Dr. Justine Walker is a Director of Financial Crime (Sanctions and Bribery) at the BBA and has extensive experience in government, regulatory and international organisations. During her time in HM Treasury’s counter terrorist financing branch and the FSA’s financial crime division she was a long standing member to the inter-governmental Financial Action Task Force. Justine has acted as a national expert on global financial sanction issues and has been engaged in numerous international expert groupings, including a 12 month European Commission global study on proliferation financing.
Formerly based in Central Asia with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime she dealt with issues surrounding weapons/drugs trafficking, corruption and money laundering. On behalf of the IMF, Justine’s been a regular visitor to Nigeria in support of financial crime regulatory capacity building in the banking and non-banking sector. She has acted as a good governance advisor to the OSCE, a financial crime expert to Transparency International and currently works with a number of major international charities on counter terrorism and sanctions compliance. In the BBA,Justine’s remit covers all aspects related to sanctions, terrorist financing, bribery and corruption. She holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews in International Relations and an MSC from the University of Edinburgh.