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Head of AML/CFT appointment

19 Oct 21

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission ("GFSC") is delighted to announce the appointment of Daniella Benamor to the position of Head of AML/CFT Supervision at the GFSC.

Daniella has been with the Commission for over seven years and played an integral role in the establishment and development of a dedicated AML/CFT supervision team as well as being a key contributor to the MONEYVAL evaluation of Gibraltar. Daniella has significant supervisory experience as well as technical knowledge of AML/CFT risks and the relevant international standards and requirements in this area. She has an excellent working relationship with senior stakeholders across the jurisdiction and has previously represented Gibraltar and the GFSC at a number of forums. Within her new role she will continue to deliver on a number of important and priority matters for both the GFSC and the jurisdiction.

GFSC CEO, Kerry Blight, said “I am pleased to be announcing Daniella’s appointment to Head of AML/CFT Supervision. Since joining the Commission in 2014 Daniella has been committed to developing the AML/CFT supervision team and her own technical and regulatory knowledge. I know that Daniella will bring her leadership skills, passion for consumer issues and knowledge of the relevant sectors to further strengthen the team and motivate those who work in it to ever higher standards”.

TCSP and Bureaux supervision within the AML/CFT team will now be led by Neill Perera who has been appointed as Head of TCSP and Bureaux Supervision to reflect as the subject matter expert and sector lead for these areas. Neill has been at the GFSC for over 16 years and brings a wealth of experience towards these sectors, particularly within Client Money, AML/CFT and Corporate Governance.

Daniella Benamor

Head of AML/CFT

Neill Perera

Head of TCSP and Bureaux Supervision

Daniella joined the GFSC in 2014, after completing the solicitor’s Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in London and LLB Law degree in Leeds.

During her time at the Commission, Daniella has worked in a number of teams including the Funds, Banking and Investments, Authorisations and more recently, AML/CFT Supervision, teams.

In recent years, Daniella has led on a number of Thematic Reviews, contributed to establishing and delivering the AML/CFT Supervision team’s strategy and approach with a focus on the reduction of financial crime, protection of consumers and protection of Gibraltar’s reputation. She has been a key member of the MONEYVAL working group and evaluation, which has afforded her a wealth of technical knowledge and experience on AML/CFT matters.

With established experience in Trust and Corporate Services Providers (“TCSPs), Neill joined the GFSC in 2005 focusing on the supervision of TCSPs, particularly in core areas such as Client Money, AML/CFT and Corporate Governance. 

During his time at the GFSC, Neill’s responsibilities have expanded on to other sectors such as Bureaux, Insurance, Audit & Insolvency and AML/CFT supervision. More recently, Neill has led on the GFSC’s collaboration with The Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors (“GIFCS”), the international standard setting body for TCSP supervision.

Additionally, Neill is an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute and been awarded a Certificate in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute.


Notes to Editors

1. The GFSC is a regulator of the Gibraltar financial services market, regulating providers of financial services conducted in both Gibraltar and other jurisdictions. The GFSC's vision is to be an efficient, forward looking, and credible regulator, that is fair and proportionate, and works collaboratively with stakeholders. 

2. The GFSC's regulatory objectives are the promotion of market confidence; the reduction of systemic risk; the promotion of public awareness; the protection of the good reputation of Gibraltar; the protection of consumers and the reduction of financial crime. 

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