Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Fraud Conference

The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority is holding its annual Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Fraud Conference on 1 November 2016 at the Villa Marina. The aim of the conference is to provide an update on, and practical information about, the latest fraud techniques and trends and to highlight national and international developments in the area of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.

Speakers at the event include:

Iain MacMillan, Operations Manager, Financial Intelligence Unit, Isle of Man

Iain MacMillan is the Operations Manager of the Isle of Man Financial Intelligence Unit. Prior to taking on this role he was head of the Isle of Man Constabulary Financial Crime Unit, until his retirement from the police after 30 years’ service. He has experience in serious and complex crime, including anti-corruption and politically sensitive matters. Iain will be giving an update on the recent activity of the FIU.

Paul Mylchreest, Deputy Director – Enforcement, Financial Services Authority, Isle of Man

With 13 years’ service in the Island’s Customs and Excise Service followed by 16 years in the Enforcement Division of the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority Paul is well known to many across the Island’s finance industry. Paul currently manages the Enforcement Division’s Investigation Team focusing on, among other things, the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority’s criminal, disciplinary and disqualification investigations. Paul will be speaking about the latest financial fraud trends.

Alison Kelly, Detective Inspector, Metropolitan Police Service Counter-Terrorism Command, UK

Detective Inspector Alison Kelly has nearly 30 years’ Police experience and is currently working within the National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU), which forms part of the Metropolitan Police, Counter Terrorist Command (SO15). She has extensive knowledge of counter terrorist operations, which can involve complex financial investigations. She is currently in charge of national and international CTF training, which is delivered to law enforcement, intelligence and military personnel. She has also previously been involved with money laundering investigations within the serious crime directorate. She is a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) assessor and has recently spent two weeks in Sweden compiling information in relation to their mutual assessment. Alison will be giving a talk on terrorist financing.

Tom Devlin, Stephen Platt & Associates LLP

Tom is a partner at Stephen Platt & Associates LLP, a firm specialising in acting for financial regulatory authorities in the conduct of investigations; and for financial institutions on investigations, remediation projects and compliance advisory. He is also a door tenant at 23 Essex Street, a leading set of barristers’ chambers based in London, specialising in regulatory and criminal law. Prior to coming to the Bar Tom worked in M&A at Rothschild.

Tom has advised and acted for regulators, tier one banks, challengers, investment funds, trust companies, and professional bodies. In addition to conducting a series of sensitive investigations on behalf of both regulators and financial institutions, Tom has recently acted for the regulator of a major offshore financial centre in drafting revisions to its AML/CFT regulatory framework. He has also assisted regulators in a number of jurisdictions with preparations for assessment visits by international standard-setting bodies. He regularly advises both regulators and corporates on matters of policy in relation to the prevention of financial crime.

An accomplished speaker, Tom has delivered keynote addresses at financial crime conferences in locations including London, Melbourne, Jersey and Mauritius. He has trained regulators and financial institutions worldwide. Tom will be speaking about how to spot and prevent criminal facilitation.

Peter O’Doherty, Detective Superintendent, City of London Police, UK

Detective Superintendent Peter O’Doherty has served in a number of Policing commands within the City of London Police including Territorial Policing, Public Protection Unit, and more recently the Economic Crime Directorate (ECD).

Having joined in 2005, Peter won the infamous sword of honour as the probationary constable of the year for the City of London Police in 2007 and was subsequently nominated to represent the force at the Jane’s National Policing Awards for student officer of the year.

Peter has been on the High Potential Development Scheme for the police service for the last 4 years and in 2012 achieved a Masters degree in police leadership. He currently mentors a number of new members onto this scheme, both inside and outside of the force.

Between 2009 and 2014, Peter has held a number of posts within the forces’ Economic Crime Directorate (ECD) including, team leader within the Cheque and Credit Card Unit, project lead for the ECD change programme, and, more recently Director for the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) – a key partner in the development of the integrated intelligence landscape across UK law enforcement agencies and private sector partners, in the challenge to address the threat from Economic Crime. Critical to this role has been the transition of Action Fraud to the NFIB; Peter has been the leading figure in charge of this transition. Peter will be giving a talk about cybercrime.

Jennifer Haslett, Assistant Director – HMRC, UK

Jennifer Haslett has been working on international engagement on tax policy issues within HM Treasury and HMRC since 2011. Since working on the introduction of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and information exchange under the Common Reporting Standard for HM Treasury, Jennifer has been leading for HMRC on legislating for a new offence to apply to corporations whose representatives criminally facilitate tax evasion. This new legislation on the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion is the topic of Jennifer’s talk.

The above speakers will share their knowledge and experience in the areas of fraud detection, fraud prevention, cybercrime, tax evasion, anti-money laundering/combatting the financing of terrorism and compliance with regulatory requirements.

David Griffin, the Authority’s Director of Enforcement states “This conference provides an opportunity for financial institutions and designated businesses to hear from leading specialists about international anti-money laundering and fraud issues and their relevance to the Isle of Man”.

Who should attend?

The Conference will be of interest to those responsible for anti-money laundering policy and managing risk within their organisation. Places will be available on a first come first served basis.

Where and when?

Royal Hall, Villa Marina on Tuesday 1 November 2016 – 9.00am to 13.15pm. Registration from 8.30am to 9.00am.



Preferred payment method by BACS:

Bank: Isle of Man Bank
Account Name: IOM Government Financial Services Authority
Sort Code: 55-91-00
Account number: 12557838
Reference: [Your company name] 

Alternatively cheques should be made payable to Isle of Man Government and sent to Financial Services Authority, Finch Hill House, Bucks Road, Douglas IM99 1DT

Cancellation policy

No refunds can be made for cancellations. Should a delegate be unable to attend the place can be transferred to an alternate.

To book a place please email

Any queries please contact Beverley Williams at or Sue Clague at