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Anna Sans Manager, AML Solutions

Anna is the Manager of the Audit and Consulting Division at AML Solutions and oversees the delivery of AML/CFT services to Reporting Entities.

This division has now assisted over 1,800 companies since 2012, and this includes the completion of approximately 1,000 AML/CFT Audits.

Anna has worked at both PwC in Spain and KPMG in New Zealand and has a strong Audit background. Anna specialises in AML/CFT and has excellent experience and understanding of the AML/CFT Act and issued guidance.

Andrew Freeman-Greene Product Dev/Strategy Manager, AMLHub

Andrew has broad experience in product development in the banking, investment, and funds management sectors. Andrew was also the founder and compliance officer for a NZ & UK (FSA) regulated boutique funds management business which he ran for over a decade specialising in computer automated decision making.

Andrew has project managed the successful rollout of the AMLHub, an end to end cloud based (SaaS) AML/CFT platform that now has over 10,000 registered users.

Andrew Holmes Deputy Director Operations, AML Group, Dept. of Internal Affairs

Andrew Holmes is the Deputy Director Operations of the AML Group at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Andrew has worked for DIA since 2013. Before working at DIA he held various roles at Immigration New Zealand and was a sworn detective at the New Zealand Police.

Andrew is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has been part of several country Mutual Evaluations undertaken by FATF.

Andrew holds an LLM (Hons) from the University of Auckland.

Brandt Botha Principal Adviser, Supervision, FMA

Brandt Botha joined the FMA early in 2016 and is the Principal Adviser in the Supervision Team. Since joining the FMA he has been involved in a variety of AML activities which included provision of AML/CFT Training to FMA Reporting Entities, onsite monitoring visits, s59 Audit reviews and participated in the FMA Sector Risk Assessment. Prior to joining the FMA Brandt has worked in the financial sector in various roles including internal audit, fraud investigations, security management and AML management both in New Zealand and abroad. Brandt holds a Bachelors in Commerce, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and gained his CAMS qualifications in 2017.

Karen Jackson Director, CDD Outsourcing Ltd

Karen is the founder and Managing Director of Real Estate marketing finance specialist, Lifestyle Finance. With nearly 25-years of experience in the industry, Karen soon identified the potential difficulties Real Estate Agencies (and their Agents) were going to have when managing the AML legislation that came into force in January 2019. Karen established CDD Outsourcing which provides invaluable support for Reporting Entities wanting to manage their CDD obligations seamlessly. When she’s not arranging great finance deals for her clients, or managing their AML risk, you’re likely to find Karen running a marathon. Or training for the next one

Claire Piper Director, Fiducia

Claire has been working in the New Zealand AML/CFT compliance industry since 2014. Through her AML/CFT compliance consulting firm, Fiducia, Claire specialises in the creation of Risk Assessments and Compliance Programmes, and assisting clients with their compliance obligations.

Her focus is on using technology, plain English, and fresh ideas to make compliance work for, not against, New Zealand businesses. She's currently working on new projects in digital AML/CFT compliance products and trade finance.

Karty Mayne Founder, Rosewill Consulting Limited

Karty has over 20 years of financial services, management, risk and compliance experience.

Karty was previously a Manager in the Supervision Team at the Financial Markets Authority with a key focus on licensing, monitoring and drafting guidance.

Karty is a member of the Institute of Directors, Governance NZ and Association of Certificated Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Karty and the team at Rosewill Consulting provide services specialising in AML/CFT Audits, Compliance Officer training and Development of Risk Assessments and Compliance Programmes.

Daniel Raff Chief Executive Officer, Strategi Group

Daniel Relf brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services, professional services and ICT industries across both New Zealand and Australia including Simplicity KiwiSaver, Tax Management NZ, 2degrees and Vodafone. .

He leads the Strategi team who are passionate about equipping the broader financial services, legal, accounting and real estate sector with compliance, education and training services to enable clients to be compliant to legislation and deliver the best possible advice and service to all Kiwis.

Dylan Gallagher Senior Consultant, AML Solutions

Dylan has a background in Finance and Management and has worked for AML Solutions for over 2 years and has assisted well over 75 Reporting Entities with their AML programmes.

