26th -27th June  2019





Compliance Ireland are pleased to invite you to Ireland’s only leading AML conference on 26-27th June at Croke Park. The conference is titled ‘AML Compliance Challenges and Solutions in Ireland’ and will be an in-depth exploration of the AML issues in Ireland and what we need to do to solve them.

This conference is bringing together the top experts and professionals in the field of AML and compliance. We have assembled a world-class panel of speakers for the event, including the heads of compliance and risk from the main pillar banks and the head of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Detective Chief Superintendent Patrick Clavin.

Join us in Croke Park in June to empower yourself and your company with the latest thinking and insights in AML CPD points will also be available for all attendees. We look forward to meeting you there.

DAY 1 WORKSHOPS – 26th June, 2019
DAY 2 CONFERENCE – 27th June, 2019


Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan

Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau including the Irish Financial
Intelligence Unit.

Pat who is originally from Drimoleague, West Cork, joined An Garda Síochána in 1986 and has served mainly in the Dublin Region but also worked in the South Eastern and Eastern Garda Regions. Pat has worked in Community Policing, Drugs, Prostitution Investigations, Serious Crime Investigations, Fraud and Financial Investigations, Financial Intelligence and Cybercrime. He has held the position of Detective in all ranks and has been at the forefront of the investigation of serious crime for 24 years. Pat is a Senior Investigating Officer (S.I.O.) and holds a B.Sc in Management Law from Trinity College Dublin.

In 2015, Pat took up his current position as Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is involved in many high profile investigations and is supported by Gardaí throughout the country trained in Fraud Investigation. Pat and his team have developed a Post Graduate Certificate in Fraud and E-Crime Investigation in association with University College Dublin. Pat was also the lead representative from An Garda Síochána in the recent Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Review of Ireland.

Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Clavin

Pat Clavin was appointed as Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau in 2016. Pat is a Detective Chief Superintendent of An Garda Síochána with 37 years policing experience in a variety of roles.

He served as a Garda and Sergeant in the Dun Laoghaire District. He was a Detective Inspector at the Garda National Immigration Bureau where he oversaw the implementation of the GNIB-IS computer system. As a Superintendent he served in Cahir, Co Tipperary, as well as Lucan and Blanchardstown Districts in Dublin.  As a Chief Superintendent he served in Garda Headquarters and the DMR West Division prior to his appointment as Chief Bureau Officer of CAB. As CBO of CAB, his role is to carry on and manage and control generally the administration and business of the Bureau.

He is responsible to the Commissioner for the performance of the functions of the Bureau. Pat has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Management Degree (Administration of Justice Stream), a Masters in Science (Economics) in Policy Studies, A Post Graduate Diploma in Police Leadership, an Advanced Diploma in Corporate, Regulatory and White Collar Crime. He underwent the Leaders for Tomorrow Programme in Harvard University and has completed a number of professional policing course in Ireland and abroad with CEPOL. In 2019, Pat completed the Strategic Command Course at the College of Policing in the UK.” The theme of his presentation will be “Stemming the flow of the proceeds of crime”.

Minister Michael D’Arcy TD

Michael D’Arcy is Fine Gael TD for Wexford and in June 2017 was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance.

Michael D’Arcy was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2007. He served as a Senator from 2011 to 2016 where he was appointed the Government Spokesperson on Finance in the Seanad and served on the Oireachtas Banking Enquiry. He is a graduate of University of London.

Clive Kelly

Clive is the current President of the Association of Compliance officers in Ireland (ACOI), the leading global compliance association, and has been involved with the association in a number of roles since its formation.

Clive has worked in International Financial services for 33 years for leading global insurers and reinsurers and has held the following roles over that time CEO, independent non-executive director, Head of Risk, Head of Compliance and Chief Underwriting Officer.

