2016 | Navigating Complexity - the route map to financial crime prevention compliance
The 2016 IMLPO Annual Conference returned to the Holiday Inn Stratford upon Avon with another industry leading programme of expert speakers. With formal and informal networking opportunities the outstanding programme was beneficial to all who attended.
2016 Delegate Feedback
An excellent event, well organised and touched on a number of key subjects.
Excellent presentations - brilliant subject matter experts.
- Nick Leeson
- Commander Chris Greany
- DS Chris Bates
- Jennie Haslett
The collapse of Barings – personal bank to HM The Queen – in 1995 and Nick Leeson's role in it, is one of the most spectacular debacles in modern financial history. Curiosity, intrigue and sympathy have been the various reactions to this man's incredible life story.
Following Barings' collapse, Nick Leeson was sentenced to six and half years in a gang-ridden Singaporean jail, in conditions that defy belief, while at the same time, his wife left him and he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Against all odds, Nick Leeson survived and now fully recovered from cancer, lives happily in Ireland with second wife Leona and three children. In 2006 Nick was appointed CEO of Galway United FC. Having stepped down as CEO in January 2011, Nick Leeson continues to be in-demand around the world for conference and after-dinner speaking.
Commander Chris Greany: City of London Police
Commander Chris Greany joined the City of London Police from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in September 2015 and is the National Coordinator for Economic Crime.
Chris began his career in 1987 with the MPS and served across a number of areas with a focus on counter terrorism investigations, security & intelligence. He has worked in the UK and overseas including at NATO in Brussels. He oversaw the security strategy for the British athletes during the 2001 Athens Olympic Games and has led the international protection and security for two British Foreign Secretaries.
After spending three years as head of counter terrorism in the City of London Police he returned to the MPS in 2011 where he was responsible for the investigation of crimes committed during the 2011 disorders in London. In January 2012 he was appointed as National Coordinator for Domestic Extremism, part of the MPS Counter Terrorism Command.
In 2014 he was appointed as Commander, Strategic Lead for the National Police Coordinator Centre (NPoCC). This UK Police unit coordinates the deployment of officers and staff from across policing to support forces during large scale events, major investigations and national crisis.
Commander Greany is a Trustee of the Police Dependents’ Trust (PDT) set up to support officers and their families after the murder of three police officers in Shepherds Bush in 1966.
He is a keen advocate of social media, particularly Twitter where he tries to show the human side of policing, commenting not only on the difficulties and challenges it faces but by also using gentle humour to open up discussion and debate.
Commander Greany also speaks on challenges facing people with disabilities, particularly children, to highlight and improve understanding and awareness around these issues
DS Chris Bates: West Midlands Regional Asset Recovery Team
Jennie Haslett: HMRC
Centre for Offshore Evasion Strategy, HM Revenue & Customs
Jennifer has been working on international engagement on tax policy issues within HM Treasury and HMRC since 2011. Since working on the introduction of FATCA and information exchange under the Common Reporting Standard, Jennifer has been leading on legislating for a new offence to apply to corporations whose representatives criminally facilitate tax evasion and international engagement to tackle offshore non-compliance.
Another industry leading programme from IMLPO
Chaired by Sally Scutt, Strategic Adviser to the ICA and formerly Deputy Chief Executive BBA and opened by the National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit, with keynote speaker Nick Leeson and many more excellent speakers including the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, HM Treasury, City of London Police, Police Scotland and Crown Prosecution Service.
Commander Greany, Head of the Economic Crime Command opened day two, followed by an enlightening case study from DS Chris Bates of the West Midlands Regional Asset Recovery Team.
Fighting financial crime
Throughout the two days the conference presentations were all professional, interesting and insightful and were invaluable to all delegates in carrying out their day to day roles to fight financial crime. The case studies were also of great interest.
Jennie Haslett - HMRC provided an excellent presentation that was hugely beneficial to really understand the changes occurring. The desire for consultation/communication during this journey of new legislation was appreciated by all delegates.
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