Conference Day One: Wednesday, 21 April 2021

8:30 am - 9:00 am Coffee And Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Conference Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:50 am AUSTRAC: Understanding The Recent Regulations, Policy and Industry Implications

Brad Brown - National Manager - Education, Capability and Communications, Austrac

- Recent developments, policy reforms and industry implications 

- A contemporary understanding of money laundering and terror financing

- AML & CTF policy: recent reforms and the next phase

- The challenges of risk and regulatory certainty


Brad Brown

National Manager - Education, Capability and Communications

9:50 am - 10:30 am The Biggest Challenges in AML, ABC and Fraud in the Post-Covid Age and the New Digital Economy: Strategies to Prevent and Combat

Gary Calder - Head of Financial Crime Compliance, AMP Bank
Alan MacSporran - QC Chairperson, Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland
Steven York - Executive Director, Financial Crime & ABC, Commonwealth Bank

Technological advancement in Fraud and AML provides new opportunities for financial crime prevention and detection. However, it also allows criminals new more and more creative ways to attempt to defraud. This panel discussion brings together seasoned leaders in the field to discuss the challenges being faced in the modern era, through crisis and beyond, and strategies to combat the evolving threats.

• The evolving nature of fraud: new trends in a digital world

• The challenge of compliance and adopting an integrated and Unified approach internally

• Strategies in prevention: identify and combat against AML and fraud


Gary Calder

Head of Financial Crime Compliance
AMP Bank


Alan MacSporran

QC Chairperson
Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland


Steven York

Executive Director, Financial Crime & ABC
Commonwealth Bank

10:30 am - 11:10 am KYT & KYCC As The Future Of KYC - Identifying Risky Transactions and Customer Identity For Better Detecting Financial Crime

Claudine Lamond - Head of Determination (TCW) Targeting Criminal Wealth, ACIC

KYC is process of a business verifying the identity of its clients and assessing potential risks of illegal intentions for the business

relationship. However, KYC is no longer sufficient as criminals mastered ways of identity fraud. Know Your Transaction and Know

Your Customer Customer take due diligence to the next level and enables you to better identify financial crime risks.

  • How KYT & KYCC can be effectively implemented under existing regulations
  • How KYT & KYCC complements your existing KYC processes
  • How this additional data protects your business from financial crime

Claudine Lamond

Head of Determination (TCW) Targeting Criminal Wealth

11:10 am - 11:40 am Break

11:40 am - 1:10 pm Interactive Discussion Groups

In this session you will have the opportunity to deep dive into the following topics. Each 40 minute rotation will be led by a subject matter expert, who will facilitate an opportunity to compare and contrast your experiences and thoughts with a small group of your peers.

1. What are the pitfalls of ‘Know Your Customer? - Why people are still getting it so wrong + strategies and new opportunities?

2. Cross-industry collaboration: what are the opportunities and challenges and how will the industry change as a result?

3. Exploring new technological advancement in financial crime: experiences in reg tech, fin crime automation, AI and more!

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Lunch

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland: How Corruption Prevention Program and Education Help Recognizing and Preventing Corruption And Money-Laundering Risk in a Public Sector

Alan MacSporran - QC Chairperson, Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland

The CCC role is to protect Queenslanders from financial crime. They have authority to deal with corruption in state government departments, public sector agencies and statutory bodies, the Queensland Police Service, local governments, government-owned corporations, universities, prisons, courts, tribunals and elected officials. They believe recognizing corruption and money-laundering risk is one of the main challenges the public sector is currently facing.

  • Corruption Prevention Program in a nutshell – key recommended practices
  • Education by leading as an example – how senior executives behavior sets up a culture against financial crime
  • Overview of key motives and common behaviors to mask corruption across public sector
  • Structuring Effective Anti‐Bribery and Corruption Programs


Alan MacSporran

QC Chairperson
Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Crisis as Opportunity: Reinforcing Infrastructure and Embedding Response Protocols in a New Era of AML and Fraud

Kevin Houlihan - Group Investigations Manager, The Star Entertainment Group

Financial Crime is always changing, with new complexities always on the horizon. This session will see Kevin assess the evolutions of the last 5 years. In the context of the recent crisis he will share his thoughtleadership on what can be learnt and taken forward to support future crisis protections. Scene setting: the past 5 years and the knowledge evolution in a new era of AML and fraud prevention.

• Crisis as an opportunity to revisit your risk appetite - why and how?

• Leveraging learnings to protect against another possible pandemic

• Liability and fraud exposure reduction

• The challenge of cost vs reward even once leadership are on-side


Kevin Houlihan

Group Investigations Manager
The Star Entertainment Group


Robert Wyld

Former Co-Chair
Internal Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee


Professor Graeme Samuel AC

National Manager - Education, Capability and Communications
Monash University

4:10 pm - 4:20 pm Conference Closing Remarks

4:20 pm - 5:20 pm Networking Drinks