Clive is an industry recognized expert in risk management, compliance, insurance and reinsurance in the financial services sector. Clive is a lecturer, author and examiner at NFQ level 7-9 and in senior executive education in Risk management, Compliance, Financial Markets, Bank Directorship and Governance.

He teaches on programmes for University College Dublin, Institute of Bankers, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Central Bank of Ireland, Irish Department of Finance and ACOI. Clive speaks both nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics such as Risk management, Compliance, Governance and Culture and has published both in industry journals and in the national press on the topic of Compliance.

Joseph Shannon

Joseph Shannon is CEO of Compliance Ireland and Head Regulatory Trainer and Regulatory Consultant.

Joseph Shannon is a Barrister and holds an LLM in International Criminal law with specific emphasis in Terrorist Financing from National University of Ireland Galway.

Before joining Compliance Ireland in 2011, Joseph was managing director of an Employment Law and Human Resource management Training practice. From this, Joseph has extensive experience in all areas of Employee Relations, Industrial Relations, employee policies and procedures, disciplinary and grievance procedures and dealing with bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Through his work with Compliance Ireland, Joseph has gained further expertise in Training and providing advice on the Consumer Protection Code, Minimum Competency Code, Ethics, Fit and Proper Regime, all areas of Corporate Governance as well as Anti-Money Laundering and Data Protection requirements for firms. He has advised firms on Enforcement proceedings as well as providing guidance to entities on PRISM. Joseph also has considerable experience in the authorisation process for MiFID firms, Insurance Undertakings, Insurance Intermediaries, FX Brokerages and Payment Service Institutions.

Joseph has also spoken extensively at industry conferences and has lectured for a number of professional bodies.

Grahame White

Currently Head of Business Development for LuxFin Advisory and Analysis International which are bespoke financial intelligence and analytics Advisory and Training companies with a global footprint and client base, across US/UK/EU Financial, Military and Law Enforcement organizations.

Grahame White is fast becoming recognized as one of the primary deliverers of the most effective Financial Intelligence, AML and Human Trafficking Advisory/Mentoring and Training Programmes with a client base that encompasses Financial Institutions, Regulators and Financial Services Providers across US/UK and Europe.

Former Head of European Operations for ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) based out of Miami Florida.

Grahame and his team have a substantial network of contacts in the Global Banking Financial Crime and Intelligence regime having spent four years working closely with senior figures to support their staff and organizations on Investigations, qualifications, training, and staff career development.

Previously a Detective at the National Terrorist Financial Investigations Unit at New Scotland Yard with substantial Counter Terrorist Financing and AML/Financial crime Investigation experience. Designated financial investigator for Operation Crevice (The fertilizer plot), and 7/7 the suicide attacks on the London Transport Network.

Grahame was also part of the New Scotland Yard anti-Corruption Command looking at major Corruption allegations against public figures and law enforcement employees, from the financial and criminal perspective.

Philip Creed

Phil is the Director and Co-Founder of fscom and has over 12 years experience of regulatory consulting, specialising in financial crime. He advises fintech companies meet current compliance obligations and prepare for future regulatory changes. He works with fast paced businesses who are pushing boundaries in terms of their offering and their compliance obligations.

Philip’s experience includes designing and implementing fincrime systems and procedures, leading regulatory due diligence projects, overseeing regulatory licencing and banking licencing applications. He is a member of the EPA Project Financial Crime, former representative on the FCA Stakeholder Liaison Group for payment services and e-money and a former Head of Compliance of a global E Money Institution.

Philip will be speaking on “The Fight Against Crime: Empowering Compliance by Embracing Technology”

Hannah Mulhall

Head of Group AML/CFT in AIB Bank. Over 20 years’ experience in Banking with In-depth knowledge of Retail & Capital Markets operations. Over 8 years in Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) & Sanctions as a practitioner and specialist. In-depth knowledge of AML/CTF & Sanctions legislation, regulations, and Industry Guidelines. Including UK & BSA/AML & OFAC regulations. Key experience in the provision of advice, risk assessments, training, and Investigations.

