The Jersey Compliance Officers Association is a professional body which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. The JCOA actively encourages, and provides the environment for those 'experienced' or 'new to' compliance and risk professionals, both from within and outside financial services and the other regulated industries in Jersey, to support others for the benefit of the compliance and risk profession and the Jersey.


The aim of the JCOA is to assist all compliance and risk professionals by providing a forum for discussion on regulatory risk and compliance issues. The JCOA aims to provide information and services to its members to encourage cooperation and participation in discussions concerning legal and regulatory matters, as may concern its members. This may take the form of disseminating information, holding events and providing a forum at which members can exchange knowledge and experience. The JCOA will, where views are expressed to it, represent those views through various means, such as responses to consultations and this may, where necessary, involve negotiations with various stakeholders, such as the JFSC or the Government of Jersey


The JCOA aims to be a forum which contributes to strengthening the knowledge and practices of Jersey’s compliance and risk community

Core Values

JCOA Core Values are:

  • Openness
  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Diligence and professionalism


In summary, the JCOA aims to:

  • Be the first-choice forum for compliance and risk professionals to join
  • Engage with its large and growing membership base
  • Encourage open dialogue and support between members
  • Work with other industry bodies and regulators to assist and contribute ensuring that the views of compliance and risk professionals are represented

The Committee

The Committee comprises the following Compliance professionals, who share a common interest of promoting the compliance profession and supporting JCOA members:

If you are interested in joining the Committee please contact us at committee@jcoa.co.uk

Nicola Ingram Chair
Sarah Bentley Deputy Chair and Events Co-Ordinator
Betty Cadoret Treasurer
Carla Channing Committee Member
Ches Trower Committee Member
Hannah Buesnel (currently on maternity leave) Committee Member
Fummi Onlyitan Committee Member
Zebonisia Chutel Committee Member
Rebecca Tinnelly currently on maternity leave Committee Member

JCOA Constitution

The name of the Association is The Jersey Compliance Officers Association.






There is a single category of membership of the Association, ‘Individual’.

An ‘Individual’ member is a member in their own right and not conditional on employment in a financial services entity. The member is not able to transfer their membership to any other person.

Applications for membership must be made to the Committee and will be considered, approved or rejected by the Committee of the Association (in its absolute discretion, whose decision shall be final).

The Committee shall have the power to refuse to renew the membership of any member whose activities or conduct are, in its opinion, inconsistent with the objects of the Association.

The Committee shall have the power to revoke membership of any member whose activities or conduct are, in its opinion, inconsistent with the objects of the Association, at any time and without notice to the member.

The Committee shall not be obliged to disclose its reasons for any decision made in relation to the granting or refusal of membership.

General Meetings

An Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members shall be held at least once in every calendar year and not later than 18 months after the previous AGM. General meetings of members may be held in addition to the AGM and shall be convened by the Chairman or on application to the Committee, of at least 10 members of the Association of 21 days notice. No business shall be transacted at a General meeting unless a quorum is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. For this purpose, a quorum of a general meeting will be 10% of the voting membership. Quorum comprises of members attending the AGM and those who have attended by proxy.

Each member present in person or by proxy shall be entitled to one vote at general meetings. All decisions shall be made by simple majority. In the event of an equality of votes, the Chairman of the meeting shall have a casting vote.

Nominations for committee members to be elected at an AGM must be received by the Committee no later than two weeks prior to the AGM and must be signed in each case by the proposer, seconder and the nominee.

Should more Committee members be nominated than there be vacancies available, the resultant election shall be decided by a vote of members present at the meeting.

Amendments to Constitution

No additions to or alterations to this Constitution shall be made other than at an Annual General Meeting or at a Extraordinary General Meeting called for that purpose.

Any members wishing to propose such alterations or additions must send the proposal, duly seconded, in writing to the Secretary for submission to the Committee. The Committee shall, if possible, bring the proposals before the next Annual General Meeting or, if it thinks it desirable, may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting.

Approved by members at the Annual General Meeting held on 4th October 2016.

Aims and Objectives

The Aims and Objectives of the Association are:

  • to provide a forum for discussion of regulatory risk and compliance issues;
  • to provide information and other services to its members;
  • to represent the views, and where necessary negotiate on behalf of members in dealing with official and other bodies; and to encourage co-operation between members of the Association and to stimulate the interest and participation of members in matters of a regulatory risk and compliance related nature.

Subscription and Expenses

A subscription of an amount as shall be fixed by the Committee from time to time, will be payable on admission to membership and on an annual basis thereafter. membership is for a 12 months period and members are responsible for renewing their membership every year on the calendar date of admission to the Association. Changes in the annual subscription may be made from time to time with the approval of the members in General Meeting.

The expenses of the Association shall be met by subscriptions or from other sources not leading to a charge on the Association.








The affairs of the Association shall be managed by a committee not exceeding ten in number the officers of which will comprise the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer and such other officers as the members of the Association may decide. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman shall not be persons from the same company or business or organisation.

With the exception of the Chairman, committee members may offer themselves for re-election every year. The Chairman shall retire after a maximum of 2 years and may not serve a further term of office as Chairman, for at least 2 years. The Deputy Chairman will assume the appointment of Chairman on vacation of the latter’s tenure, subject to the approval of a general meeting.

The committee may at its discretion co-opt additional members and establish sub-committees for specific periods or duties.