Photographic portrait of Debbie Ward
Managing financial crime risk has changed exponentially over the 20 years I have been working in this field – but that is nothing compared to how it will change in the next 20 years.

Debbie Ward

EY EMEIA Financial Crime Leader, Ernst & Young – United Kingdom Consulting Risk Partner

Dedicated to helping banks fight financial crime. Mother of two. Loves cooking and entertaining.

Office London, GB

Debbie is the EY EMEIA Head of Financial Crime. A chartered accountant by background, she worked in audit before moving into forensic accounting roles. Since spending 18 months on secondment in enforcement at the FCA, she has experience in anti-money laudering and sanction.

With deep regulatory knowledge, Debbie is experienced in bringing efficiency and effectiveness to processes and controls through the improved use of technology. She works with clients across all areas of financial crime.

Debbie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

How Debbie is building a better working world

“For me, building a better working world is about making sure what we do today counts tomorrow. I care about helping my clients to manage financial crime risk efficiently and effectively as well as bringing the market together to find better and more sustainable ways of meeting regulatory requirements.

Outside of work, I am a trustee of a mental health charity which supports young adults.”

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