Martin is a Director of MD/AML, a specialist AML firm providing consulting and auditing services in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. He has consulted full-time as an AML specialist since June 2012. In that time, he has assisted a wide range of entities including registered banks (local and foreign), casinos, large insurance companies, money remitters, foreign exchange traders, fund managers, and trustee companies.
Prior to becoming an AML consultant, Martin commenced his career as a corporate lawyer at Russell McVeagh, one of New Zealand’s largest law firms. He went on to hold held senior legal and compliance roles at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. –New Zealand branch as Associate Director, Legal and Compliance, and with Heartland Building Society, then New Zealand’s largest non-bank deposit taker, as Head of Compliance and Company Secretary.
Martin received his certification as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in May 2012, and was the first in Australasia to gain the CAMS Audit advanced certification in April 2014. Martin is also a member of the ACAMS teaching faculties for CAMS and CAMS-Audit.
He also holds degrees in Law and Commerce (Economics) from the University of Auckland.