Helen Hatton


Helen is widely recognised as the prime architect of the modern Jersey regulatory regime. Helen retired 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 International Monetary Fund (IMF) evaluation results.

Specific milestones during this appointment included the introduction and implementation of an all crimes money laundering regime, an investment business regulatory framework for those who advise, manage and deal in investments, the trust company business framework and regimes for expert funds, money services businesses, fund functionaries and general insurance intermediary businesses.

Helen established Sator Regulatory Consulting in 2009, merging with BDO, the fifth largest global professional services firm, seven years later. Her regulatory team undertakes assignments for a range of international standard setting bodies, governments, regulatory authorities and leading financial services businesses, including the World Bank, IMF and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. BDO Sator was appointed independent Reporting Professional by the BVI Financial Services Authority in respect of the Mossack Fonseca Panama Papers scandal.

Helen is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Banking Regulation, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. She is a recognised international speaker on regulatory and compliance topics and is Chairman of BDO in Jersey, whose activities cover audit, advisory, tax, business solutions and outsourcing.