Masterclass description:

To meet their regulatory & fiduciary obligations Company Executives and the MLRO must demonstrate effective ownership and oversight of the financial crime risk and control environment. In this masterclass, we will explore the challenges of multiple sources of data (both structured and unstructured) and how robust governance can lead to effective targeted risk reporting.

Learning Objectives:

- Characteristics of good Management Information and the most effective way of bringing all data together to provide the Board and ExCo with meaningful MI
- Understand the regulations & industry standards in respect of financial crime governance, risk reporting & data quality.
- The importance of robust data lineage, ownership, quality.
- Section 166 critical review points.

Meet your ICA Tutors:

 Emmet McParland

Emmet is an experienced financial crime specialist, focussing on in risk-oversight governance, management information (MI) reporting and data quality management. He builds on his background as a Chartered Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor to ensure that FIs scope, source, aggregate, and consolidate their data correctly for effective risk management reporting. He has 15 years’ experience in reporting roles and has a passion for working with financial crime teams to enhance their risk and control environment oversight capabilities.

Emmet leads MI system implementation projects and financial crime data management governance programmes within Tier 1 banks and FinTechs. He also assists with Section 166 reviews on both sides of the fence.


Heather Wurster

Heather joined the ICA in 2020, having previously worked as a member of our external faculty for several years, working with us on designing and delivering financial crime courses. Prior to taking up her full-time role in the ICA, Heather had run her own training business for circa 20 years, and during that time she gained exposure to a wide variety of clients, business models and Subject Matter Experts.

Heather’s current role has an emphasis on CDD, AML and GRC, which reflects some of her experiences. Heather has written policy and standards for a US based global bank, worked for a UK regulator and her many management development contracts have enabled her to build a suite of relevant knowledge and tools around the practical application of risk controls.