The South West Fraud Forum: 2024 Conference


The South West Fraud Forum Annual Conference 2024

Join ICAEW for the South West Fraud Forum’s Annual Conference 2024, a must-attend event for regional organisations, practitioners and anyone else responsible for fraud prevention and response.

The event will take place at Enterprise Park 1 – UWE Bristol on Thursday, 21 March 2024, starting at 09:00 AM.

This year’s conference will conclude SWFF’s current theme of “insider fraud” and will start to focus on “vulnerability”. Hear from our speakers sharing their insights, experience and long range view of the horizon issues.

It includes a keynote speech from the Head of the Anti-Money Laundering, POCA, and Crypto assets team in the Economic Crime directive at the Home Office.

We will also hear from Guest speaker Rich Bromley of Monzo, Dr Jonathan Gilbert and Wayne Haynes – with further speakers announced as we close in on the event.

From the latest trends in insider fraud, policy developments and best practice in risk management, we aim to cover it all.

For ICAEW members, if the topics covered during the conference are relevant to your role and will help you to meet your learning needs, then you can add your attendance to your CPD record using the ICAEW online CPD record tool – link: Online CPD record


1. Coffee Registration (from 9:00)

2. Welcome and Introduction (9:45 – 10:10)

Steven Richards & James Gliddon

Co-Chairs of the Southwest Fraud Forum and Partners at Foot Anstey.

Steven Richards is Head of Fraud at Foot Anstey and is often instructed on high profile fruad and conspiracy cases.

James Gliddon is Head of Banking and FS Disputes at Foot Anstey and advises on the prevention, investigation and recovery following, fraud incidents.

3. Keynote Speaker (10:10 – 10:40)

Holly-Anne Brennan – Head of the Anti-Money Laundering, POCA and Cryptoassets team in the Economic Crime Directorate at the Home Office. She leads the policy team developing and delivering legislative changes to modernise POCA, most recently this has included the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 and the Economic Crime Corporate Transparency Act 2023 measures.

Holly is also responsible for the delivery of various Economic Crime Plan 2 Actions to reduce money laundering, including those to combat the Illicit use of crypto assets. She previously worked at the Law Commission on the anti-money laundering review of the Suspicious Activity Reporting regime and the review of the law on confiscation.

4. Guest Speaker (10:40 – 11:10)

Rich Bromley – Senior Leader in Fraud, FinCrime, and Compliance at Monzo Bank

Senior Leader in Financial Crime and Fraud Risk Management across Financial Services. Currently responsible for the Fraud Risk & Control Management Programme at Monzo, having previously been the Global Head of Fraud Risk & Compliance at Revolut. Previously held roles in Fraud Risk & Compliance at Worldpay, Aldermore Bank and NatWest.

Coffee Break

5. The View from… The Bar (11:30 – 12:00)

We welcome counsel from Five St Andrew’s Hill ( to share their experience in POCA, financial crime prosecution and asset recovery.

6. SWFF Panel Discussion: What makes a Fraud Prevention Ecosystem? (12:00 – 12:45)

Dr Jonathan Gilbert

Jonathan is a former solicitor who was struck off the solicitor’s roll in the UK in 2010 and subsequently served six years of a twelve-year prison sentence for his facilitating role in a multi-million-pound mortgage and bank fraud. He was released from prison in June 2020.

Whilst in prison Jonathan completed an MSc (Distinction) in Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption by distance learning with Portsmouth University. His dissertation consisted of an auto-ethnographic study of solicitor-enablers and mortgage fraud, which considered contemporary theories for white-collar crime alongside the characteristics of his offending.

Jonathan has presented widely, both at home and internationally, at numerous academic, counter fraud and criminal justice conferences on financial crime and his own lived experience of fraud, prison and rehabilitation. He advises across the financial services sector through his consultancy and works as an associate lecturer at UWE, Bristol where he teaches on, amongst other subjects, financial crime and regulation.

Wayne HaynesGlobal Lead, Financial Crime Compliance

Wayne joined ICA following an extended career within UK Law Enforcement in regional and national roles.

With an extensive financial crime portfolio investigating international fraudsters and networks of professional enablers, as well as corrupt individuals and global Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) Wayne has a broad and varied knowledge of the criminal threats that the financial arena has to combat.

This background led to Wayne becoming an integral part of the UK’s drive to improve its response to economic crime, with strategic roles held within His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) & the City of London Police, as well as working with international agencies such as the FBI, Ghana law enforcement and Malaysian wildlife rangers.

Wayne has also assisted renowned financial crime academics such as Professor Michael Levi and Alan Doig on research projects looking to tackle fraud and money laundering. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Counter Fraud & Criminal Justice as well as several other specialised qualifications in fraud, bribery, open-source investigations, and anti money laundering, Wayne brings a wealth of experience to the ICA’s Financial Crime Prevention portfolio.

Lunch (12:45 – 2:00)

Mark your calendars and secure your spot at the South West Fraud Forum Annual Conference 2024. We look forward to welcoming you to Bristol for a day filled with knowledge and networking!

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