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New Chief Risk Officer and Deputy Head Appointed

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Date: Tue, 15 June 2021












Ms. Janique Samson                                                                        Mr. Niall McAuliffe


Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (15 June 2021) The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA” or “the Authority”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Janique Samson as Chief Risk Officer in the Managing Director’s Office and Mr. Niall McAuliffe as Deputy Head of the Onsite Inspection Unit.

With  nine years’ experience in the financial services industry, including a stint with the Authority, Miss Samson re-joined the Authority to serve as its first Chief Risk Officer, on 1 April 2021. Her professional career began with the Authority in 2009 as an Analyst in the Banking Supervision Division. She later left the Authority to take up a post in private banking, where she served for seven years. Miss Samson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economic from Pace University, New York City and a Master’s degree in Enterprise Risk Management from the University of the West Indies. She is also a past recipient of the Authority’s Thomas Jefferson Memorial Scholarship.

Effective 6 April 2021, Mr. McAuliffe was appointed as Deputy Head of the Onsite Inspection Unit, bringing 15 years of financial services and regulatory compliance experience to the post. Prior to joining CIMA, he held various senior leadership roles at Grant Thornton, in the Cayman Islands, the Middle East and Ireland offices. While there, he contributed to a wide range of audit, advisory and compliance activities, including anti-money laundering inspections on behalf of CIMA.

Mr. McAuliffe was also employed with PwC, both in the Cayman Islands and London offices, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).

“I am proud to confirm the appointment of these two highly qualified individuals as they will both play a critical role in CIMA’s overall functions. Based on their level of experience, I am confident that both Ms. Samson and Mr. McAuliffe will thrive in their new positions and contribute positively to their respective areas, and the Authority,” said Managing Director, Mrs. Cindy Scotland.

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