Director of Compliance
Yorkshire Building Society
Karen is Director of Compliance for Yorkshire Building Society; her role includes holding the MLRO and DPO responsibilities. Karen has worked at YBS for almost five years and previously headed-up the Compliance Monitoring function. Karen’s career has centred on regulatory compliance, having gained experience through roles at (what was) the Financial Services Authority and in retail banking. Karen also led a regulatory assurance team at PwC in Manchester, where she advised a range of industries and businesses, with a particular focus on conduct regulation and financial crime.
In her current role, Karen is responsible for ensuring that colleagues across YBS are aware of the laws and regulations that apply to the Society, are advised on how to comply with them and are overseen to ensure that the organisation’s legal and regulatory risk profile remains appropriate. She is the Society’s point of expertise, advice, oversight and reporting, at up to Board level, on Regulatory and Legal Risks. Karen holds Senior Manager Function 17 (MLRO) and reports to the Chief Risk Officer.
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