National Australian Bank Whistleblower, Investigative Journalist and More to Speak in Sydney

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Dennis Gentilin, a whistleblower in the National Australian Bank foreign exchange (forex) trading scandal will join investigative journalist Kate McClymont and Tony Kwok, the former deputy commissioner and head of operations for the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), as speakers for the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific.

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Dennis Gentilin is the Founding Director of Human Systems Advisory, a research-based consulting firm that believes the majority of conduct issues within organisations are not caused by ineffective formal systems, but rather by ineffective human systems. Early in his career he was publicly named as a “whistleblower” in the National Australian Bank forex trading scandal, an incident that was the catalyst for his interest in human and organisational behavior. Gentilin is the author of The Origins of Ethical Failure and contributes to blogs, newspapers and journals both in Australia and overseas on the topics of ethics, leadership and organisational purpose. 

 

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Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald. She is a five-time winner of journalism’s most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley for her coverage of the Bulldogs salary cap rorts. She was named the 2012 New South Wales (NSW) Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the fraudulent activities of Michael Williamson, the head of the Health Services Union and the business activities of former NSW Labor Minister, Eddie Obeid. 

 

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Tony Kwok has more than 40 years of experience in the anti-corruption field. He joined the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) shortly after its inception in 1975 and fought to transform Hong Kong from a city of corruption. Kwok was appointed as the first local Deputy Commissioner and Head of Operations in 1996, and successfully led the Commission through the smooth transition of sovereignty from a British Colony to China in 1997, despite international pessimism. While serving in ICAC, he led a joint ICAC/Police Task Force with 30 officers to investigate the collapse of the third-largest local bank in Hong Kong. This investigation uncovered a HK$3 billion (USD385M) fraud resulting in five convictions, including the three top management positions of the bank. 

This conference, which takes place 23-25 September 2018, in Sydney, is an important event for all anti-fraud professionals in the region. Find more information on the speakers and sessions here.