Find a Job
354 available
Back to all search results

Head of Compliance and Financial Crime

Ref: 76599

  • 140,000-180,000
  • 16 Mar 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Brightwater Executive has been engaged exclusively for this Head of Compliance Appointment 

The ideal candidate will be commercially astute, with a passion for strong cross functional collaboration, forward thinking, with a pro compliance / pro business leadership style. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead out, and embed a best in class Compliance Framework to ensure a strong compliance culture across the business.
  • Lead, inspire and mentor a team a compliance professionals 
  • Continue to develop and evolve risk based compliance initiatives to develop and enhance the compliance and regulatory framework
  • Provide strong leadership and strategic direction for the SLT across compliance, data privacy and financial crime risk.  
  • Oversee the compliance activities and board governance of the legal entity. 
  • Ensure implementation, maintenance and delivery of compliance and regulatory activities
  • Providing correct and timely assessment of compliance issues and giving customer focused and solution orientated advice;
  • Promote a strong compliance risk based culture with a pro-business /compliance balance 
  • Liaising with risk management to enforce a strong second line of defence;  
  • Oversee the effective delivery of the compliance monitoring framework 
  • Prepare the compliance reports for quarterly Committee/Board meetings
  • Liaise closely with the Group on group and local initiatives 
  • Annually conducting and monitoring the annul compliance plan and compliance risk assessment; 
  • Overseeing strategic projects to include new regulatory requirements ensuring appropriate and timely identification, assessment and implementation;
  • Working closely with cross divisional teams and colleague to provide necessary training on evolving and new compliance related topics.


Ideal Candidate Profile:


  • Compliance and / or legal qualification with demonstrable track record in leading and managing an strong and highly experienced compliance team. 
  • (PCF12) in insurance and/or reinsurance or other financial services sector with a keen interest to move into insurance.
  • Excellent capabilities to develop a team, enable and encourage a culture of learning, researching and applying regulatory changes and policies in proactive, pro commercial approach. 
  • Adept communicator across different stakeholders, natural ability to build rapport and key relationships, ability to prioritise and influence directly and through people. 
  • Natural leader who remains composed under pressure. 
  • Lateral thinker, open to change and embraces and enjoy the evolving nature of conduct and regulatory risk. 


For more details, please contact Estelle Davis, Managing Partner at Brightwater Executive on + 353 1 5927 844  for a confidential discussion or apply below.