The Commission has today announced changes to its Financial Crime Division. It was created in July of last year and Samantha Sheen was appointed as Head of the Division.
The Commission’s Director General, William Mason, explained the changes. “The Division is now regarded as a front line unit of equivalent status to the Commission’s other supervision and policy divisions. We have therefore decided to re-designate it as the Financial Crime Supervision and Policy Division and Samantha has been appointed to the position of Director of Financial Crime Supervision and Policy”.
Mr Mason continued “the changes I am announcing today take immediate effect although, regrettably, Samantha’s time with the Commission is limited as she has decided, for family reasons, to leave at the end of October. I am grateful to her for agreeing to remain with the Commission until that time in order to oversee the Commission’s preparations for, and to lead her team through, the forthcoming Moneyval visit”.
The Commission has also announced that Fiona Crocker will succeed Samantha Sheen as the Director of the Financial Crime Supervision and Policy Division. Mr Mason said “I am delighted to have been able to appoint Fiona to this important role and making the appointment at this time will ensure an appropriate level of continuity”.
Fiona Crocker joined the Commission in May 1999 as an analyst in the Investment Business Division and was promoted to senior analyst in 2002. In January 2005 she took up the role of Assistant Director in the Fiduciary Division and has held her current position as a Deputy Director in the Fiduciary Supervision and Policy Division since April 2011.