Cheryl Alexander, CAMS, is the manager, anti-money laundering (AML) and privacy compliance, at Peoples Trust Company. She acts as one of the organization’s primary contacts for AML, counter-terrorist financing and privacy compliance, where she develops and updates policies and procedures, risk assessments and training programs, and provides oversight and direction to the various business lines. As a certified paralegal with over 18 years of experience, Alexander also assists with other regulatory and legal matters.
Prior to joining Peoples Group, Alexander was the regulatory affairs officer at Aviso Wealth, where she stumbled into the AML and privacy world and quickly realized her passion for compliance and fighting financial crime. Previously, Alexander was a paralegal at the British Columbia Securities Commission and has worked in many law firms in both Vancouver and Toronto, specializing in personal injury, wills and estates, corporate, commercial and civil litigation.
For the past four years, Alexander has been a member of the ACAMS Vancouver Chapter where she currently serves as co-chair. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph in psychology in 2002, obtained her Court and Tribunal Agent diploma from Seneca College in 2003, and obtained her Law Clerk Certificate from the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario in 2006. Alexander became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2016.