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 14 November 2017 at the Villa Marina. This year’s conference will include talks about proliferation and terrorist financing.

Speakers at the event:

Dr Jonathan Brewer, Visiting Professor – King’s College London

Jonathan Brewer is a Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for New American Security, Washington DC, and an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Service’s Institute, London. From 2010-2015 he was a financial expert of the UN Sanctions Panel on Iran, and served in HM Diplomatic Service 1983-2010.  He was Head of Counter-Proliferation 2005-2010.  He holds a PhD in geophysics from Cornell University (1981).

He is based in New York, currently working on a study of typologies of financing of proliferation ( His publications include papers on implementation and circumvention of financial sanctions, private sector compliance good practices and the role of the private sector in supporting governments to combat proliferation.

Dr Brewer will be speaking about financing the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs).


David Zimmermann, Assistant Legal Attaché – Federal Bureau of Investigation

David Zimmermann graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1992, was commissioned as an officer in the US Marine Corps, and served as an F/A-18D Naval Flight Officer until 1997.

In 1997, Captain Zimmermann transitioned into the civilian world and began working for United Space Alliance as a flight controller for the International Space Station program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.               

In 1999, Zimmermann earned an appointment as a Special Agent (SA) in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). From 1999 to 2013, SA Zimmermann served as a case agent in the FBI’s Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina, field offices working mainly counterterrorism matters.  SA Zimmermann was a certified SWAT operator and Crisis Management team member in both FBI field offices.

In 2013, SA Zimmermann was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and reported to the Legal Attaché office in London, England, as an Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) responsible for working counterterrorism matters with British and Irish partners. ALAT Zimmermann’s areas of focus include Al Qaeda, ISIS, terrorist use of the Internet, digital media exploitation, and general counterterrorism human intelligence matters

In 2016, ALAT Zimmermann graduated with merit from King’s College London with an MA in Terrorism, Security, and Society.

Mr Zimmerman will be speaking about the FBI’s role in the US and overseas.


Damian Bricko, Deputy Legal Attaché - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr Bricko was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Finance from Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1991; and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2014.  Prior to working for the FBI, Mr Bricko was an Employee Relations Specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., and a Master Sergeant in the Maryland Air National Guard.  Mr Bricko entered on duty as a Special Agent (SA) of the FBI on January 8, 1995.

From 1995 through 2003, Mr Bricko was assigned to the Omaha Division, Cedar Rapids Resident Agency and covered several Iowa counties while conducting investigations in almost all FBI programs. Mr Bricko was also a member of Omaha’s Evidence Response Team (ERT).  In January 2004, Mr Bricko was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Counterterrorism Division, Terrorism Financing Operations Section (TFOS). While assigned to TFOS, SSA Bricko performed a 90 day TDY in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as the supervisor of the United States and Saudi Joint Task Force on Terrorist Financing.  He also travelled to several countries to provide Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering Training.

In 2005, Mr Bricko transferred to the Inspection Division where he was a Team Leader and Assistant Inspector on numerous field office and FBIHQ division inspections. In 2007 Mr Bricko transferred to the Omaha Division where he served as the first Supervisory Senior Resident Agent of the newly created Nebraska Resident Agency Squad.  Mr Bricko was also Omaha’s Evidence Response Team Coordinator, Domestic Terrorism Program Coordinator and Indian Country Program Coordinator.  Mr Bricko served as an ALAT in Baghdad from June 2012 through June 2013, and during his tour established the FBI sub-office in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  In June 2013 Mr Bricko was promoted to Legal Attaché in Tbilisi, Georgia where he covered the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.  In May 2015 he was promoted to Unit Chief of IOD’s Eurasia Unit where he provided program management oversight for Eurasia’s 13 Legat Offices.  He is married and has an adult daughter and an adult son.

Mr Bricko will be speaking about terrorist financing.


Elisabeth Rattigan - International Co-operation and Asset Recovery Team

Elisabeth Rattigan from the International Co-operation and Asset Recover Team (ICART) will be providing an update on the work of the ICART and the role it plays in the Island’s commitment to combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism.


Iain MacMillan, Operations Manager – Financial Intelligence Unit

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.

Mr MacMillan will be giving an update on the Financial Intelligence Unit.


Kirsty Knight, Supervisor – Financial Intelligence Unit

Kirsty Knight is a newly appointed Supervisor within the Financial Intelligence Unit. Kirsty began working within the Financial Intelligence Unit in January 2017 and was promoted to Supervisor in February 2017. Prior to this, Kirsty worked within the Income Tax Division for a period of twelve years.  Seven of these years were spent in their Investigations Team and latterly one year in their Training Team.  Kirsty has recently qualified as a professional trainer and is currently studying towards her ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering.  Kirsty will be aiming to provide training and guidance regarding the Financial Intelligence Unit going forward.

Ms Knight will be giving an update on the Financial Intelligence Unit.


Paul Mylchreest, Senior Manager, Enforcement – Financial Services Authority

With 13 years’ service in the Island’s Customs and Excise Service followed by 17 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. 

Mr Mylchreest will be providing an update on Enforcement action in the past year.


Who should attend?

The Conference is open to financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professions operating in the island, and 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.

The deadline for applying to attend is Tuesday 7 November 2017.


Where and when?

Royal Hall, Villa Marina on Tuesday 14 November 2017 – 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. The cheques should include the name of the company and the names of the delegates wishing to attend.


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 Please include the name of your company and the names of the delegates who will be attending the conference.

Any queries please contact Lyndsey Dunn at