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Assessing Fitness
& Probity with Confidence

Best Practices and Guidance For Maintaining Your F&P Program

Join StarCompliance and Mazars virtually for the last installment of our four-part individual accountability regime education series as we dive into Fitness and Probity.

Fitness & Probity isn’t new, but it is in the spotlight as the Central Bank of Ireland looks to strengthen and enhance it under the Individual Accountability Framework. Regardless of whether your firm will be in-scope of the IAF, Fitness & Probity is an area of compliance many firms struggle to comply with efficiently due to its resource intensive nature.

To help you improve your F&P processes, Star’s Gary Muchmore is sitting down with Kian Caulwell of Mazars and Star colleague Andy Atkinson, to provide practical guidance and tips on topics such as:

  • Controlled functions and the proper classification of employees.
  • Preemptive steps firms can take to avoid sanctions.
  • Frequent miss-steps firms make and how to avoid them.
  • Processes perfect for automation.
  • Fit-for-purpose technology and how to leverage it.

Expert Speakers


Kian-Caulwell-Tenders LPKian Caulwell

Kian Caulwell is a Partner and Head of Financial Services Consulting, responsible for delivering regulatory consulting and risk assurance services to Mazars financial services clients. Kian is Mazars’ Individual Accountability Framework Lead, drawing on his UK experience of assisting firms to implement Senior Manager and Certification Regime requirements. With over 15 years financial services experience; he regularly advises financial services institutions in the areas of corporate governance, risk management regulatory compliance and internal audit. 


Andy Atkinson Profile PicAndy Atkinson

Andy Atkinson joined StarCompliance in 2022 and is the Head of Product Management for Star’s Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and Training & Competency (T&C) solutions. Andy has over 25 years of experience in product management, business development, and business analysis. He’s dedicated more than 15 years of his career to the financial services sector, delivering solutions to support regulated entities in the UK for Training & Competency and the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR). As global accountability regimes continue to emerge, Andy is using his deep knowledge and understanding of SMCR to develop fit for purpose solutions that can meet the needs of accountability regimes around the globe. Prior to Star, Andy worked at Redland Business Solutions and Mutual Vision.


Gary Muchmore

Gary Muchmore

As Head of International Business Development, Gary is responsible for helping drive StarCompliance’s growth outside of North America, with a focus on go-to-market strategy, industry relationships/partnerships and sales & marketing enablement.

Gary joined Star in October 2022 having spent over 40 years in the software industry predominantly in the Fintech/Regtech sector. His previous roles include Chief Executive at both Redland and Worksmart, Managing Director at N4, General Manager at Iress and Sales Director at Intuitive. Gary began his career as a mainframe programmer and is a qualified Systems Analyst and IBM Systems Engineer.