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Meet Our Team


Gillian Fitzpatrick, Digital Transformation Officer

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Gillian Fitzpatrick leads our digital transformation and interaction with clients.

As DTO with AML Intelligence Gillian brings market-leading knowledge of the B2B media landscape. She has partnered with major advertisers, bringing their campaign objectives to life with digital-first content that resonates. 

A founder of Bolter Media, Gillian has helped start- and scale-ups navigate their advertising journeys with expert, meaningful strategy. 

Gillian was previously Chief Commercial Officer at Maximum Media, a former Director of Storytelling at Sheology Digital, and a former Features Editor at the Irish Daily Mail. Gillian was Commercial Director at Communicorp prior to the group’s sale to Bauer Media.


Judy Maguire, Events Director

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Judy leads out our leading Boardroom Series conferences where she will be glad to support your organisation’s goals.

As Events Director at AML Intelligence Judy brings more than two decades experience in developing and executing high profile events.

She brings her experience of event management, creative direction and corporate communications to deliver high-end conferences for AMLi.

Judy established her reputation for creative innovation and attention to detail across a variety of sectors including Financial Services, Property, Medical, Pharma and Professional Services sectors.     

Alisha Houlihan – Content and Events Manager

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Alisha is our content and events manager from AMLi based in our Dublin office.

Alisha Houlihan is a dynamic and dedicated professional with a passion for creating meaningful content and engaging events in the field of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and financial crime prevention. As the Content and Events Manager at AML Intelligence, Alisha brings a unique blend of creativity, strategic thinking, and industry knowledge to her role.

With a background in journalism and a deep understanding of regulatory compliance, Alisha role extends beyond content creation; she works within the execution of impactful events from AMLi that foster knowledge sharing and collaboration. Her strategic approach to event planning ensures that AML Intelligence’s conferences, seminars and workshops provide attendees with unparalleled insights into the evolving landscape of fin-crime.

Alisha manages the bi-weekly newsletter, writes insight and breaking news stories, along with managing the day-to-day publications of the AML Intelligence site and social media platforms.


Laura Lynott, Senior Correspondent

Laura Lynott is a journalist with over 20 years experience working in news in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. She’s also written for American and Canadian publications. Laura has spent much of her career on major breaking news and has also covered business,
politics and tech.

Educated at Leeds University, she trained as a journalist and went on to pass her National
College of Journalism Training (NCTJ) senior exams in journalism, law and public affairs.
She recently received a first class Masters in screenwriting at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

In her native England, Laura worked in local press in Manchester, before moving to Derry,
where she worked across communities.

Headhunted to Dublin in 2007, Laura has worked at all the major news outlets in the city she now calls home. She’s particularly interested in how journalism can help educate and inform against bad actors globally, as the fourth industrial revolution gathers pace. In her spare time, Laura has also been co-producing a documentary and is writing creatively.

Sarah Beth Felix, Special Correspondent

Sarah Beth Felix is recognized in the compliance industry for her ability to navigate and operationalize global AML/CTF regulations to impact various institutional environments and risk profiles. She has over 20 years of experience in anti-financial crimes with operational, audit and consulting roles. Through her years as a Chief AML Officer, she provides highly operational and effective solutions through remediation projects, system validations, audits, and operational strategy. Working with both traditional institutions and FinTechs, she employs a unique discovery process that highlights risk exposure previously unknown to the institution. She is considered an expert in distilling FATF, Wolfsberg, Egmont, FinCEN and other global guidance into actionable and effective risk-based programs. Sarah Beth has niche expertise in operationalizing typologies and ML/TF threats within higher risk areas such as cannabis banking, FinTechs, LendTechs, correspondent banking, and trade finance. Palmera Consulting is her advisory firm serving global clients since 2011. She is also co-founder and CAMLO for a new digital correspondent bank – Acceleron Bank, in formation – based in Vermont.

Elizabeth Hearst, Columnist

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Elizabeth Hearst is a columnist with AMLi based in the Dublin office. Her speciality area is Banking. Elizabeth is a graduate of the Masters of Journalism programme at DCU. Prior to this, she obtained her BAgriSc from University College Dublin and interned at the Racing Post. Throughout her fledgling career she has interviewed high profile politicians, business people and sports stars. She has a keen interest in politics, current affairs, finance and business.

Technology & Audience Support

Mortimer O’Sullivan, Chief Technology Officer

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Mortimer has over 20 years of extensive IT experience across varying sectors ranging from Digital Media to Telecommunications. He has a proven track record in the design, development and implementation of robust and flexible business solutions in a dynamic industry and environment. Mortimer’s main focus is to continually improve our products, services and processes from both a business and online customer experience perspective.