Andrea Plazas is RUSIs Risk and Compliance Manager. As part of Central Services she works closely with the senior management and research teams to ensure RUSI manages the risks it is exposed to adequately and complies with its legal and contractual obligations. As a Risk and Compliance Manager, Andrea is in charge of overseeing RUSIs risk management policies and implementing adequate controls and procedures to effectively prevent unlawful and/or unethical behaviour, as well as responding to any incidents rapidly and efficiently.
Prior to joining RUSI, Andrea worked for five years as a lawyer in a Colombian law firm, in the Corporate Crime, Compliance and Investigations practice. She holds an MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security from the University of Edinburgh and a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.