Alison is a payments policy expert with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the payments and regulatory landscape in Europe, particularly Ireland and the UK. As a director of fscom, the boutique compliance consultancy, she helps payments businesses understand their regulatory obligations and develop commercially-sound systems and controls that protects consumers and adds value to the business.
She is proud to become the EWPN’s ambassador for Ireland having already taken up the baton to foster diversity in her own business as well as through her role as a director of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC) and with the Emerging Payment Association’s (EPA’s) Women in Paytech project.
In addition to these roles, Alison chairs the APCC’s Supervision Working Group, which enables the dialogue between the FCA’s Supervision Department and compliance consultants, and leads the EPA’s Project Regulator, which seeks to influence the payments regulatory agenda.
Prior to joining fscom, Alison was the e-money policy specialist at the FSA and then FCA and was the Consumer Council’s financial needs expert, leading on the successful Competition Commission inquiry on current accounts in Northern Ireland.