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Heather O'Gorman
Head of Payment Services & Financial Crime Prevention
Financial Crime
     Payment Services
     
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Heather O'Gorman

Experience: Worked at Thistle for 2 years, expanding the Financial Crime Prevention and Payment Services departments. Her compliance career grew through the insurance sector, most recently within a Lloyd’s of London syndicate. Developed compliance knowledge both practically and academically, recently completing the ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering with a merit. An expert at deducing the most rational solution for clients compliance needs.


Life outside Thistle: Keen walker, enjoying weekends in the countryside. Passionate sewer, having tried her hand at everything from dressmaking to heraldic flags.


Interesting facts: Had dinner cooked at home by Gennaro Contaldo.

Nadia Lemard
Manager
Financial Crime
     Payment Services
     
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Nadia Lemard

Experience: Has spent her years to this point working in a variety of Financial Institutions starting her career in a well-known UK high street bank moving into FX and investment firms to finding her home at Thistle’s financial crime payment services team.

Life outside Thistle: Avid crossfitter, learning one class at a time, enjoying exercise is the key to personal growth. Alongside deadlifting 120kg Nadia enjoys travelling and has set a personal goal to visit all seven modern wonders of the world.

Interesting Fact: Nadia has shared a flight with the now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a route back from Barbados.

Jack Williams
Senior Associate
Financial Crime
     Payment Services
     
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Jack Williams

Experience: Joined Thistle’s Financial Crime & Payment Services team in Oct 2017. Prior to joining, spent two years in an operations role at a management consultancy company in London. Also spent two years volunteering at his university student newspaper, where he was News Editor. Has an MA in Governance & Corruption and is currently studying a CISI qualification in Combating Financial Crime.


Life outside Thistle: Keen video-gamer (especially indie horror games). Board-game enthusiast. Bookworm. Whovian. Struggling to learn French and coding. Long-suffering West Ham United supporter.


Interesting facts: Wanted to be a wrestler. Appeared in the background of a Harlem Shake video during a student occupation at university.

Melissa Cummings
Senior Associate
Financial Crime
     Payment Services
     
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Melissa Cummings

Experience: Senior Compliance Associate at Thistle since May 2019. Prior to her employment at Thistle, she worked in regulation and with a money remittance company.

 

Life outside Thistle: Avid gym goer who likes to dabble in a range of sporting activities i.e. Muay Thai, yoga, and dancing. She also likes reading, playing video and board games, playing her guitar and watching anime.

 

Interesting fact: She was born in Guyana, South America but also calls the Cayman Islands her home, as this is where she spent the majority of her life. She has however, also lived in Jamaica, Montserrat, the US and most recently, the UK.