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Susana Payne - Associate Director .

“Working in compliance is the perfect way to understand how a business operates and forms a central part of any organisation. I ensure that I always keep abreast of regulatory developments; after all, this is what moulds the way we do business.”

Susana Payne joined Buzzacott in 2018 and is the Associate Director of Operational Risk and Compliance, within our Professional Support division.

Susana works across all teams at Buzzacott, from religious orders to hedge funds, acting as a central point of contact for client onboarding and providing guidance to all types of client structures. She also maintains and supports the implementation of policies and processes changes reflective of the firm’s regulatory and legislative environment.

Within Compliance, Susana’s specialist knowledge is in anti-money laundering legislation, assisting with the identification of systemic vulnerabilities, procedural weaknesses and performance areas that require training. She is also responsible for the quick identification of risks and challenging unethical behaviour.

Susana has 12 years’ experience in the corporate services and offshore banking sector; assisting clients with complex corporate structures and banking facilitation. Prior to joining Buzzacott, Susana was Head of Compliance and MLRO for a corporate services provider based in Mayfair, London for four years.

Outside of work, she loves spending as much time as possible with her young family. Susana has a real passion for languages, of which she currently speaks five and is always looking to learn more! She is also a foodie, who enjoys trying different cuisines and a yoga enthusiast.