19th Annual  

UK AML & Financial Crime


24 - 25 April 2023

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





Main Seminar

Monday 24 April 2023, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
08:30 Registration
09:00 Chair’s Welcome Address
  J. Adriana Juric, Chair, AMLP Forum
09:15 Main Hall: Home Office AML/CTF and Financial Crime update
  The New UK’s Economic Crime Plan 2, 2023/2026 including the SARs Reform – firming up national strategic priorities
  Lynsey Lauer, Deputy Director, Lead of the UK Economic Crime Plan, Economic Crime Portfolio Delivery, Home Office
  The latest on the UK’s Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Bill & Companies House Reform 
  Maria Hannan, Deputy Director, Lead of the Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Bill, Criminal Finances & Asset Recovery, Home Office
  Matthew Ray, Deputy Director, Company Law & Transparency, Department for Business and Trade (BEIS)
10:00 Main Hall: FCA on its Business Plan 23/24 & supervisory priorities 2023 – a commitment to a more proactive approach
  • New FCA’s Business Plan 23/24 & supervision priorities 2023 – a commitment to reducing & preventing financial crime
  • Emerging ML, fraud, market abuse & sanctions risks to firms – a focus on proactive supervision including risk-assessments & advanced analytics
  • Expectations on data-led and degree of tailoring of RegTech solutions – the importance of an outcome-focused approach
  • Developing a broader regulatory & supervision regime for crypto assets – mitigating the nested financial crime risks
  • Providing a credible deterrent – a strengthened approach to the use of regulatory tools and enforcement actions
  Andrew Wigston, Head of Financial Crime Dept, FCA
  Lead: Ronya Naim, Head of Financial Crime & MLRO, ClearBank
10:00 Breakout: Room C3/C4 – The future of AML supervision in the legal sector – moving towards a more robust AML framework
  Amy Bell, Chair of the Law Society’s ML Task force & Head of risk and compliance, QualitySolicitors
  Colette Best, Director of AML, Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  Lead: Emma Oettinger, Head of Financial Crime and Risk, Ashurst & Member of the Law Society ML Task Force
10:30 Networking Tea/Coffee
10:45 Main Hall: Addressing the greatest financial crime challenges in 2023 – the new drivers & how to flex your compliance programme while balancing effectiveness with efficiency
  Adriana Beer, Head of AML, HSBC UK
  Carol Smit, Executive Secretary, JMLSG
  Kurt Rowe, Group Head of Financial Crime & UK & International Head of Data Protection, Intact Insurance
  Paul Laffan, Head of Financial Crimes Compliance EMEA, State Street
  Lead: Vesna McCreery, MD AML RightSource UK and previously Group Head of Financial Crime at Barclays 
12:00 Main Hall: The latest on financial sanctions, trade controls & enforcement strategies – a focus on the updated Monetary Penalties Guidance, Russia & Belarus
  • Implementing the new financial sanctions & trade controls strategies related to Russia & Belarus
  • OFSI updated Guidance on Monetary Penalties & Enforcement – ownership & control due diligence expectations
  • Developments in UK strategic import/export controls – impact on the processing of payments
  • The Oil Price Cap reporting obligations including each party in the supply chain
  • Targeting sanctions evasion, its facilitation & malign influence network – key points for the industry
  • Meeting ‘Strict Liability’ – the new enforcement approach & consequences for business
  Ant Parham, Head – Sectoral Measures, Sanctions Directorate, FCDO
  Luke Jewell, Head of Sanctions Enforcement, OFSI 
  Lead: Marcus Thompson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Main Hall: Improving the integrity of the UK Companies’ Register – a focus on the Register of Overseas Entities, ACSPs, TCSPs, discrepancy reporting & compliance
  • Enhancing the quality of financial information – a progress update
  • Register of Overseas Entities & new discrepancy reporting guidance
  • ACSPs & TCSPs – widening the scope & new verification obligations
  • Restricting the use of corporate directors with ‘legal personality’
  • Compliance & enforcement – key points for the industry
  Martin Swain, Director of Intelligence & Law Enforcement Engagement, Companies House
  Lead: Sarah Hawes, Head of Corporate Knowledge, Herbert Smith Freehills
14:00 Main Hall: Developing an effective RBA to CDD, perpetual KYC, ownership/control & digitalisation – navigating increasing regulatory demands, current geopolitical risks & data privacy rules
  • Top trends shaping the RBA to CDD, perpetual KYC, ownership/control & higher risks
  • Navigating the most pertinent regulatory demands, geopolitical risks, sanctions & data privacy rules
  • Driving a targeted risk-based approach for effective client lifecycle management & operational efficiency
  • Moving from periodic to perpetual KYC – the benefits, new solutions and challenges to overcome
  • Digitalisation, automation & real-time data enrichment – revolutionising outdated practices
  Aaron Elliott-Gross, Head of Financial Crime and Fraud, Revolut
  Alex Pillow, Director – KYC strategy, Moody’s Analytics
  Stuart Whitby, Head of Customer, BUK Financial Crime, Barclays UK
  Lead: Rachel Sexton, Partner & UK Head of Risk Advisory, Ashurst LLP
14:00 Breakout: Room C3/C4 – The evolving role of RegTech & data analytics in financial crime risk management & driving operational efficiency
  Charles Brown, Head of Community, Blackdot Solutions
  Neil Isherwood, Compliance SME Leader, Dun & Bradstreet
  Wolfgang Berner, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Hawk AI
  Will Monk, Chief Product Officer, Napier
  Lead: Denisse Rudich, Technical Expert, Council of Europe
14:00 Breakout: Room C33/C34 – Crypto assets – mitigating the nested financial crime risks & current state of regulation
  Evan Benge, Financial Crime Manager, Coinbase & previously at the FCA
  Jill Lorimer, Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP 
  Paul Laffan, Head of Financial Crimes Compliance EMEA, State Street
  Lead: Anu Ratan, Global FCC Strategic Lead, Bank of New York Mellon
14:45 Networking Tea/ Coffee
15:15 Main Hall: Information & intelligence sharing post-UK Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill – improving the current regime
  • The new information sharing provisions across the private sector 
  • Sharing intelligence pre & post suspicions – practical considerations
  • The types of situations the industry will be able to share under the new power
  • Who will bear the legal and reputational risks, when the power is used?
  Donald Toon, Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation & Strategy, NatWest & previously Director at the NCA
  John Stephens, Legal Counsel, Financial Crime , Barclays Bank
  Peter Dale-Skinner, Head of Monitoring and Assurance, Financial Crime & Compliance, Lloyds of London
  Lead: Shahmeem Purdasy, Head of the Financial Crime Compliance Team, Bank of China    
15:15 Breakout: Room C33/C34 – Gambling hotspot: Meeting rising regulatory standards in financial crime compliance & responsible gambling – overcoming the new challenges including problem gambling with employees & customers
  Matt Smith, Head of External Affairs, Betknowmore UK 
  Norma Campbell, Head of Digital Compliance, Betfred & previously at the Gambling Commission
  Paula Murphy, UK Business Development Manager, Mindway AI
  Lead: Neil Tyson, Financial Crime Advisor, Rightway Compliance
16:00 Main Hall: Law Enforcement on tackling emerging financial crime threats including fraud & the vital role of intelligence sharing
  Emma Luxton, Head of Proceeds of Crime and International Assistance Division, Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  His Honour Judge Michael Hopmeier, Southwark Crown Court
  Simon Welch, National Coordinator NPCC Financial Investigation Portfolio, City of London Police
  Lead: Richard Lowe, Nominated Officer at Santander UK & previously Principal Officer at the NCA
16:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks 
  J. Adriana Juric, Chair, AMLP Forum
17:30 Canapes Reception – The White Horse, 2, Exchange Square, 2 Appold St, London EC2M 2QA
20:00 Close of Main Seminar



