Máiréad Lyons joined Cafico International in 2017 as Head of Legal and Compliance. In this role, Máiréad is responsible for handling and overseeing legal and regulatory compliance matters for the business and for clients of Cafico International, together with a team of compliance, company secretarial and corporate administration professionals. Máiréad also serves as Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Cafico International and its subsidiary companies in Ireland.
Máiréad has over twenty years of financial services experience, gained in both the asset management industry and in the trust and corporate services provider sectors. Having worked with a number of different fund domiciles and with management companies, service providers, intermediaries, legal and other professional advisers supporting clients and operations across a range of jurisdictions from Europe to Latin America, the United States of America, the Middle East and Asia, she has extensive cross-jurisdictional legal, regulatory and compliance expertise.
Máiréad has previously been invited by the Department of Justice and Equality to present to industry participants on the topic of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing risk frameworks and assessments, and also participated in the review by the Council of Europe of the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive implementation in Ireland.
Máiréad holds a Barrister-at-Law Degree from The Honourable Society of King's Inns and was called to The Bar of Ireland in 2007. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Limerick, in addition to a Certificate and Diploma in Mutual Funds from Dublin Business School in association with The Institute of Banking.