Nicole is a multi-disciplinary anti-fraud and financial crime professional with over 10 years of experience in Europe and Australia. After receiving her Master of Science degree in Criminology, she started her career with a Big 4 professional services firm in Forensic Services in the Netherlands. During her tenure with the firm she has worked on international FCPA Compliance projects assisting clients with electronic data reviews and conducting third-part due diligence on new and existing business partners worldwide. She also investigated fraud, conflicts of interest and other occupational misconduct across a range of industries in Europe with wider international exposure.
She has a Master of Science in Criminology (forensic and policy), Cert III Investigative Services, and a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).
In Australia she worked in the Central Risk team of the Banking and Financial Services arm of Macquarie Group on data privacy, information security, online fraud, fraud risk control and AML Assurance.
Her passion for the fight against fraud and financial crime shows in her dedication helping set up the ACFE Sydney Chapter in 2014 and currently running the Chapter as President. She also serves on the Global ACFE Chapter Leaders Committee. She enjoys using this as a platform for bringing together professionals from different disciplines and facilitating training and network opportunities.
In her day job she is Head of Financial Crime Risk at Volt Bank, which is a neo bank challenging the way banking is currently done with a strong focus on the customer. Volt Bank is the first neo bank in Australia to have been given the new full banking licence by APRA.