19th Annual

UK AML & Financial Crime


24 - 25 April 2023

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




Thursday 28 April 2022
08:30  Registration
09:00  Chair’s Welcome Address
09:15  Home Office on the new UK’s Economic Crime Act and Plan 2022 Post-Brexit – key national priorities
  Owen Rowland, Deputy Director & Head of the Economic Crime Unit, Home Office
  Moderator: Adriana van der Goes-Juric, Chair, AMLP Forum
09:45  The FCA’s supervisory priorities 2022 – a commitment to a more proactive approach  
  Clive Gordon, Head of Financial Crime Specialist Supervision Department, FCA
  Moderator: Shahmeem Purdasy, Head of the Financial Crime, Bank of China (UK) Ltd &
previously Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and HMT
09:45  Breakout session B: HMRC supervision and enforcement agenda 2022
  Matthew Touzel, MSB & HVD Strategic Lead, Economic Crime Supervision, HMRC
  Moderator: Denisse Rudich, Senior Policy Advisor, The Sentry and previously at RUSI
09:45  Breakout session C: Gambling hotspot: Meeting rising regulatory standards – expectation
of the industry
  Claire Wilson, Lead AML/CTF Strategy, Gambling Commission
  Moderator: Neil Tyson, Director, Rightway Compliance
10:15  Tea/ Coffee
10:45  The greatest challenges in 2022 – taking forward an effective compliance programme with a holistic approach to financial crime
  Carol Smit, Executive Secretary, JMLSG
  Marcus Wogart, Group Head Financial Crime Risk, NatWest Group
  Steve Hyndman, Global Director of Financial Crime and IT Risk, Aviva Investors
  Moderator: Vesna McCreery, Managing Director, AML Rightsource & previously Global Head of Financial Crime at RBS and Barclays       
11:45  Post-Brexit economic sanctions priorities update – key points for the industry
  Mike Green, Senior Guidance & Sanctions Advisor, OFSI
  Katherine Wilde, Head of Wider Sanctions Policy , Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  Tristan Breslin, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for International Trade (DIT)  
  Moderator: Susannah Cogman, Partner & MLRO, Herbert & Smith Freehills
12:30  Lunch
13:30 Chair’s Welcome Back
13:30 Improving the integrity of the Public Register and the new Register of Overseas Entities
  Martin Swain, Director of Policy, Strategy and Planning, Companies House
  Moderator: Samar Pratt, EMEA Regional Leader on Financial Crime, Exiger & previously
Barclays Head of Compliance Assurance
14:00 CDD/KYC & client lifecycle management – driving effective processes & operational efficiency through a RBA, data, digitalisation & automation  
  Luke Fothergill, EMEA Head of AML, Citigroup
  Marta Lia Requeijo, Head of Financial Crime & MLRO, ClearBank
  Matt Allen, Head of Financial Crime Policy, Complex Advisory and External Engagement,
Santander UK
  Hugo Veazey, Financial Crime Compliance Industry Practice Lead, Moody’s Analytics
  Lead: Richard Grint, Senior MD and Head of anti-financial crime EMEA, FTI Consulting
14:00 Breakout session B: Building up an effective 1st & 2nd line of defence in effective risk management 
  Dhar Solanki, Global Anti-Financial Crime Officer & MLRO, Europe Arab Bank
  Linda Baskett, Global Head of Financial Crime, Computershare, until recently Aon UK
Financial Crime Director
  Lead: James Siswick, Chief Commercial Officer, Efficient Frontiers International (EFI)
14:00 Breakout session C: Virtual currencies & e-payments: now in scope – regulatory integration
& ML mitigation
  Joanna Jenkins, SVP Compliance EMEA, Crypto.com
  Paul Munson, Head of Compliance & MLRO, Solidi Crypto Currency Exchange & previously at FCA 
  Perpetua Gitungo, MLRO & Financial Crime Lead, Wise Ltd
  Lead: Ellen Zimiles, Global Head of Financial Services Advisory Practice, Guidehouse
15:00 Tea/ Coffee
15:30 Environmental & wildlife crimes – latest highlights & expectations of the industry
  Alexandria Reid, Lead of RUSI report on ‘Illegal Wildlife Trade and Illicit Finance in the UK
  Kevin Kelly, Chief Inspector & Head of UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit 
  Rob Wishart, Regional Coordinator AML – Global Investigations Unit EMEA, Citibank & previously CoLP DS and Head of Economic Crime Directorate
  Lead: Stephen Gentle, Partner Contentious Regulatory, Crime & Competition, Simmons & Simmons LLP
16:00 Law enforcement on combating ML & FC threats
  Debbie Price, Deputy Head of Division, Proceeds of Crime, CPS & until recently Head of the UK FIU, NCA
  Tim D. Wright, Deputy Lead Economic Crime, Metropolitan Police
  Nick Sharp, Deputy Director Economic Crime, HM Revenue & Customs
  Moderator: Martin Woods, Chair of Advisory Board, Global Compliance Institute & previously
MLRO at ABN AMRO Bank and Wachovia Bank
16:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks
17:00 Close of Main Seminar 

