Ms Martin most recently held the post of Head of Enforcement with the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission. Simone's diverse regulatory experiences encompassed several sectors, including fiduciary services, insurance, and investment business, having recently held the titles of Deputy Director, Fiduciary Services and Acting Director, Insurance. During her seventeen years of regulatory experience, she has contributed to legislative reform, the conduct of compliance inspections(primarily in relation to trust business and company management business), and the development of the National Risk Assessment of the Virgin Islands.
In 2008, Simone participated in a mutual evaluation as a Financial Expert with CFATF. She was also a member of the core team member of the Joint Typologies Working Group that produced the FATF Report on Money Laundering using Trust and Corporate Service Providers, published in 2010. In addition, Simone was a member of the Working Group for Trust and Corporate Service Providers established by the Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors ("GIFCS") that developed and published the International Standard on the Regulation of Trust and Corporate Service Providers, in October, 2014. She materially contributed to the development and conduct of GIFCS's Supervisory Colleges for Trust and Corporate Service Providers and was appointed as Co-Chair of the first GIFCS Supervisory College.
Simone holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, conferred at the University of the West Indies (October, 2002), and an undergraduate degree in Accounting conferred at the University of the Virgin Islands (May, 1998). In addition, she is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association of the UK, a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, being permitted to use the TEP designation, and a Fellow of the Institute for Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.