AML/CTF legislation refresh and what it means to crypto currencies

***Around 7pm, we will be heading to the Metropolitan Hotel for after preso drinks. Feel free to join us there if you couldn’t secure a ticket***

Speaker: Carolyn Hanson

Level: medium

This month we have Carolyn Hanson, an AML expert, to talk to us about what she thinks of the new AML legislation and how it might affect crypto currency in Australia.

About the Speaker:

Carolyn Hanson has been in the Compliance field for more than 25 years and is currently the Head of Financial Crime Compliance for the Wealth Management Division of the Commonwealth Banking Group. Having previously worked in the international compliance environment Australia is Carolyn’s eighth country of residence.

Carolyn’s experience has been gained in countries such as the UK, Isle of Man, Bahamas, Barbados, Dubai and Trinidad. As Course Director (International) for the International Compliance Association (ICA) Carolyn facilitated workshops in Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman and Hong Kong and also contributed to the main texts used by the ICA in their various international courses.

Working in the Caribbean region Carolyn was the Regional Compliance Manager and Regional Money Laundering Reporting Officer for two major banking groups. Her responsibilities have included prudential/regulatory and financial crime compliance and included the day to day management of a team of 50 Compliance Managers covering 19 jurisdictions across the Caribbean.

Carolyn is a Fellow of the ICA and is CAMS accredited. Carolyn was a founding member of the Barbados Association of Compliance Professionals and was President of the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association conference committee for 6 years. Currently Carolyn is the President of the Governance Risk and Compliance Institute (GRCI) and holds the GRCI’s Certified Compliance Professional Diploma which also confers an International Federation of Compliance Association accreditation.

Background reading:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb/au/legis/cth/consol_act/alacfa2006522

http://www.austrac.gov.au/draft-aml-ctf-rules

Thanks Everblu Capital for being our venue sponsor.