Catherine Vaughan
Individuals, teams, organisations and societies achieve full potential in an environment built on trust and inclusion. Giving voice to individual diversity fosters the opportunity for all to grow.

Catherine Vaughan

Ernst & Young Global Compliance Leader and Partner

In-house Compliance Leader specialising in Financial Crime. Passionate about Diversity & Inclusiveness. Golfer, a fan of travel and exploring different cultures.

Appointed Partner in EY Ireland in 2018, Catherine is Compliance Leader with EY’s  Global organisation. She focuses on all areas of risk management, with a specialism in Financial Crime advising colleagues on regulatory developments, EY’s response to those developments and the potential impact on client relationships.

As an EY Partner and team leader, Catherine commits to building high-performing, diverse teams and champions workplace diversity and inclusion, making sure everyone has an equal opportunity to develop and grow to their full potential. Catherine speaks regularly both in EY and the market on the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

She has extensive experience in the design and execution of compliance programmes and operations throughout the regions EY operates in. Before working in risk management, Catherine held client-facing roles in both Audit and FIDS. 

She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.

How Catherine is building a better working world

"In addition to my technical role, I am an executive sponsor of EY’s Diversity & Inclusion programme in Ireland, which involves working with the Irish partners and leadership team to influence and execute EY Ireland’s D&I strategy. As one of the partner sponsors for EY D&I Advisory Services, I also speak publicly on the topic of workplace inclusion within the broader Irish market. 

I have extended my reach on D&I and, through my Global role, I am working with other D&I leaders and champions to raise the topic, and the bar, throughout the EY network.

My work in this area has earned me recognition in both Ireland and globally - most recently, I have been named one of the OUTstanding-Financial Times Top 100 Executives for Inclusion."

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