Helen Hatton


Executive summary

Widely recognized as the prime architect of the modern Jersey regulatory regime, Helen Hatton resigned as Deputy Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission in May 2009,  having led the implementation of regulatory development in the island from its blacklisted state in 1999 to achieving one of the world’s best IMF evaluation results, to establish Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited.

After seven years of outstanding performance, Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited merged with BDO Jersey Limited in April 2016 and undertakes governance, risk and compliance assignments for leading financial services businesses;  international standards setting bodies including the World Bank and IMF, and regulatory authorities. 

Recent assignments for regulatory authorities’ include those with the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission, the Central Bank of Aruba and the Financial Services Commissions of Anguilla and the Cook Islands.  Financial institution clients include banks, insurance companies, securities, trust and funds sector businesses.  

Educated at Hurst Lodge, Sunningdale and St Wilfred’s, Exeter followed by Plymouth University, Mrs Hatton lectured in Business Studies in further and higher education institutions in the south west of England until joining American Express Bank where she advised private clients on wealth management solutions from 1989 to late 1991.

Prior to taking up her role in Jersey, Mrs Hatton was director of enforcement with the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission from 1992-1999, introducing the first offshore “all crimes” money laundering regime in 1997 and, notably, achieving the world’s first “freestanding” offshore Mareva injunction without a local cause of action in the case SIB-v-Lloyd Wright. This milestone case brought an effective end to banking secrecy in the Crown Dependencies. 

Mrs Hatton is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Banking Regulation and member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.  She is a recognised international speaker on regulatory compliance topics and regularly publishes papers on regulatory matters. She is also founder of KYC Worldwide Limited, a ground breaking intelligence business.