Ashley Shillingford – BNY Mellon

Principal, Digital Assets Risk & Compliance

Ashley Shillingford – BNY Mellon

Principal, Digital Assets Risk & Compliance


Ashley Shillingford is currently leading the design and delivery of the Risk & Compliance framework for Digital Assets at BNY Mellon.

She manages across the Digital Assets Risk & Compliance program, which provides oversight and challenge for all Digital Asset related initiatives and ensures effective management and coordination across the Risk and Compliance disciplines (including Technology, Third Party, Operational Risk, Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance).

She partners directly with the business to develop new Digital Asset product proposals, driving proactive risk management throughout the development life cycle, as well contributing to thought leadership in the space, building on her considerable experience and expertise in the Digital Assets industry.

Previously, Ashley held roles building and leading the compliance function at a technology-focused digital challenger bank in the UAE, as well as various roles in Financial Crime Compliance and Program and Change Management at Standard Chartered Bank in New York.

Ashley is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI), and holds a Chainalysis Cryptocurrency Fundamentals Certification (CCFC), among other training and experience at the intersection of risk, compliance, digital assets, and technology.

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