Kristy Grant-Hart

Compliance and Ethics Program Strategist

Professional Speaker
Professor of Global Compliance and Ethics
Former Chief Compliance Officer


Noted Compliance and Ethics Expert as seen in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Compliance Week, Thomson Reuters, Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine, the FCPA Blog and Many Others

Kristy Grant-Hart is an expert at transforming compliance departments into in-demand business assets.  She's the author of the book, "How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer" and the "Wildly STRATEGIC Compliance Officer Workbook."  She's CEO of Spark Compliance Consulting, a London and Los Angeles-based consulting firm shortlisted for the Compliance Consulting Team of the Year at the 2016 Women in Compliance Awards.  She is a former professor at Delaware Law School, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics. 

Before launching Spark Compliance, Ms. Grant-Hart was the Chief Compliance Officer at United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in 65+ countries.  Ms. Grant-Hart was shortlisted for the 2015 Chief Compliance Officer of the Year award at the Women in Compliance awards. 

Ms. Grant-Hart began her legal career at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she worked in the firm’s Los Angeles and London offices. While at Gibson Dunn, her team was nominated for Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year at Thomson Reuter’s Compliance Awards. She is internationally-known professional speaker on compliance and ethics topics, and she has a monthly column in Compliance and Ethics Professoinal Magazine. She has advised Fortune 500 companies on international compliance, and created and revamped compliance programs for major companies in Europe and the United States. 

Ms. Grant-Hart graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Law School in California. She holds certification as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) and is a member of the California Bar.