20th Annual

UK AML/CTF & 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
08:15 Registration & Breakfast
09:00 Chair’s Welcome Address
  Adriana van der Goes-Juric, Chair, AMLP Forum
  Main Hall – Opening Keynote Addresses
09:05 The Home Office on the UK Government approach for combating financial crime and fraud
  Tom Bell, Deputy Director, Criminal Finances and Asset Recovery, Home Office
  Jemima Murray, Deputy Director, Head of Fraud Policy Home Office
  • The UK’s 2024 national priorities on ML, financial crime, fraud, kleptocracy & driving down sanctions evasion
  • Insights into the UK’s implementation strategies for the UK’s Economic Crime Plan 2, 2023/2026 and the UK’s ECCT Act of 23
  • The newly introduced UK’s Government Counter-Fraud Functional Strategy 2024 – 2027
  • The action plan against the use of money mules and financial exploitation
  • Enhancing the recovery of criminal assets through enhanced public-private intelligence sharing, reinforcing enforcement and investigative capacity
09.30 The NECC on the latest threats and progress on ECPT 2 implementation – current areas of focus and future plans
  Adrian Searle, Director, National Economic Crime Centre (NECC)
 09:50 HM Treasury on international trends in AML/CTF & UK’s response
  James Wright, Senior Policy Advisor, FATF and International, HM Treasury
  Laura Oakley, Head of the AML Unit, Domestic Branch, HM Treasury
  • Emerging trends in AML/CTF – firming up UK’s national priorities
  • Refreshing the UK’s National risk assessment of ML/TF for 2024
  • Improving the effectiveness of AML/CTF & Transfer of Funds Regs
  • Broadening the scope to encompass additional risks and sectors
  • Fraud – an integral link to ML in comprehensive financial crime reduction strategies
  • Overhauling UK’s AML/CTF regulatory and supervisory framework
10:15 Main Hall – FCA on its financial crime enforcement priorities 2024 – shifting the dial
  Lauren Rafter, Head of Department, Enforcement and Market Oversight, FCA
  • Main focus areas for 2024 – key points for the industry
  • Striking the balance between consumer duty and financial crime
  • Emerging risks to firms encompassing ML, sanctions and fraud
  • Expectations for a financial crime gap analysis, data and technology-led solutions
  • The importance of a robust outcome-focused approach in effective risk management
  • Providing a credible deterrent – unveiling firms that are under current investigations
10:15 Breakout: Room C3/C4Gambling hotspot: Meeting increasing regulatory demand in AML/CTF and fraud 
  John Pierce, Director of Enforcement, Gambling Commission
  Ross Ferguson, Head of AML and Player Protection, Genting Casinos UK
  Laura Kolens-Matley, Head of Anti Money Laundering UK and Ireland, Flutter Entertainment Plc
  Lead: Chris Elliott, Partner, Betting & Gaming Practice, Wiggin LLP 
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 and Compliance, Lloyd’s of London
  Howard Rawstron, Head of Economic Crime Risk Management Framework Team, Lloyd’s Banking
  Marc Fungard, Global Head of Financial Crime, Stripe
  Lead: Vesna McCreery, Managing Director, AML RightSource & previously Global Head of Financial Crime at Natwest & Barclays
12:15 Main Hall – FCDO, OFSI & OTSI economic & trade sanctions update – protecting UK’s interest
  Abigail Culank, DD, Sanctions Strategy, Legislation & Engagement, FCDO
  Anna Deibel-Jung, Deputy Director, OTSI
  Laura Brown, Head of Enforcement Strategy, OFSI, HM Treasury
  Lead: Susannah Cogman, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
13:00 Networking Lunch 
14:00 Main Hall – Prepare for the changes to the UK Companies House under the ECCT Act 2023 – key points for the industry
  Matthew Ray, DD, Company Law & Transparency, Department for Business and Trade (DBT)
  Martin Swain, Director of Intelligence and Law Enforcement Engagement, Companies House 
  Ted Datta, Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Moody’s
  Lead: Matt Allen, Head of Policy and Complex Advisory, Economic Crime, Santander UK
  • Implementing the first UK’s ECCT ACT 2023 measures at the UK Companies House – enhancing the reliability of data
  • New rules for all companies to provide including their registered office & email addresses – industry expectations
  • Insights into the newly required lawful purpose statements & intended future activities
  • Addressing emerging challenges related to reporting discrepancies for Overseas Entities
  • ACSPs and TCSPs – the EDD obligations and the verification responsibilities
  • Upholding the integrity of the public register – key points for the industry
14:45 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
  Nicola Horton, Director, Financial Crime, NatWest 
  Lead: Lee Hale, Global Head of Financial Crime, Ankura & previously Global Head of AML, Deutsche Bank  
14:45 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
  Kevin Newe, Illicit Finances Threat lead, Fraud Investigation Service, Economic Crime Strategy Unit, HMRC
  Dr. Liliya Gelemerova, Head of UK Financial Security & MLRO, Crédit Agricole CIB
  Lead: Anu Ratan, Director, EMEA Head of Regulatory Change and Global Programmes, BNY Mellon
15:30 Networking Tea/Coffee
16:00 Main Hall – Combating fraud and fulfilling the new obligation to compensate victims – bolstering defences 
  Debbie Price, Deputy Head of Division, Proceeds of Crime, Crown Prosecution Service
  Lucy Cumming, Head of Economic Crime Strategy & Government Affairs, CoLP
  Paul Maskall, Strategic Fraud Prevention and Behavioural Lead, UK Finance 
  Lead: Brian Dilley, Director, BD Consulting & previously Global MLRO, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Emerging threats – the national policing response to fraud, economic and cyber-crimes
  • Outline of the new UK national strategic priorities on fraud and link to ML
  • New UK legislation allowing PSPs to slow down outbound payment processing when suspicions of fraud or dishonesty arise
  • New compensation requirements & industry expectations – improving victims support
  • Bolstering law enforcement & prosecution powers – industry expectations 
16:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks
17:30 Canapés Reception – Courtesy of Lead Sponsor AML Rightsource

