Inaugural ACFE Sydney Conference

Learn about the latest financial crime developments and state-of-the-art methodologies to collect and analyse intelligence and forensic evidence during our inaugural ACFE Sydney Chapter Conference!

Event Details

Where: Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, North Ryde.

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When: Thursday 29 September 2016

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

If you have any dietary requirements, please contact us by emailing

Rates after 1 September 2016:
Members $250

Non Members $295

Groups >5 $250[1]

Students $90

[1] Members’ rate applies to non members. Please contact us by


A partial refund will be provided where written notification (by email) is received by the ACFE Sydney Chapter at least 14 days prior to the event. Refunds are not provided for any cancellation received after this time or for non-attendance on the day. Substitutions may be made at any time.


Plenary morning sessions (Theatre 265/267)
8:30 am to 9:00 am – Registration and Reception
9:00am – 9:10am Introduction and chair of morning stream
Tony Prior, ACFE President,
Sydney Chapter
9:10am – 9:15am Associate Professor Rahat Munir
Head of Department, Accounting & Corporate Governance Macquarie University
9:15am – 10:05am Key note speaker
Paul Jevtovic, APM, CEO AUSTRAC
Presentation: Key note address
10:05am – 10:40am 2nd speaker
Alex Newton, Herbert Smith Freehills,
Presentation: Human Rights in Business
10:45 am to 11:10 am – Morning tea
11:15am – 11:55am 3rd speaker
Ralph Tursi, Assistance Legal Attaché from the US Embassy in Canberra (FBI)
Presentation: Business and economic espionage
12:00pm – 12:40pm 4th speaker
Dr. John Langdale, Associate Professor Macquarie University
Presentation: Money laundering in the Asia-Pacific region
12:45 pm to 13:45 pm – Lunch – Macquarie Room
Breakout Sessions (tutorial rooms)
 Stream  Stream A – Intelligence

(Theatrette 102)

 Stream B – Forensic evidence

 (Theatrette 103)

 Chair ACFE Sydney Chapter Board member- Stream A Chair – Verity Greenwood, Director


ACFE Sydney Chapter Board member- Stream B Chair – Chris Taylor, Vice President


13:50pm – 14:20pm Matt McCarthy, Chief Inspector, Intelligence Directorate NSW Police, and Visual Analysis

Topic: Intelligence


Melinda Adam, Team Leader, Australian Federal Police, Criminal Asset Confiscation Team

Topic: Asset forfeiture in Australia & its implications for non-police investigators


14:25pm – 14:55pm Adam Marsden and Stefan Williams, Australian Federal Police

Topic: What to expect when referring matters to law enforcement and regulators


Dr John Selby, Cybercrime hub, Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University

Topic: Latest cybercrime trends


15:10 pm to 15:45 pm – Afternoon tea + Mentorship program launch

15:50pm – 16:40pm Career panel

Insights in becoming a fraud examiner / fraud practitioner

  • David Butters, Managing Director, Heath & Ford david-butters
  • Zach McAfee, Group Manager Integrity Risk, QANTASzach-mcafee
  • James Roberts, General Manager Group Fraud Management Services, Commonwealth Bank


Career panel

Insights of an industry forensic consultant

  • Natalie Faulkner, Director Forensics, KPMGnatalie-faulkner
  • Paul Curby, Partner Forensic, KordaMenthapaul-curby
  • Murray Lawson, Director Global Risk and Investigations, FTI Consulting


16:40pm – 16:50pm Wrap up

Chair Stream A: Verity Greenwood

Wrap up

Chair Stream B: Chris Taylor

17:00 pm to 18:00 pm – Networking, refreshments and canapés – Macquarie University Art Gallery.

About the ACFE

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 82,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

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