Ms. Hipkiss serves the firm as Chief Compliance Officer. She joined Hines in 2006 as a member of the European investment management team. She had a central role in the firm’s response to new European financial services regulations and then transitioned into a dedicated compliance role for Europe. She has expanded her role across Hines globally and has played a crucial role in the development and firmwide rollout of the revamped Hines Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and spearheaded efforts to comply with new and expanding privacy protections, such as EU GDPR. She enabled business growth—accounting for hundreds of millions in AUM—by supporting the launch of new funds, advising on local rules governing capital raising, leading an expansion of regulatory registrations, and supporting launch of the RIA in the U.S.
Hipkiss earned her BSc (Psychology) from Durham University and her MSc (Urban Regeneration) from University College London. She also received her Professional Diploma (Governance, Risk & Compliance) from Manchester University. She is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.