Vince O’Brien


Vince joined HM Customs & Excise in 2004 having worked previously in the military and private sectors, before moving to the Serious Organised Crime Agency in 2008. In SOCA, and subsequently the National Crime Agency, Vince has led intelligence, investigations and policy teams across a range of threats including border policing, international crime, drugs, firearms, dark web marketplaces, financial investigations and asset recovery. Vince moved to the National Economic Crime Centre in 2019 initially to lead on SARs Reform, the Proceeds of Crime Centre and the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce. Since 2021 Vince has been head of the UK Financial Intelligence Unit.







Vince O’Brien
Head of Strategy &