20th Annual

UK AML & Financial Crime


24 - 25 April 2024

Held hybrid – Hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills, City of London 


Main Seminar

Thursday, 25 April 2024, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
08:30 Registration & Breakfast
09:00 Chair’s Welcome Address
  Adriana van der Goes-Juric, Chair, AMLP Forum
  Main Hall – Opening Keynote Addresses
09:10 Home Office on the new UK’s strategy to tackle financial crime and fraud
  Tom Bell, Deputy Director, Criminal Finances and Asset Recovery, Home Office
 09:45 HM Treasury on international trends in AML/CTF & UK’s response
  • Emerging trends in AML/CTF – firming up UK’s national priorities
  • Refreshing the UK’s National risk assessment of ML/TF for 2024
  • Broadening the scope to encompass additional risks and sectors
  • Sanctions – staying ahead of spot emerging risks
  • Fraud – an integral link to ML in comprehensive financial crime reduction strategies
  • Overhauling UK’s AML/CTF regulatory and supervisory framework
  Jennie Haslett, Head of International Branch, Sanctions and Illicit Finance Team, HM Treasury
10:15 Main Hall – FCA on its financial crime enforcement priorities 2024 – shifting the dial on financial crime
  • Looking ahead – key four focus areas for 2024
  • Striking the balance between consumer duty and financial crime
  • Emerging risks to firms encompassing ML, sanctions and fraud
  • Expectations on the data and technology-led solutions
  • The importance of a robust outcome-focused approach in effective risk management of financial crime & sanctions risks
  • Providing a credible deterrent – step up in oversight
  Lauren Rafter, Head of Department, Enforcement and Market Oversight Division, FCA
10:15 Breakout: Room C33/C34Gambling hotspot: Meeting increasing regulatory demand in AML/CTF, fraud and safer gambling
  Jason Chess, Partner, Betting & Gaming, Wiggin LLP
  Ross Ferguson, Head of AML and Player Protection, Genting Casinos UK
  Gambling Commission (TBC)
  Lead: Neil Tyson, Financial Crime Advisor, Rightway Compliance
10:45 Networking Tea/Coffee
11:15 Main Hall – Addressing the greatest financial crime challenges in 2024 – the new drivers and how to flex your compliance programme while balancing consumer duty with financial crime
  Carol Smit, Executive Secretary, JMLSG
  Emma Hardaker, Head of Financial Crime & Compliance, Lloyd’s of London (TBC)
  Joanne Phizacklea, UK Money Laundering Reporting Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co
  Lead: Vesna McCreery, Managing Director, AML RightSource & previously Global Head of Financial Crime at Natwest & Barclays
12:00 Main Hall – FCDO, OFSI and OTSI’s  economic & trade sanctions update – protecting UK’s interest
  Laura Brown, Head of Enforcement Strategy – OFSI, HM Treasury
  FCDO – Speaker to be confirmed 
12:45 Networking Lunch 
13:45 Main Hall – Enhancing beneficial ownership transparency & companies house data integrity 
  • Implementing the first changes to the UK Companies House under the ECCT Act 2023
  • New rules for all companies to provide both their registered office & email addresses
  • Insights into the newly required lawful purpose statements and intended future activities
  • Enhancing the quality of information – using data matching to identify and remove inaccurate information
  • Addressing the new challenges related to reporting discrepancies for Overseas Entities
  • The new verification responsibilities for ACSPs and TCSPs including the new obligations for EDD
  • Upholding the integrity of the public register – enforcing stricter compliance and stepping up enforcement efforts
  Matthew Ray, DD, Company Law & Transparency, Department for Business and Trade (DBT)
  Sarah Whitehead, Director of Strategy, Policy and External Communications, Companies House
  Ted Datta, Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Moody’s Analytics
  Lead: Matt Allen, Head of Policy and Complex Advisory, Economic Crime, Santander UK
14:15 Main Hall – Evolving trends in KYC compliance – adopting best practices to address recent regulatory demands through effective utilisation of data, digitalisation & AI
  Chris Kiew-Smith, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime Prevention & Digital Assets, Citigroup
  Warren Tomlinson, Financial Crime Compliance Director, ClearBank
  NatWest – TBC
  Lead: Lee Hale, Global Head of Financial Crime, Ankura & previously Global Head of AML, Deutsche Bank  
14:15 Breakout: Room C3/C4 – Modernising your three lines of defence for effective risk and regulatory change management – enhancing accountability and coordination
  Al Catto, MD, Financial Crime Compliance, Beyond FS
  Sara Brunsdon-McVeigh, First Line Head of Financial Crime Prevention, SEB
  Sean Holohan, until recently Global Head of Compliance Assurance, Barclays
Breakout: Room C33/C34 – Tackling ESG-related financial crime risks – preparing for the implementation of countdown in 2024
  Celia Lambert-Alcantara, Head of Sustainable Finance & ESG Compliance, Crédit Agricole CIB
  Helen Bowdren, Partner, Social and Governance (ESG), Dentons
  Kevin Newe, Criminal Finances Strategy, Fraud Investigation Service, Proceeds of Crime, HMRC
  Dr. Liliya Gelemerova, Head of UK Financial Security & MLRO, Crédit Agricole CIB
15:00 Networking Tea/Coffee
  Law Enforcement Hotspot
15:30 Main Hall – NCA’s roadmap for ECCTA 2023 implementation, current milestones, and future plans – key points for the industry
  Adrian Searle, Director, National Economic Crime Centre (NECC)
16:00 Main Hall – Detecting and preventing fraud: your compensation to victims’ obligations – how to bolster your defences
  Debbie Price, Deputy Head of Division, Proceeds of Crime, Crown Prosecution Service
  Lucy Cumming, Head of Economic Crime Strategy & Government Affairs, City of London Police
Paul Maskall, Principal – Strategic Fraud Prevention and Behavioural Lead, UK Finance (TBC)
  Lead: Brian Dilley, Director, BD Consulting & until recently Global MLRO, Lloyds Banking Group

Masterclass Stream A


Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 09:00 – 12:30 GMT
08:30 Registration
09:00 Chair’s Welcome Address
09:10 Top ML and financial crime typologies – key points for your compliance programme and SARs reporting
10:30 Tea/ Coffee break
11:00 Enhancing your risk assessment to align with current threats including those related to fraud, and terrorist financing
12:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Stream A




Masterclass Stream B


Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 13:30 – 17:00 GMT
12:30 Registration
13:30 Chair’s Welcome Address
13:40 Economic sanctions and export controls – anticipating and preparing for upcoming fresh challenges on both sides of the Atlantic
15:00 Tea/ Coffee break
15:30 Preventing Russia’s sanctions evasion – staying ahead of shifting risks, trade finance challenges and increasing regulatory demands
17:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Stream B




Please complete the registration form to confirm your place. For enquiries, including PO. numbers and multiple bookings, contact us at fc@amlpforum.com

This event is held in hybrid format – delegates are able to attend in person or virtually.

Discount Offers

  • Early bird discount 10% if you book by 1 March 2024
  • Member fee applies to those who have a paid membership and to academics, government, law enforcement & charity delegates
  • Bring 3 or more delegates – receive a 10% discount
  • Book both the Seminar & Masterclass – receive a 10% discount
  • ICA, ICM, ACCA, WMBA members receive a 10% discount (non-members only)
    *Discount offers cannot be combined e.g. if you are eligible for a member discounted fee, you cannot claim additional discount


Certificate of Attendance will be provided to claim your CPD Points.

  • Eligibility: Sign-in required
  • Records: Retained for 5 years
  • CPD Points: 7 for Main Seminar and 3.5 for each Masterclass Stream