Kian Caulwell

Kian is Head of Conduct Risk at KBC Bank Ireland. Prior to joining KBC Bank Ireland in 2018, Kian was a director in the banking regulation practice of BDO UK, based in London. Whilst at BDO, Kian specialised in delivering PRA/FCA Skilled Person regulatory investigations and regulatory remediation programmes in the areas of corporate governance, operational risk, conduct of business, credit risk and financial crime. In addition, he has assisted several UK banks, EEA bank branches and Non-EEA bank branches in the design and implementation of accountability
frameworks to address the requirements of the PRA and FCA’s Senior Manager and Certification Regimes.

Wendy Murray

Wendy has over 15 years’ experience within regulatory operations and financial crime compliance. Prior to joining Lysis in 2010, Wendy held a number of SME and compliance advisory roles within AML for firms including Bear Stearns, Deutsche Bank and ING.

Wendy has provided training globally to over 2000 KYC analysts and is an SME in regulatory operations and has practical operational experience managing large teams of KYC analysts.

Kieran Rigney

Kieran joined KBC Bank Ireland in January 2019 as Conduct Risk Manager. He previously worked within BDO UK’s Financial Services Advisory practice in London, where he assisted UK banks and non-EEA bank branches with the implementation of the PRA and FCA’s Senior Managers and Certification Regimes. He also specialised in conducting FCA Skilled PersonReviews undertaken in accordance with s.166 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, predominantly in relation to conduct of business, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing. Kieran is a chartered accountant and is a also member of the BPFI’s Vulnerable Customer Working Group.

Neil Cunningham

Neil is a Senior Intelligence Consultant at Barrachd, an Edinburgh based subsidiary of
Capita that specialises in Data Analytics. Neil served almost 33 years as a police officer in Northern Ireland and retired as a Detective
Inspector. He created and led both a Financial Investigation and Intelligence (FININT) unit and an Open Source Investigation and Intelligence (OSINT) unit. 

Neil has a Masters Degree in Financial Investigation and Financial Crime, and both Neil and his team delivered briefings and training to UK and International Financial and Internet Investigators. Neil has close links to MLRO/AML staff in Northern Irish banks, and has delivered open source inputs to them.

Neil was co-architect of an open source training course specifically designed for UK LEA staff dealing with Serious Crime and CT issues, and earlier this year was awarded the 2019 ICDDF Fellowship Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Digital Investigation and

Steven Rickard

Steve has over 30 years UK Police experience, his last 15 years involved working in counter terrorism and he specialised in intelligence and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) within the Metropolitan Police Special Branch and the Counter Terrorism Command. He also worked for 3 years within the UK intelligence community, investigating terrorist funding streams in the UK and overseas.

He was latterly involved in the design and delivery of CFT courses to all UK Police Counter Terrorism units and specific government departments and military personnel. He also delivered to overseas law enforcement and intelligence agencies and other government

He has also been engaged with UNODC designing and delivering a series of CFT/AML ‘train the trainer’ programmes for agencies within Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone) and Afghanistan.

Luca Primerano

Luca is the Chief AI Officer at Napier, where he focuses on running artificial intelligence programmes partnering with tier-1 universities and clients. Luca has extensive experience in decision automation and digital transformation that he gained at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Deloitte and has an MS in engineering from Politecnico di Milano specialising in anomaly detection, data correlation and pattern identification.


Joe Gavin

Joe Gavin is partner and Head of Financial Services at ByrneWallace. With over 30 years’ financial services experience in Ireland, Europe and the United States, Joe advises clients on a broad range of regulatory and compliance issues which may affect their business. His expertise ranges from setting up funds to debt structures, advising on creditors rights to coordinating high court applications, structuring to restructurings and enforcements including liquidations. Prior to 1995, Joe he trained a US banking lawyer at Bingham, Dana, and Gould in Boston and as a solicitor at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin. Between 1995 and 2010, Joe set-up and led the Financial Services practice at LK Shields. Between 2010 and 2015, Joe was the first person appointed as General Counsel to the Central Bank of Ireland, following the merger of IFSRA. In 2016, Joe returned to private practice setting up a financial services practice at ByrneWallace, where he advises clients on a wide range of financial services transactions and financial regulation matters.


