Meagan Birch was first authorised as SMF16/17(CF10/11) in 2018 and has now held those posts a few times for interim positions. Most recently (2021-22) Meagan was the Global Head of Compliance and MLRO for a Crypto business steering the company through the complex TRR with the FCA and eventually leading the establishment of a new entity in Lithuania.
Meagan is passionate about making AML & Compliance exciting, engaging and effective! Given the industry has a global effectiveness rate of 1-2% - Meagan is outspoken about the need for new ideas and thinking to detect and prevent financial crimes. She is passionate about making compliance something businesses view as both necessary and vital to sustained business growth.
She has led many risk and regulatory compliance programmes including: MiFID II, Market, Credit & Liquidity Risk efforts as well as Compliance with ABC, KYC/CDD, Sanctions & Anti Money Laundering.