training including the development of compliance teams and prescribed roles in Guernsey, Jersey, South Africa, Luxembourg, ,Mauritius and the UK.

 

Rachel is an experienced governance, risk, and compliance professional, with strong leadership, project management and relationship-building skills and holds International Compliance Association (ICA) Diplomas in both Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Anti-Money Laundering. She has the ICA associations designation of FICA Certified Professional (Fellow of the International Compliance Association).

 

Rachel is also a member of the Chartered Governance Institute holding a MSc in Corporate Governance from Bournemouth University and has a special interest in the emerging developments of regulation in ESG, sustainability and virtual currencies.

Email: RachelG@platinumcompliance.co.uk

David Chapman

HEAD OF CLIENT SERVICES

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Dave joined the Platinum Compliance team in August 2021 as a Senior Compliance Consultant and was appointed Head of Client Services in 2023. 

Dave has over 30 years experience in the Finance industry and has had roles in both the front and back office functions including Treasury Dealing, Investment Administration, Relationship Management and Project Management.

Having worked for larger organisations, Dave decided to change focus and join the Platinum Team to assist with various Customer Due Diligence projects. Dave has excellent organisational and administrative skills with a professional attitude and attention to detail.

Email: DavidC@platinumcompliance.co.uk

Cilla Torode

HEAD OF RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

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Cilla Torode joined the Platinum Compliance Team in October 2021 as a Senior Compliance Consultant and was promoted to Head of Relationship Management in 2023.

 

Cilla has over 20 years’ experience in the Insurance industry, as branch manager she had full oversight of the local team, ensuring underwriting guidelines were being adhered to and working closely with the compliance department.

 

Cilla holds the International Compliance Association (ICA) International Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance, (ICA) Certificate in Compliance, (ICA) Certificate in KYC & CDD, (ICA) Certificate in Anti Money Laundering, (ICA) Certificate in Managing Sanctions Risk, Certificate in Data Protection 2018, Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII) and Fellowship in the International Association of Bookkeepers (FIAB).

 

Cilla is currently working towards her ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance. 

Email: CillaT@platinumcompliance.co.uk

Leon smith

senior compliance consultant

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Leon joined the Platinum Compliance team in April 2022 as a Senior Compliance Consultant.

 

Leon has worked in the finance industry for over 40 years, initially in retail banking  in the UK,  being transferred by the bank to Jersey and then Guernsey. Deciding upon a change of career, Leon moved into the Fiduciary sector and has worked for both large and medium trust companies in Guernsey, focusing on Compliance since the early 2000’s.

Leon holds the International Compliance Association (ICA) Diploma in Compliance and has the associations designation of FICA Certified Professional (Fellow of the International Compliance Association).

Leon has held senior compliance roles for many years, including Risk and Compliance Director and brings a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of regulatory and financial crime requirements.    

 

Email: LeonS@platinumcompliance.co.uk

Neil hewitt

senior compliance consultant

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Neil joined the Platinum Compliance Team in March 2023 as a Senior Compliance Consultant.

 

Neil has 32 years experience in the Finance Industry, in both front and back office, for the most part in Relationship Management roles, initially with Private Banking / Managed clients and more recently Fund/Institutional clients, and Asset Managers.

In 2022 Neil was keen to use his experience, and expand his knowledge into the Risk & Compliance, and so took up a contract role with Ocorian Guernsey. Now with Platinum Compliance (part of Ocorian Group), Neil intends to widen his experience further, taking on prescribed positions for Platinum’s clients.

 

Neil has worked for several International & Private Banks, Fund of Hedge Funds Managers, Asset Managers & Administrators.

 

Neil is a member of CISI, and is Chartered MCSI, having completed exams in Derivatives, Securities Operations & Portfolio Performance, as well as Economics, Trust & Company Administration & Accounting.

 

His interests include, Walking, Wine & Travel, preferably all combined.

 

Email: NeilH@platinumcompliance.co.uk

Liam Mourant

trainee compliance consultant

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Liam joined the Platinum Compliance team in March 2023 as a Trainee Compliance Consultant.

Liam studied Information Technology at the Guernsey College of Further Education until June 2022 getting their level 3 BTEC diploma in Information Technology.

In September Liam had a temporary three-month contract working as a Service Desk Analyst for a law firm here is where they had their first taste of working in an office environment.

In early 2023 Liam wanted to try a new role; this is when they applied to work at Platinum Compliance.

Liam is currently looking at working towards their Cyber Security Azure Certification.

Their interests include, Socialising, Concerts and Friends  

Email: Liamm@platinumcompliance.co.uk

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