Sandra Edun-Watler is an attorney-at-law and the head of the compliance and reporting services for Mourant Governance Services in the Cayman Islands. In this role, she provides anti-money laundering (AML) and automatic exchange of information reporting as well as compliance officer services to Cayman Islands entities.
Edun-Watler was previously legal counsel with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority before joining Walkers, the global law firm. While at Walkers, she held numerous positions including head of compliance with responsibility for the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda offices. She also advised clients in her role as a regulatory lawyer and was instrumental in the setup and launch of the AML officer services business line.
Edun-Watler has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from all aspects of the AML and compliance function. She is the president of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association, deputy chair of the AML Steering Group of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, and member as well as former chair of the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association. In addition, Edun-Watler was the legal assessor for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force’s third round of mutual evaluations for the British Virgin Islands. She also guest lectures on AML at the Truman Bodden Law School and sits on various working groups representing the Cayman Islands Compliance Association.