Biography

Joanne Taylor, a managing director at K2 Integrity, has 20 years of legal, investigations and financial crime compliance experience, which includes fraud risk management, anti-bribery and corruption, regulatory enforcement and fraud investigations experience working within the financial and legal services industries. 

Joanne joined K2 Integrity from Deutsche Bank, where she served as managing director, global deputy head of anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption. In this role she was responsible for global anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption (ABC) strategy, programs, and framework efforts, which included governance, policy, remediation, training and awareness, risk assessment, reporting, and whistleblowing, as well as fraud detection and monitoring strategy. She also regularly engaged with board members and senior management, regulators, regulatory monitors, and internal and external audit teams. As managing director, head of whistleblowing and global ABC investigations, she was responsible for all aspects of the bank’s global whistleblowing program and cross-border investigations relating to fraud, bribery and corruption. As director, regional head of anti-fraud and investigations, UK and CE-EMEA, she was responsible for internal and external fraud investigations, advising on fraud prevention and oversight of first-line fraud controls as well as interfacing with law enforcement. Joanne also led cross-border AML investigations, briefing senior management and regulators.

Joanne also held positions at UBS Investment Bank, where she served as legal counsel for the Regulatory Inquiries and Investigations Group, and as EMEA head of research compliance. While at UBS she handled regulatory enforcement matters with possible fines, led internal investigations into potential misconduct, dealt with hundreds of regulatory inquiries from regulators and exchanges, and was responsible for suspicious transaction and order reporting to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Joanne started her career as a solicitor for Herbert Smith Freehills. She was also seconded to the Royal Courts of Justice as judicial assistant to the vice-chancellor. 

Joanne completed her legal practice course at Nottingham Law School and received her LL.B., first-class, from the University of Cambridge, St. Catharine’s College. She is qualified as a solicitor.