The Compliance Officer within a company is the individual responsible for supervision and management of compliance-related issues. At Cotecna, the Compliance Officer is a member of senior management appointed to the position by the Cotecna Group Board, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.
The Compliance Officer is responsible for coordinating implementation of the Compliance Programme, which typically involves:
- designing and implementing internal controls, policies and procedures to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
- managing audits and investigations into regulatory and compliance issues
- responding to requests for information from regulatory bodies.
The Compliance Officer is supported by senior managers throughout the Group who take responsibility for implementing the Compliance programme in their own area of responsibility.