Australasian Chapter


    Welcome to the Australasian Chapter webpage


    The ACAMS Australasian Chapter was formally established in 2007 with the main objective being to support ACAMS in its mission to advance the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to the prevention and detection of money laundering and terrorism financing. Its mission has evolved, encompassing other forms of financial crime such as bribery and corruption, sanctions and tax crimes, and with recent focus on proceeds of crime from modern slavery and human trafficking, illegal wildlife trade and child exploitation. A second and equally important objective is to provide local Financial Crime risk and compliance professionals with a support network of like-minded people and to deliver member events throughout the region. The Chapter will assist ACAMS with the development of CAMS country AML regime exam that tests knowledge and understanding of Australia’s and New Zealand’s Anti-Money Laundering legislative regimes.


    In 2018, the Australasian Chapter received the ACAMS Chapter of the Year Award. This is the first time this award had been awarded to a Chapter outside of North America. This achievement reflects the active engagement of the Chapter Board with ACAMS members, the quality and frequency of Chapter events and the Board members’ passion to grow the Chapter.


    The Chapter covers the Australasian region which includes:

    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Pacific Islands


    To join as a chapter member, you must have an active ACAMS membership.

    Not yet an ACAMS member? Join us here


    Upcoming Chapter Events

    Upcoming Australasian Chapter learning events will be announced soon.


    Past Events

    Australasian Chapter Advisory Board


    The Australasian Chapter Advisory Board provides advice to the Chapter Board and helps the chapter focus on financial crime issues that are relevant to the Australasian region. This guidance assists the Board in framing our program of member education and networking events.

    ACAMS Australasia Staff

    ACAMS Australasia Staff members are located in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. Chapter members and those who are interested in joining ACAMS can contact them directly regarding any membership and or course registration enquiries.


    Nick Griffith, Regional Director of Business Development, Australia & New Zealand.


    Susan Officer, Manager, Business Development Support

    Chapter Working Group Members


    Julie-Anne Coghlan, CAMS, CGSS (Flight Centre)
    Ramanathan Karuppiah, CAMS-Audit (AMLCTF Specialists)
    Jannis Seiler (Westpac)



    Ellen Szeto, CAMS (ANZ)

    Kylie Oliver, CAMS (ANZ)

    Sree Gudipati (Pepperstone)


    Christchurch, Adelaide and Perth

    Calling for Expression of Interest. Email



    Sophia Foo, CAMS, CGSS (SMBC)

    Mirza Baig, CAMS (Rabobank)

    Vivian Tan, CAMS (Rodger Reidy)

    Dylan Ryan, CAMS (ANZ)

    Brien Coram (Westpac)

    Devan Naidoo, CAMS (Crown Resorts)


    New Zealand

    Russel Dlima, ASB

    Paula Milne, Centrapay

    Samantha Copeland, KPMG

    Christie McKeage, ANZ

    Jamie Lynch, Russel McVeagh

    Andrea Rigby, Lane Neave


    Environmental Crime Taskforce 

    Brien Coram (Co-Chair)

    Bubba Cook (Co-Chair)


    AML Reforms Taskforce

    Jeremy Moller (Co-Chair)

    Neil Jeans (Co-Chair)

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