The IMLPO Committee

Run for members by members, every individual on the committee is voted in every year at our Annual General Meeting. The committee aims to reflect the wide range of organisations our members belong to, ensuring workshops, members meetings and the annual conference are relevant and well received.

Tina Blocksidge | Chair 

Nominated Officer - Group Operations
Lloyds Banking Group

Tina Blocksidge is a qualified AML practitioner and has been Nominated Officer at Lloyds Banking Group for the past 7 years. She has more than 15 years experience in the field of anti-money laundering/financial crime prevention attained across the banking and insurance sectors. Her experience extends to membership of trade body committees, competent authority working groups and international regulator engagement.

Richard Smolicz / Deputy Chair

Group Head of Financial Crime Prevention

Prudential Plc

Richard has over 20 years Financial Crime experience in the Investment Bank, Retail and Insurance sector. Currently the Group Head of Financial Crime Prevention at Prudential plc he was one of the original founding group of IMLPO and is currently the Deputy Chairman.

Christopher Murphy / Secretary

Group Compliance Office 

DVB Bank

Chris is MLRO and responsible for Compliance at the London Branch of DVB Bank SE. He has been Secretary of IMLPO since 2005 and is Deputy chair of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB) and represents the AFB on the Board of the JMLSG.

Daren Allen / Committee Member

Daren is a Partner in Dentons London Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. Daren has a great deal of experience in acting for financial institutions and large corporations in relation to complex investigations, litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings. He regularly advises on matters relating to money laundering, bribery and corruption and fraud. He has advised the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group on the Anti-Money Laundering Guidance Notes for the financial sector and assisted the Ministry of Justice in drafting the Guidance on the Bribery Act 2010. 

William Price / Committee Member 

William served in the Metropolitan Police from 1967 to 1997 in the Serious Crimes Branch, Anti-Terrorist Branch and Central London Major Investigation Team and retired in 1997 whilst a Detective Inspector. He sits on the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) crime and anti-money laundering sub-group and represents the Remote Gaming Sector at FATF consultation meetings.

Chris McQuoid / Treasurer

Chris McQuoid is a Finance Business Partner at Lloyds Banking Group, a position he has held for the past 3 years.  Chris has many years experience working within the accountancy field, including positions held at Caterpillar Inc and Pricewaterhouse Cooper LLP with responsibility for Sarbanes Oxley obligations amongst other financial accountabilities.  

Phil Coole / Committee Member

Phil brings a broad range of financial services financial crime experience from a variety of firms.  After working at Ernst and Young Phil's first financial crime role was at the ,then, FSA as part of the Financial Crime Operations Team now overseen by Rob Grupetta. This exposed Phil to a diverse array of firms and financial crime issues (including AML, ABC, sanctions and fraud) but more specifically in the banking sector.  He left the, now, FCA as a senior associate and moved to Lloyds to oversee their private banking financial crime team.   Like the FCA, Phil's remit encompassed all finance crime types but working on the other side of the fence with senior business stakeholders to implement effective systems and controls.   Phil is now the Deputy MLRO at Investec Bank PLC and has been in role since May 2015.  Outside of work, Phil recently became a father but still attempts to maintain aspects of his old life including "sport", "restauranting" and cinema. 

Angela Foyle / Committee Member


Angela joined BDO in 2005 and is a financial services partner.

She trained at Price Waterhouse and has spent time with Linklaters and KMPG. Angela has specialised in the financial sector since qualification and has advised on a wide range of financial sector issues. Angela is Head of Financial Crime at BDO LLP and is also the Nominated Officer for the firm. She has been a member of its AML team since 2007. Angela has an MA from University of Dublin, Trinity College.