Masterclass Stream A 


Tuesday 25 April 2023, 09:00 – 12:30 GMT
08:30 Registration
09:00 Chair’s Welcome Address
09:10 An inside track into lessons learnt from the latest enforcement actions – driving good AML compliance and effective SARs reporting
  • New proposed changes to the UK Economic Crime Bill including ‘failure to prevent fraud’ offence
  • Lessons learnt from the latest enforcement actions – strengthening your defences & internal culture
  • Case study – implementing those lessons, managing risk and quality SAR reporting
  • From fined to fine: a deep dive into Ghana International Bank
  Mario Menz, Head of Compliance and MLRO, Ghana International Bank
  Nicola Dunleavey, Head of Investigative Reporting, UK, HSBC
  Susannah Cogman, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
10:30 Tea/ Coffee break
11:00 Risk assessment & appetite refresh – assessing the new financial crime & proliferation financing risks
  • Incorporating the new financial crime & proliferation financing risks including the latest FATF expectations &
    the FCA notices
  • Streamlining your risk assessment process across the FinCrime disciplines
  • Automating the risk assessment & integrating AML data for the current view on risks for improved efficiency & allocation of resources
  • Risk mitigation – identifying synergy and efficiency gains through data and technology
  • Case studies on evolving best practice compliance
  Anu Ratan, Global FCC Strategic Initiatives Lead, Bank of New York Mellon
  Alex Brenig-Jones, Head of Financial Crime Insights, NatWest Group
  Rob Cutler, Chief Growth Officer, EFI & previously Global Head of CDD/KYC at ING
12:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Stream A




Masterclass Stream B


Tuesday 25 April 2023, 13:30 – 17:00 GMT
12:30 Registration
13:30 Chair’s Welcome Address
13:40 Economic sanctions & export controls – ensuring compliance with rapidly changing restrictions
  • Addressing current geopolitical, sanctions & export control risks related to Russia & Belarus
  • Implementing OFSI Guidance on ownership & control
  • Balancing your response to neutral countries e.g., China, Turkey & UAE among others
  • Tackling sanctions evasion in complex networks of front companies, shipping, supply chain & 3rd parties
  • Reporting to OFSI, NCA or the FCA – interlink to AML
  • Case studies on current risks & useful approaches to overcoming sanctions compliance challenges
  Mike Casey, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati & previously at the U.S. Federal District Court
  Chrisol Correia, Head Financial Crime Risk Management, Facctum
  David Robertson, Head of Financial Crime, Beazley
  Richard Dunmall, EMEA Head of Sanctions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  Suzie Ogilvie, Global Head of Financial Crime and Sanctions, Freshfields
15:00 Tea/ Coffee break
15:30 Trade & proliferation finance – managing increasing regulatory, financial crime & sanctions risks
  • Latest developments including impact of the import/export control & proliferation financing strategies
    on your compliance programme
  • Overcoming the challenges of operationalising the oil price cap – practical considerations
  • Russia’s use of dark fleets & expectations of the industry – your key mitigation measures
  • Proactive approach to risk assessment, KYC, beneficial ownership & counterparties
  • Case studies on current challenges, risk indicators, red flags to watch for and practical solutions
  Andrew Caines, MLRO, DNB Bank London Branch
  Zia Ullah, Partner, Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations, Eversheds Sutherland
  Marcus Peckham, Senior Advisor Trade Finance and Lending Business Line AFC, Deutsche Bank
17:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Stream B



CPD Points

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

Discount Offers

  • Member fee applies to those who have a paid membership and to academics, government, law enforcement & charity delegates
  • Bring 2 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 discounts.


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