Glenna Smith

Managing director

Glenna is a hands-on practitioner whose goal is to help achieve better compliance for clients, having worked directly in the field as a Compliance Officer facing regulators, managing inspections and enabling ongoing compliance. 

She gained in-depth knowledge in compliance, anti-money laundering, counter terrorism financing, financial crime, operational risk and governance during 30 years in the financial services sector.  She formerly held the roles of: Compliance Officer, AML Officer, Privacy Officer and Ombudsman at the Toronto head office of a large North American financial institution.


Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency and Financial Crime Risks

Former President of the Barbados Association of Compliance Professionals

Board member of Caribbean Regional Compliance Association (CRCA)

Director and Chair of the Banking Committee of Barbados International Business Association (BIBA)


Glenna is a very lively presenter who speaks regularly at conferences regionally and internationally on a variety of topics such as:

  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) / Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (CFT)

  • Human Trafficking & Financial Indicators

  • Managing Virtual Currency & Financial Crime Risks

  • Ensure Your Board Knows What They Need to Know

  • De-risking & Correspondent Banking Issues