Welcome to Risky Women Radio season three! This season we’ve got more fabulous Risky Women joining us and sharing their stories, their advice, their knowledge and their perspective. And we’re going to have a few new things for you! We’ll have guest hosts joining us bring you new voices and first up is Kelly-Ann McHugh from My Compliance Office. She’s been a risky woman since we started in 2015 and she’ll take over the reins for a few episodes of Risky Women Radio. Kelly-Ann’s risk and compliance credentials span her roles in everything from internal audit to regulatory intelligence and complex compliance.
Kimberley Cole 0:02
Welcome to Risky Women Radio season three. Thank you all very much for listening! This season we’ve got more fabulous Risky Women joining us and sharing their stories, their advice, their knowledge and their perspective. And we’re going to have a few new things for you as well. We’ll have guest hosts joining us for example, I’m really excited about this, we’ll have some new voices for you to listen to. So I hope you will keep listening and enjoy meeting some new risky women radio hosts, and of course, our fabulous speakers. So first up, we have Kelly-Ann McHugh from My Compliance Office joining us. Kelly-Ann and I worked together at Thomson Reuters and Kelly-Ann has been a risky woman since we started in 2015. So it’s great to have Kelly-Ann take over the reins for a few episodes of Risky Women Radio. She will be catching up with women in Singapore which is her home base and probably some others along the way as well. Beyond Kelly-Ann’s risk and compliance credentials from her roles in everything from internal audit to regulatory intelligence and complex compliance. She’s also a very talented golfer and hockey player. So without further ado, let’s meet Kelly-Ann and hear from her and a little bit more about herself.
Kelly-Ann McHugh 1:21
I’m Kelly-Ann. I’m based in Singapore. I’m the director of Asia Pacific for My Compliance Office. And I recently joined them around six to nine months ago, and but have been in the risky world for about 12 years.
Kimberley Cole 1:35
Excellent. And so tell us a bit more about My Compliance Office.
Kelly-Ann McHugh 1:39
Sure. My Compliance Office has been around for around 12 years as well. And we originally split from Fidelity Investments and we’re a technology firm providing regulatory technology around conduct risk particularly and conflicts of interest management, so anything from personal account dealing, gifts and entertainment and control room compliance. And what I think has been most interesting is the need for organizations, particularly in financial services to find an integrated solution for conflicts of interest. So that’s what I’ve been brought in to do here in APAC.
Kimberley Cole 2:16
That sounds very exciting. Tell me, what do you think is the biggest risk that you’ve taken in your career?
Kelly-Ann McHugh 2:24
I think I’ve probably taken a few different risks throughout my career, but the the biggest risk would have been when I was I was living in Brisbane, and I’d been there for a while I was in my background is actually a chartered accountant and information systems auditor. So I was working in internal audit to a university. And I decided, you know, what, I want to do something completely different and applied for a role at Thomson Reuters to work in pre-sales for internal audit technology, but I guess that was, that was my leap to get out of auditing and into the fascinating world of regulatory technology essentially,
Kimberley Cole 3:02
We are super excited that we are going to have you host a series of the Risky Women Radio podcast. So what’s the most exciting thing for you about hosting Risky Women Radio?
Kelly-Ann McHugh 3:16
Well, I think you know, I’ve been involved with risky women since the beginning of my time at Thomson Reuters. And I’ve already met some fantastic women throughout you know, those experiences through roundtables and lunches, etc. So I think this will be a great opportunity to meet some very senior women in the compliance industry in APAC face-to-face and really get their insights. I’ve enjoyed the podcast to date and really looking forward to doing some more myself.
Kimberley Cole 3:43
And to finish, what makes you a risky woman?
Kelly-Ann McHugh 3:48
I would say I’m a risky woman because I’m probably quite risk averse. And I like to understand and manage the risks in our business and then come up with good solid plans to mitigate risks happening even within our sales strategy, etc. So, I’m a risky woman and I’m proud to be and looking forward to working on this podcast.
Kimberley Cole 4:10
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Kimberley Cole 4:23
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