Kathy Jacobs has been elected the new President of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI) at the Annual General Meeting of members in Dublin today.

Kathy, who takes over as President from Clive Kelly, heads up Compliance for Modulr Europe. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London and then working as a forensic accountant, Kathy returned to Ireland in 2000 and commenced a career in Regulatory Compliance in KBC Group. Kathy spent a further 7 years at EBS Building Society working in all areas of compliance including Money Laundering, Data Protection and Conduct of Business and then worked as a compliance consultant.  She holds the LCOI qualification since 2006 and is a Certified Data Protection Officer.

Kathy’s ACOI contribution includes the setting up and chairing of the ACOI’s Data Protection Committee in 2009 and she joined the Council of ACOI in January 2012 and is currently Chair of the Financial Crime Compliance working group.