Helen Hatton is the Managing Director of BDO Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited and Chairman of BDO Group based in Jersey.
Helen maintains key client relationships and oversight responsibility for all major projects. She is a retained and trusted advisor to a number of major institutions in Jersey and internationally.Widely recognized as the prime architect of the modern Jersey regulatory regime, Helen Hatton resigned as Deputy Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission in May 2009, having led the implementation of regulatory development in the Island from its black listed state in 1999 to achieving one of the world’s best IMF evaluation results, to establish Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited.
After seven years of outstanding performance, Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited merged with BDO Jersey Limited in April 2016 and undertakes governance, risk and compliance assignments for leading financial services businesses; international standards-setting bodies including the World Bank and IMF, and regulatory authorities.
Prior to taking up her role in Jersey, Mrs Hatton was director of enforcement with the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission from 1992-1999, introducing the first offshore “allcrimes” money laundering regime in 1997 and, notably, achieving the world’s first “freestanding” offshore Mareva injunction without a local cause of action in the case SIB-v-LloydWright. This milestone case brought an effective end to banking secrecy in the Crown Dependencies.
Mrs Hatton is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Banking Regulation and member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. She is a recognised international speaker on regulatory compliance topics and regularly publishes papers on regulatory matters. She is also founder of KYC Worldwide Limited, a ground breaking intelligence business.