Linda BaskettFinancial Crime Director at Aon Service Corporation
Linda has 19 years’ experience of preventing and detecting Financial Crime. Starting her career in the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (of what was then the National Criminal Intelligence Service), Linda began developing Suspicious Activity Reports submitted by the UK regulated sector into intelligence packages for dissemination to law enforcement agencies. Moving on, she led a team dedicated to developing intelligence for the unit’s largest customers, the Metropolitan Police and National Crime Squad. This work culminated in several arrests in two high profile Operations (Anuric – Colombian drug smuggling and Trident – black on black gun crime). Linda was then promoted to the role of Intelligence Officer on the consent desk following the introduction of the Proceeds of Crime Act, where she advised the regulated sector on the consent process and their reporting obligations.
Linda went on to qualify as an Accredited Financial Investigator with the National Crime Squad. As part of the Reflex Money Laundering Investigation Team, Linda worked in a multi-agency environment focused on identifying and confiscating the proceeds of immigration crimes.
In 2005, Linda decided to move into the private sector, where she has held a number of Financial Crime roles in the Insurance sector. These focused on policy, training, risk assessments, reporting, screening and becoming a trusted advisor to the business. Linda has also spent a number of years working in the data privacy and information security space.
Linda joined Aon in April 2016 to lead the Financial Crime Team in the UK. Her current role covers general insurance, reinsurance, pensions, investments, life insurance and health products across a number of UK entities. As the largest Financial Crime Team at Aon, Linda also works closely with the Global team to ensure a global approach to financial crime risk. Linda also holds the SMF17 for two Aon entities.