Kathryn Westmore

Senior Research FellowCentre for Finance and Security


Kathryn is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Finance and Security at RUSI. She leads the Financial Crime Policy Programme which tracks the implementation and evolution of anti-financial crime policy both in the UK and globally. Her work focuses on anti-money laundering regulation and supervision, the policy response to fraud, corporate criminal liability and the role of new technologies. In 2022, she served as Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Committee on Digital Fraud.

Prior to joining RUSI, Kathryn spent 15 years at PwC where she worked across the regulated sector, advising institutions on how best to manage their financial crime risks and meet their regulatory obligations. She also has experience of leading large and complex investigations into allegations of fraud, money laundering and corruption both in the UK and overseas.

She has an MA (Hons) in Classics from the University of Cambridge and a LLM in Banking and Finance Law from the University of London. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

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