April Thomas

April Thomas

Director

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April Thomas joined Walkers Professional Services in 2022 as Director, Professional Services and oversees the fiduciary and regulatory compliance service lines in Bermuda. April has over a decade of experience in the provision of fiduciary and corporate governance services to wide variety of structures, including regulated financial institutions, asset protection and estate planning vehicles for high and ultra high net worth individuals, private trust companies, as well as pension, purpose and charitable trusts.

April has extensive experience navigating the Bermuda regulatory environment, and coordinates a range of regulatory compliance services for clients, such as independent audit, policy review, regulatory onsite preparation and remediation, and outsourced compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer functions.

Prior to joining Walkers Professional Services, April was Counsel and Compliance Officer at a boutique trust and corporate service provider with offices in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands and practiced in the private client department of a midsize Bermuda law firm.  She began her legal career as a corporate attorney at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Montreal, Canada.

Admitted In:
Bermuda
Quebec, Canada (not practising)

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) (with Great Distinction), McGill University, Canada
Bachelor of Arts, Acadia University, Canada
Professional Member of the International Compliance Association (MICA)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner

April sits on the Bermuda Branch Committee of the International Compliance Association. She is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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