Spectacular views, high-spec technology and customisable features offer an environment that is guaranteed to inspire. Large enough to take your breath away and comfortable enough to give your meeting breathing space, Croke Park is the perfect venue for our conference.

Croke Park is Ireland’s greatest amphitheatre. This truly is the beating heart of Irish sport, culture and business events. Highlights include:

DAY 1 – 26th June, 2019

Workshop Schedule

08.30 – 12.30  Lysis Financial

12.30 – 13.15  Lunch

13.15 – 17.15 Analysis International

Workshop One

Implementation of 4MLD in Ireland


Ireland is late to the party: The Fourth European Money Laundering Directive was due to be transposed into the national law of all EU member states by June 2017. Ireland (together with Greece and Romania) has not yet fully implemented the 4MLD and has been referred to the European Court of Justice as a result. It is therefore of extreme importance that this European Directive be implemented by relevant authorised firms in the Republic of Ireland as a matter of urgency.

This half day workshop will explore the advent of the Fourth European Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) in the Irish context from a practitioner perspective.
We will look at practical implementation challenges facing the Republic of Ireland post transposition and consider real-life challenges, issues and solutions faced by Irish financial institutions in interpreting the legal precepts and what that means for them in terms of policies, procedures, systems and resources.
Attendees will participate in interactive group sessions during which they will look at actual case studies and lessons learned from the UK context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the practical challenges facing Irish financial institutions in implementing and interpreting 4MLD.
  • Consider case studies exploring how UK financial institutions navigated this implementation.
  • Explore challenges, issues and potential solutions.
  • Compare and contrast proposed solutions from the UK and lessons learned from the practical implementation within the UK.
  • Come away with a clearer idea of what practical issues your firm will need to confront and manage.


Workshop Two

Analysis International

Indicators of Human Trafficking

Context and Rationale

Human Trafficking is a crime that is committed across the world. More often it is carried out by Organised Criminal Groups (OCG’s) and is highly lucrative.

In Europe, trafficking occurs mainly for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced labour. Traffickers seem to commonly use their victims to perpetrate the laundering operations. The use of cash couriers, money service businesses or informal banking systems is often mentioned. The use of front companies and cash-intensive businesses for the laundering has been detected and the transfers of funds are usually fragmented. Real estate investment and purchase of cars seem to be the preferred ways to invest profits. We have seen through reporting that the trend of criminals who facilitated the trafficking of individuals have confiscated identity documents from those individuals when they arrived in the country and opened bank accounts to gain access to credit through overdrafts, loans and credit/debit cards. In addition accounts were used to obtain tax credits and crisis loans, fraudulently obtained by criminals.

Learning Outcomes

Be more proficient in financial investigation and the analysis of Human Trafficking, Exploitation and money laundering

Understanding how financial intelligence can be used to identify and disrupt Human Trafficking and Exploitation

Be able to recognise and develop financial intelligence in a reactive and proactive Human Trafficking exercise

Understand and recognise the Human Trafficking Indicators (HTI), also the typologies and trends of money laundering in Human Trafficking and Exploitation cases

Understand and recognise the techniques and methods of OC Groups such as company structures are used to launder the proceeds of Human Trafficking and Exploitation.

DAY 2 – 27th June, 2019


This comprises of five plenary sessions of 1 hour each, followed by Q & A.

Please see speakers profile and information above.

Registration will begin from 08:30am, and the first session will commence at 9am.  Finishing up the day at 5pm.