Spotlight on Wirex’s Global Risk & Compliance Team

Region: Europe
Oct 12, 2022, 9:00:58 AM Published By Wirex Team

As we enter the final week before nominations close for our Rising Women in Crypto Power List, we’re kicking off our new series within the campaign. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be spotlighting women working at Wirex from a range of departments, giving you a taste of what it’s like to work in crypto! 

To start, we’re speaking to Kirsty Coughlan, Head of Compliance and MLRO at Wirex! 

What is your title?

Head of Compliance & MLRO for UK and Lithuania

Where are you based?


How long have you worked at Wirex?

1 year

What does your typical day at work look like?

What a typical day!! No 2 days are the same! What is the most exciting part of your job? Working with the amazing team we have at Wirex

Continue the sentence: 'Being a woman in Wirex means am in!

40% of our team at Wirex are women. There is a perception that women are discouraged in getting involved in crypto and globally only 21% of crypto owners are women. This is not the case in Wirex

What would you do if you were not working in this department?

I would be working with flowers as that is my passion.

What are the top 3 skills needed for your job?

Attention to Detail, Support and Coordinate and be the voice of reason and communication for all things AML and Financial Crime.

To nominate yourself or someone you know, visit here before the 18th October.