Crispin is an award-winning, Financial Crime Risk & Compliance specialist with extensive experience in regulatory compliance, risk controls, governance and assurance. He is currently Head of Risk & Compliance in Automic Group.
Crispin’s in-depth remediation experience in resolving deficiencies raised in both OFAC and AUSTRAC enforcements distinguishes him as one of less than a handful of professionals with such experience in Australia. Crispin thrives in times of crisis and adversity.
In Ria Financial Services, Crispin was recruited to remediate, redesign and rebuild its regional AML/CTF and Sanctions program. Crispin resolved the AUSTRAC enforcement on Ria in 2014. In the same year, Crispin was awarded the HEROES award by Euronet (Ria's parent company).
Crispin previously worked at AMP, Deutsche Bank, CBA, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and OCBC Bank. At AMP, Crispin assisted in the harmonisation of AMP and AXA’s AML/CTF frameworks for use by its post-merger entity. At Deutsche Bank, Crispin was the Compliance Manager in its Central Compliance team responsible for the bank’s Asia Pacific businesses. His role covered the detection and prevention of potential market abuse, insider trading, securities fraud and market manipulation.
In 2008, while at Deloitte, Crispin was seconded to ANZ Bank to be part of the bank's AML & Sanctions team in resolving its OFAC sanctions enforcement matter. It concerned trade finance transactions involving parties in Sudan and Cuba - countries subject to US economic sanctions.
Crispin is a Certified Advanced AML Audit Specialist (CAMS-Audit), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Crispin co-authored the CAMS study guide and exam questions. He authored the book on the revision to the FATF 40 Recommendations, available on Amazon and teaches International Financial Crime to postgraduate students at the University of Sydney. He regularly presents and publishes his writings through his website, AML Sanctions http://amlsanctions.com.
Crispin has developed deep relationships with regulators and law enforcement agencies in combating financial crime over several years. He is an expert member of The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. At the invitation of the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement, Crispin spoke as an industry witness at the “Inquiry into Financial Related Crime”.
Crispin has been serving the ACAMS Australasian Chapter since 2007. The Chapter received Chapter of the Year in 2018 - The first Chapter to receive this award outside of North America.