Pre-Seminar Masterclass Stream A


Wednesday 27 April 2022
08:30 Registration
09:00 Chair’s Welcome Address
09:10 Mapping your exposure against new ML & financial crime threats – a focus on KYC
and determining beneficial ownership
  Emerging ML & financial crime threats including Covid-related risks – the new vulnerabilities
• Lessons learnt from recent enforcement actions & latest leaks including the Pandora Papers
• Incorporating new UK government & regulatory advisory notices & lists
• New EBA guidance on acquisition & verification of information – rising compliance standards
• Driving an effective RBA to verifying beneficial ownership home & offshore – when & how much
• Case studies on prioritising, verifying & mitigating your higher risks – evolving best practice

  Alexandra Will, Director, Global Investigations & Compliance, Guidehouse
  Christopher Edwards, Partner, Mourant Ozanne Guernsey
  Roland Guennou, Director, Policy Implementation, Standard Chartered Bank
  Iqbal Azad, Director Intelligence & Investigations, Coinbase & previously at the Metropolitan Police
10:30 Coffee/Tea break
11:00  Tax evasion, avoidance & ML – best compliance and integrity risk management
  • UK & international measures to curb tax evasion
• HMRC – increasing use of their powers at home & abroad
• The ‘Pandora Papers’ – shining a light on the offshore
• Risk factors – e.g., Pillar 2 & substance requirements
• The reputational risks of tax evasion vs avoidance – where is the line?
• Understanding the motive of cross-border & offshore business – the good and the bad
• Effectively integrating tax compliance into your AML programme – evolving best practice
• Case studies – a look at key common industry compliance and integrity challenges & solutions
  Andy Caines, MLRO, CEMEA, DNB Bank ASA UK
  Jason Collins, Head, Tax Audits & Controversy, DLA Piper
  Jayne Newton, Director, Regulatory Expertise & Tax Evasion, Efficient Frontiers International
and previously Head of Operational and Employee Taxes at Lloyds Banking Group
12:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Stream A




Pre-Seminar Sanctions Masterclass Stream B


Wednesday 27 April 2022
13:00 Registration
13:30 Chair’s Welcome Address
13:40 Economic sanctions post-Brexit – tackling the new geopolitical challenges on both sides
of the Atlantic
  • Current economic & trade sanctions highlights
• Executing heightened sanctions against Russia & Belarus – overcoming the compliance complexities
• New ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ – key considerations
• Balancing EU blocking regulation with UK protection of trading interest
• New Chinese sanctions & countermeasures
• Building up your policies, risk assessment, due diligence & screening – evolving best practices
• Sanctions, export control & enforcement trends
• Case studies on useful approaches to overcoming current sanctions compliance challenges

  Chris Po-Ba, Senior Manager, Financial Crime (Sanctions), Lloyd’s
  Mike Casey, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  Susannah Cogman, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
15:00 Coffee/Tea break
15:30 Mitigating the ML & sanctions risks in trade & proliferation finance – raising the bar
  • Latest developments and international coordinated efforts to combat TBML & proliferation finance
• Assessing your trade & proliferation finance risks – the regulatory expectations
• EDD/KYCC evolving best compliance practice
• Current risk indicators and red flags to watch for
• Digitalising trade finance through blockchain & information sharing – the new trends
• Crypto in the context of trade – mitigating the ML risks
• Case studies – contrast and compare
  Clare Wilson, Head of Financial Crime Risk and MLRO, BACB and previously Director,
Group MLRO Office, HSBC Group
  Leanard Phillip, Head of Financial Crime Europe & UK MLRO, Bank ABC
  Kaushika Ruwangalla, Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Trade & Receivables Finance,
HSBC Group
  Zia Ullah, Partner, Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations, Eversheds Sutherland
16:55 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 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