Masterclass Stream A


Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 09:00 – 12:30 GMT
08:15 Registration
09:00 Chair’s Welcome Address
09:10 Top ML, fraud & FinCrime typologies – key points for your compliance programme & reporting
  Emma Jayne-Turner, Reporter Engagement Manager, NCA
  Peter May, Managing Director, Group Head of Fraud, HSBC
  Susannah Cogman, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
10:30 Tea/ Coffee break
11:00 Dynamic risk assessment – responding to current ML, fraud, and other financial crime threats
  Phale Mcmillan, Head FC Risk Management and Deputy Group Chief Financial Crime Risk Officer
NatWest Group
  Matt Brown, Group Head of Financial Crime Detection, HSBC
  Lead: Rachel Sexton, Partner, Head of Risk Advisory, Ashurst Risk Advisory
12:25 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 – anticipating and preparing for fresh challenges
  Joseph Finn, Senior Sanctions Advisor, Willis Towers Watson
  Matt Allen, Head of Policy and Complex Advisory, Economic Crime, Santander UK
  Mike Casey, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  Neil Marshall, Partner Manager, FinScan
  Lead: Marcus Thompson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
15:00 Tea/ Coffee break
15:30 Trade finance – navigating evolving geopolitical, FC, sanctions & export controls risks
  Chris Po-Ba, Head of Sanctions, Lloyd’s of London
  Judy Barrage, Head of Regulation – Trading & Supply, Shell
  Simon Wilkin, Director, Anti-Financial Crime, Deutsche Bank
  Lead: Zia Ullah, Partner – Head of Corporate Crime & Investigations, Eversheds Sutherland
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

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