ACFE Sydney Christmas Event

Join anti-fraud / financial crime professionals and like-minded groups in Sydney for this Christmas event of the ACFE Sydney Chapter and earn 1 CPE point.


  • Learn from experience and expertise shared by an industry leader.
  • Meet like-minded professionals and expand your circle of contacts within the ACFE community in Sydney.
  • Start 2017 with a complementary ACFE training session. Become a member of the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education on the night.
  • Hear everything about the Sydney Chapter’s reflections on 2016 and its goals for 2017.


Australia’s role in global responses to anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) laws and other concerns

The formulation and development of international policies relating to anti-money-laundering, counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF), the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and global sanctions concerns is a complex area but one in which Australia is an active and prominent proponent.  So too, as highlighted with Australia’s recent agreement to exchange financial intelligence with China, our operational processes and procedures for the exchange of financial intelligence between countries plays a key role in international efforts to fight money laundering and other financial crimes.

This short presentation will discuss the various global bodies, forums and structures responsible for AML/CTF policies, their development and in particular, Australia’s international relationships in implementing and operationalising those mandates.  In particular, the discussion will focus on the role of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (“AUSTRAC”), Australia’s Financial Intelligence Agency, our representation, negotiations and sponsorship in key global bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), the Egmont Group (“Egmont”) and the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (“APG”) as well as our bi-lateral financial intelligence exchanges with our Regional neighbours and international counterparts.


David Wildman – Director, AUSTRAC International Operations

In addition to having been an ACFE member and CFE for many years, David Wildman is the Director, International Operations for AUSTRAC, responsible for leading the organisation’s services, engagement, representation and negotiating positions with key international fora such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Asia Pacific Group (APG) and the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units.

David was previously a Superintendent with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and led a number of financial intelligence initiatives in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Macau whilst posted as the Consul (Senior Liaison Officer – Hong Kong) as well as having managed other terrorism, corruption, security and fraud related inquiries domestically and internationally.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Investigations from Charles Sturt University (2002) and has presented widely on financial crime, money laundering and terrorism financing issues.

Between government services, he was a Managing Director in US based global business and risk consulting firms based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia advising clients on business intelligence, due diligence and other geopolitical risk concerns.

David also holds a Master of Science in International Business from London University (2012) and post-graduate International Relations qualifications focusing on geopolitics, international and regional security issues from Macquarie University (2013-2015).

Event Details

Where: Macquarie Bank
1 Shelley Street, Sydney
When: Thursday 8 December 2016
Agenda: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm:
Registration and networking

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm:
Welcome and reflections on 2016 by Tony Prior – ACFE Sydney President

5:45 pm – 5:50 pm:
Welcome by Trevor Fairall  – Head Financial Intelligence at ACFE corporate alliance partner Macquarie Bank

5:50 pm – 6:40 pm:
David Wildman, Director AUSTRAC International Operations

6:40 pm – 8:00 pm:
Networking with drinks and canapes

Payment: Click on the links below to register and pay via:
1. PayPal
2. Credit or Debit Card (via PayPal)

Price: $25 *

*Note: Refunds will be provided to those that registered at the original price.

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