Dylan specialises in assisting Reporting Entities with their post implementation health checks, the development of compliance documentation including Risk Assessments, Compliance Programmes and the integration of effective AML policies, procedures and controls into pre-existing business practices. Dylan also specialises in conducting AML Audits.

Ferdinand Balfoort Board Advisor, Transparency International (NZ)

Ferdinand is a global professional advisor and academic in the areas of Impact/ESG Advisory, governance, compliance, financial and integrated impact reporting. He is experienced in ensuring compliance with a wide range of international regulatory and stock exchange rules, as well as auditing, fraud and corruption investigations internationally.

He is a Director of the Board of Transparency International (TI) New Zealand with responsibility for Anti-Corruption pledges related to AML and CFT. Ferdinand is a Chartered Accountant (CAANZ) and Certified Internal Auditor (IIA). He holds a Master in Commerce and Accounting from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Fiona Hall Sole Practitioner, Fiona Hall Law

Fiona Hall is a barrister and solicitor operating in sole practice with a focus on regulatory law. Fiona has the extensive commercial law experience gained for her roles with top New Zealand and UK law firms, as General Counsel for a number of financial institutions, as senior counsel for the Commerce Commission and as the AML Compliance Officer for a large national company.

Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's leading AML/CFT experts, Fiona now practises primarily in this complex area of law focussing most particularly on assisting clients with effective implementation of their programmes, preparing for audit, and managing remedial work and engagement with their supervisor.

Martin Woods Director, AAAML Ltd, London

Martin is a former police detective who travelled the world investigating money launderers and tracing the proceeds of crimes. As a detective he sought data from regulated firms and used the intelligence with suspicious activity reports (SARs).

Martin is well known in AML circles due to his employment at Wachovia Bank when it was caught up laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and Russian organised crime groups. He blew the whistle and gave evidence to regulators in the UK and US. Subsequently the bank paid a penalty of $160 million and Martin moved on to become a private investigator and consultant.

He is recognised as an international AML authority and has provided presentations and training all around the world to clients including banks, central banks, law enforcement bodies and regulators.

Rachel Ferris AML Consultant, AML Solutions

Rachel graduated from University of Auckland in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law. In 2016, Rachel joined KPMG Auckland in the Financial Services Audit division.

Prior to joining AML Solutions, Rachel worked at KPMG Auckland and was involved in the financial audits of numerous banks, funds and leasing companies. Rachel also spent time in London leading audits for global insurance and re-insurance companies. Rachel is a Chartered Accountant.

Rachel has been assisting Reporting Entities with audit and consulting services since she started working at AML Solutions in 2019.

Richard Manthel Director, AML Solutions, AMLHub

Richard co-founded AML Solutions in 2012 and has now seen AML Solutions assist over 1,800 companies with their AML obligations.

Through seeing the many AML failures within companies and inefficient procedures, Richard and the team developed the AMLHub platform. This SaaS based platform now assists Reporting Entities manager their AML obligations and has grown to over 10,000 users.

Richard has strong strategic and operational qualifications with a focus on ensuring business systems and processes meet best practice standards. Richard gained his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist certificate through ACAMS in 2016.

Tijana Misur Head of Delivery, AML Solutions

Tijana is a CAMS-Audit certified AML/CFT professional with extensive experience providing both Audit and Consultancy services to hundreds of New Zealand, Australian and Pacific Island reporting entities. Now regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading AML experts, Tijana joined AML Solutions from KPMG as a Senior Auditor in 2014 and assisted AML Solutions develop strong AML Audit methodologies and reports.

Tijana and her team’s focus is to provide practical guidance and expertise gained by observing trends and assisting over 1,800 clients with their AML/CFT obligations.

Tijana is a Chartered Accountant and gained her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist certificate through ACAMS in 2016, and the CAMS-Audit advanced certification in 2018.

Vincent McCartney Managing Director, Cloudcheck

Vincent is the Managing Director and co-founder of Verifi Identity Services who provides electronic identity verification services through its Cloudcheck product.

Prior to starting Verifi, Vincent worked in retail and wholesale financial markets across the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He has significant expertise in developing new financial products & technology platforms and implementing these into large financial institutions.

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