Academic Board

Bill _Howarth  William Brian Howarth

Bill is the President of ICA having been one of its original founders and the Chief Executive Officer of ICA since 2001.

Bill is from a legal and academic background, having worked in universities and professional bodies around the world for most of his career.

Bill has taken on a new role as the Head of Risk and Compliance at Wilmington plc ansd is responsible for a number of global Compliance Information and Training businesses.

Bill has published extensively on legal and compliance matters and is a key speaker at International conferences on the "Professionalisation of the Compliance Function and Standards of Competency in Compliance, Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention."


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Lim May May
Managing Director, Singapore

May May is the Managing Director for ICA, APAC, based in Singapore.  She joined us in 2022 and brings 25 years’ experience in leading financial learning & development firms across Asia Pacific, including leadership positions at the Financial Times; Fitch Learning; and Euromoney Learning.  In this time, she has consulted and partnered extensively with global investment banks and financial institutions across the APAC region. Dedicated to the design, development and delivery of bespoke programmes addressing their employees' financial learning objectives, she has specialised in learning delivery in the disciplines of capital markets; treasury; corporate finance; derivatives; risk management; wealth management; and compliance. 

A dynamic and progressive leader, May May is passionate about driving learning innovation through technology as well as future-proofing the skills of individuals and organisations for the betterment of industry.


 Andrew Glover

Andrew Glover
ICA Chief Examiner Asia and Director of Compliance Education – Asia Pacific

Andrew began his career in the Financial Services sector in 1986, moving into the Compliance arena in 1989. Working mainly in the Product Provider sector he held various management posts covering areas such as business verification, complaints handling and financial promotions. This breadth and depth of knowledge lead to appointment to the CF10 (Compliance Officer) Controlled Function. As the impact of AML legislation within the industry increased he concentrated on this area and was appointed to the CF11 Controlled Function of Money Laundering Reporting Officer, responsible for all aspects of compliance with the regulations and guidance.

In 2006 he joined the ICA as the Global Director of Education and Training and he had oversight for the UK and International programmes. Also, his role encompassed the development of the training and education programmes in new jurisdictions. He has deigned and delivered programmes in venues such as Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dar Es Salaam, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Lisbon, Mauritius, Melbourne, Nairobi, Paris, Sri Lanka, Sydney and across the United Kingdom. Andrew is a visiting lecturer and mentor for the University of Manchester. Following the launch of the Singapore Government competency standards Andrew relocated to the regional office in Singapore as Managing Director of ICTA. The Singapore office expanded to design new programmes, mapped to local educational and regulatory standards in Australia and Malaysia, and has introduced the AML programmes in Hong Kong.

In 2019, after building a very successful operation in Singapore, Andrew Stepped down from the role of MD to become the Chief Examiner and Director of Compliance Education for the region. He now focuses on the content and delivery of the ICA programmes and the assessment aspects.

 Serona Woo

Serona Woo
Course Director 

Serona is a seasoned global trainer with over 16 years of working experience and expertise covering Sales and Retail Lending, Credit Risk, Training, Fraud and Legal, Internal and External Audit, Credit Bureau, Collection and Recovery. Specialized technical skills in retail banking and commercial banking covering Global Standard Customer Due Diligence, Know Your Customer and Managing Financial Crime Risk.

She delivered global training programs to banking professionals spanning over 20 countries globally as certification path for their respective roles in Retail Banking and Commercial Banking covering various countries such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Mauritius and Uganda. Well versed with the business model, culture and banking infrastructure in Asia Pacific Region, Middle East and Africa.

 Dr Alban Salord

Dr Alban Salord
Academic Board Member

Dr. Alban Salord manages the Financial Crime Risk controls for HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking in ASP, leading the regional team and providing oversight across ASP. Prior to HSBC, he has held leadership roles in several international banks in the areas of legal, financial crime risk and compliance. Not just a charismatic leader, Dr Salord is also an advocate of the use of new technologies to streamline operations and enhance risk management. Besides being an active mentor within HSBC to groom female leaders, he is also mentoring law students of Reading University and with F10, a fintech accelerator.    


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