Leteisha Sandy Marks



LaTeisha A.R. Sandy-Marks is a Barrister and Solicitor with fifteen (15) years of AML/CFT/CPF experience. She ia also a Notary Public and holds an LLM in Legislative Drafting. She joined the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in June 2009 as a Legal Officer and was appointed Deputy Director in February 2016 and Director on September 1st, 2018.

Prior to her  appointment as Director she was responsible for making representations on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General in civil forfeiture and civil recovery matters, prosecution of money laundering cases alongside the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the preparation of legal documents, and facilitating stakeholder training.

LaTeisha is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and is a trained Fourth Round Assessor of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and participated in the Fourth Round Mutual Evaluation (MEV) of Antigua and Barbuda as the Legal Expert. She has served as a member of the WGFI subworking group and as a Reviewer. LaTeisha was also the inaugural President of the Caribbean Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network (ARIN-CARIB).  She is also the former Chairperson of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Commission on Crime Prevention. She has benefitted from a wide range of training including from the Financial Action Task Force Training and Research Institute (FATF TREIN), Busan, and the Small Countries Financial Management Programme, Isle of Man/Oxford. She is also the Deputy Chairperson of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee and the Mutual Evaluation Coordinator for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ 2023 MEV.

Having dedicated her entire professional career to ensuring the social and economic security of Vincentians and by extension the regional and international community, LaTeisha remains passionate about the field of AML/CFT/CPF and is always ready and willing to share the lessons she’s learned over the years.