Welcome to International Fraud Prevention Conference 2021. Cyber Security and fraud are top of the risk agenda for every corporation and CEO. The losses involved in a Cyber Security incident – in terms of not only monetary quantum but also reputation – are potentially huge and long-lasting.

The objective of the International Fraud Prevention Conference is to build a community with the common goal of fighting fraud in all its manifestations.

The convention is a space featuring cutting edge content where you will hear from and meet top international speakers and panellists. Just as importantly IFPC2021 is one of Europe’s major business networking events where senior executives and decision makers can connect and discuss mutual issues and interests. You will hear about the latest threats, innovations and solutions in the fraud prevention world.

Meet Our Speakers

Margaritis Schinas

Vice President
European Commission

Claire Loftus

Public Prosecutions, Ireland

Deirdre Carwood

Global Head of Investigations and Crisis Management

Deirdre Carwood

Deirdre is a senior forensic accountant with over 20 years’ experience in developing and leading financial crime solutions in the areas of investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, KYC, fraud risk management and data analytics.

Deirdre has led some of the largest high profile investigations and examples of recent work include;

1000+ asset tracing investigations for Irish and UK financial institutions and NAMA, including verification investigations for loan book sales to international funds; 500+ third party due diligence investigations for international and domestic clients in consumables, construction, pharma, IT and aviation sectors; Led a team of 50+ on an AML remediation projects for an Irish financial institutions; Provision of Protected Disclosure hotlines and other “whistleblowing” mediums to Irish clients; Led the investigation of fraudulent financial reporting in a number of international hotel groups, pharmaceutical companies, retail companies and public sector bodies; Undertook a number of fraudulent preference investigations under Section 251 of the Companies Act 1990; Assisted the liquidators on an Irish bank in the recovery of material assets from international jurisdictions; Assists Irish financial institutions with Independent Business Reviews for domestic clients in the property development and construction sectors.

Deirdre is also a seasoned lecturer, having developed and lectured on the Diploma in Forensic Accounting for Chartered Accountants Ireland and on the MSc in White Collar Crime Prevention and Anti-Bribery & Corruption for the Institute of Banking Ireland.

Sir Rob Wainwright

Senior Partner, North and South Europe

Brian Hayes

Executive Committee Member
European Banking Federation

Louise Byrne

Partner – White Collar Crime
A & L Goodbody

John Demers

US Assistant Attorney General

John Cusack

Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime

Derville Rowland

Director General, Financial Conduct
Central Bank of Ireland

Ciaran Martin

Former CEO
UK National Cyber Security Centre

Pat Lordan

Former Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau including the Irish Financial Intelligence Unit, Ireland

Pat Lordan

Pat who is originally from Drimoleague, West Cork, joined An Garda Síochána in 1986 and has served mainly in the Dublin Region but also worked in the South Eastern and Eastern Garda Regions. Pat has worked in Community Policing, Drugs, Prostitution Investigations, Serious Crime Investigations, Fraud and Financial Investigations, Financial Intelligence and Cybercrime. He has held the position of Detective in all ranks and has been at the forefront of the investigation of serious crime for many years. Pat is a Senior Investigating Officer (S.I.O.) and holds a B.Sc in Management Law from Trinity College Dublin.

In 2015, Pat took up his current position as Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is involved in many high profile investigations and is supported by Gardaí throughout the country trained in Fraud Investigation. Pat and his team have developed a Post Graduate Certificate in Fraud and E-Crime Investigation in association with University College Dublin. Pat was also the lead representative from An Garda Síochána in the 2017 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Review of Ireland. Pat sees education and crime prevention as being the most beneficial ways of reducing fraud into the future.

Billy Kelleher MEP

European Parliament Rapporteur on DORA

Chief James W. Essig

Chief of Detectives

Rois Ni Thuama PhD

Head of Cyber Governance

Stephen Kavanagh

Executive Director of Police Services

John Randles


Paul Cleary

Detective Chief Superintendent
An Garda Síochána

Jackie King

Executive Director
Ibec Global

Jackie King

Jackie leads Brussels-based Ibec Global, Europe's leading English-speaking, globally networked business organisation, and the international business division of Ibec - Ireland’s largest and most influential business advocacy and representative organisation.

Ibec Global’s engagement spans across Irish and global stakeholders to shape the conditions for international businesses to thrive, and to advance practical and scalable solutions that economies and societies need to prosper. Her previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Ottawa, Canada office of a leading international public affairs and strategic communications consulting firm.

Jackie has over two decades of experience as an international business leader, building high-performing teams and transforming organisations for the future. She is recognised as an expert in managing risk for organizations with international exposure, and has worked with executives, their boards, and public-sector officials in every sector of the global economy to protect and enhance reputation and deliver results for business and communities.

Mike Murnane

Program Owner for Fraud and Security Products

Rob Douglas

CEO and Co-founder at Skopenow

Stephen Rae

AML Intelligence Publisher

Stephen Rae

Stephen is the Publisher at AML Intelligence based between our Brussels and Dublin offices. Stephen is former Group Editor-in-Chief at INM, Ireland’s largest media group, where he ran the newspaper and online operations.

A member of the Supervisory Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), he has also served on the board of the World Editors Forum. Stephen is Principal at KOBN, a specialist European leadership advisory, with an emphasis on cybersecurity and climate change.

James Treacy

Publisher of StubbsGazette and Co-Founder AML Intelligence

James Treacy

James is the Managing Director at AMLi. James is also CEO at StubbsGazette, one of the oldest continuous credit bureaus in the world. He is one of the founders of the International Fraud Prevention Conference (IFPC), the fincrime and cybersecurity convention. James acquired the Stubbs brand from Dun & Bradstreet in 2008 and built the company’s reach. He was also the founder and chairman of the Irish Fraud Bureau.

Paul Williams

Author, Broadcaster, Investigative Journalist

Adrian Weckler

Award winning Technology Editor
The Irish Independent

Donna O’Shea

Chair of Cybersecurity
Cork Institute of Technology

John Buzzard

Subject Matter Expert, Fraud
NICE Actimize

Jon Malone

General Manager
AML, Fraud and Identity, Equifax

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