Katie Smith

GRC Manager

Katie Smith

Katie joined Vistra Middle East (Total Solutions Middle East) in May 2008 and is currently a Manager within the Governance, Risk and Compliance department.

With over 30 years of experience in the New Zealand, UK and MENA financial services industry, Katie began her career with Price Waterhouse (New Zealand) in Audit becoming a Chartered Accountant. Katie left Price Waterhouse to become Registrar for The National Bank of New Zealand’s suite of Unit Trusts. She moved to London and spent four years as Trustee Manager under the FSA regulatory regime for Deutsche Bank London and four years as Head of Compliance for SEI Investments Europe, a NASDAQ listed global provider of asset management covering the Firm’s UK and European operations.

Katie joined TSME on moving to Dubai and has worked as an outsourced Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officer, and Risk Manager for a variety of domestic and international Financial Services providers authorised by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. She manages a team of consultants within the GRC team.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (major in Accounting and Business Administration) from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. 

Katie is a registered Charter Accountant with Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors for Horizon English School Dubai. Her native language is English.

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