Ethics and Compliance in Industry

About me

Andrew M.
United Kingdom

About this profile

Global Head Of Compliance
Puma Energy
United Kingdom
Large business (250+ employees)

About the job

What I do

I help my company create the right environment and culture that encourages employees to do the right thing.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Influencing skills are a key part of my role and were developed with a combination of some training courses and experience in business.
Understanding business risk and how to build processes to mitigate them.

What I like most

Making a difference such that employees feel able to speak freely about concerns and work towards good solutions.

What I like least

People that think problems are black and white such that if you write a rule it will be fixed.

Finding and applying for the job

How I looked for work

Luckily I have reached a stage where I am generally approached.

My career

My career goals when I graduated

Not sure I really had any beyond securing my first job doing something I enjoyed.

My career history

Research chemist
Chemical plant operations
Finance and Control manager
Ethics and compliance director
Head of ethics and compliance.

What has helped my career to progress

Being open to new career directions.

Courses taken since graduation

Fraud detection and investigation
Anti bribery and corruption
Anti money laundering
Impact and influence
Project management

Where I hope to be in 5 years

Non executive directorships
Not for profit sector

My advice to students

My advice to students considering work

Make sure you pick a role that you enjoy. Think about what it is that makes you happy and look for roles that deliver that.

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