Amanda Wood is a managing director in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, based in Sydney.
Amanda specializes in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CFT) leveraging more than 25 years of senior leadership experience across large financial institutions and in the Australian public sector, including the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Department of Treasury. She has extensive knowledge of financial crime risk management and compliance frameworks and expertise in developing and executing financial crime policy and operational processes. Amanda’s proven track record of building influential relationships at the senior leadership level has helped her achieve transformational change when shaping strategic compliance and operational frameworks.
Prior to being appointed as a managing director at Kroll, Amanda was an independent consultant in AML/CFT, providing subject matter expertise to clients across the financial services, gaming and government sectors. During this period, she was engaged by Kroll to provide expert financial crime input into the monitorship of Crown Casino by the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA), including assessing the remediation activities and providing advice on the suitability of the casino to commence gaming operations. Through this work, Amanda has also provided extensive assistance to ILGA on enhancements to Crown’s policies to better mitigate risk.
Additionally, Amanda also held the titles of Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Officer at Westpac, Head of Financial Crime at Commonwealth Bank and General Manager of Compliance at AUSTRAC.
Amanda received a master’s degree in accounting studies from Southern Cross University. She also holds a graduate diploma in economic history and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Australian National University and aa diploma of applied AML/CTF from Manchester Business School/Australian Financial Markets Association.
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