Colette is an insurance compliance professional and qualified solicitor, with over 20 years’ experience. Colette commenced her career with the Personal Investment Authority, subsequently the Financial Services Authority, as a Supervisor of personal investment and life insurance companies.
In 2003, Colette moved from the regulator into the general insurance industry and worked to establish the compliance function and implementation of the FSA’s ICOB rules at AXA Insurance whilst successfully completing a master’s degree in financial Regulation and Compliance Management.
Colette was appointed Head of Operational Risk at AXA Insurance in 2007 and implemented its operational risk framework before progressing to head up the Group Compliance function across the AXA UK Group in 2008. It was here where Colette qualified as a Solicitor whilst simultaneously driving the compliance strategy and approach across the AXA UK Group as Head of UK Group Compliance.
Following her maternity leave in 2016, Colette took the decision to leave AXA Group and join Padda Consulting.