In this edition of Cordery Head to Head @ Home Cordery’s Jonathan Armstrong talks to Roy Snell. Roy Snell recently retired as the CEO of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). Together these associations now total more than 15,000 members. Roy was a co-founder and the organization’s first President.

Roy joins us from his home in Minneapolis.

Since retiring Roy has written two books on compliance – The Accidental Compliance Professional (see and IntegrityWorks: Tools and Skills To Build Integrity (see

They talk about a wide range of issues facing modern companies including the response to COVID-19 and how compliance officers have a role to play in modern business. They talk about the professionalization of compliance and the changes since the first meeting of compliance professionals in 2002. They talk about the 4 essential elements for a compliance officer outlined in Integrity Works and give real-life examples including the need to identify ‘helpful liars’ when dealing with compliance issues. They also talk about critical thinking and how to think and act in a crisis.

You can find out more about Roy here    

You can find out more about Cordery and its work here  You can also read about current issues in dealing with the pandemic here

You can watch the film with Richard Levick Jonathan mentions here You can view more Cordery Head to Head interviews here