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Liam O'Brien
Subject Matter Expert

Liam is a highly experienced risk and compliance expert, a company director, and problem solver.

He brings a practical approach to client matters formed from years of experience both in house and in an advisory capacity. His pragmatic view is formed around a principle that regulatory activities should be designed to enhance the chance of realising commercial aspirations. His measure of success for risk and compliance programs is the way they influence how people within organisations go about their work. Liam is a professional trainer and often speaks at conferences and networking events for industry associations such RMIA, GRC Institute, Governance Institute,Institute of Internal Auditors and the IAPP.

Key Skills
◽ Risk and compliance for growth
◽ AFSL and ACL problem solving
◽ AML/CTF programs and training
◽ Consultation, interviews, investigation
◽ Practical solutions development
◽ Dealing with unique organisations
◽ Corporate governance
Whistleblowing

Qualifications & Certifications
Graduate Certificate - Applied Finance
Master - Applied Finance
Graduate - AICD
Graduate – ACAMS (In progress)



Nathalie Nuijens
Head of Custom Development

Nathalie is a highly experienced learning and development specialist, training consultant and content manager.

Her expertise lies in analysing an organisation’s learning and development needs, then advising on how to optimise learning frameworks and staff development initiatives. She applies her content management skills to the development of e-learning, blended learning and policy development, and formulates bespoke solutions for particular audience groups such as executives,onboarding new starters or upskilling “at-risk” employees.  

Nathalie comfortably works with most regulatory compliance topics and has a passion for ethics and diversity and inclusion. Experience in developing professional learning solutions, combined with her innovative approach to training, has made her a respected figure in the L&D industry.She is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, and webinar presenter.

Key Skills
◽ Training needs analysis
◽ Instructional design
◽ Creating engaging and effective learning programs
◽ Project management
◽ Responsive and result driven
◽ Communicator
◽ Policy development
◽ A love for anything “words” and “learning”

Michael Funston
Senior Manager Legal Compliance

Michael has thirty years post-admission experience as a lawyer. Prior to working for GRC Solutions, he managed the Legal & Compliance team at the Customer Owned Banking Association for ten years.

Michael has also held positions of Senior Lawyer at ASIC, and Coordinator of the Financial Rights Legal Centre (previously Consumer Credit NSW Inc). His areas of expertise-include retail banking and finance regulation, privacy law, financial services industry codes, and general consumer protection law.

Key Skills
◽ High level research and analysis skills
◽ Deep understanding of banking and finance policy issues
◽ Ability to explain complex regulatory issues simply
◽ Lively and engaged public speaker

Qualifications & Certifications
◽ BA (Hons), University of Melbourne
◽ MA, University of Sydney
◽ LLB, University of Sydney
◽ LLM, UNSW Australia

Justin Muscolino
Head of North America Training Operations

Justin brings over 24 years of wide-arranging experience in compliance, training and regulations. Previously  he served as Head of Compliance Training at Bank of China, Macquarie Group’s Head of Americas Compliance Training and JPMorgan Chase’s Compliance Training Manager.

Justin also worked for FINRA, a US regulator, where he created Examiner University to train examiners on how to perform their function.


Key Skills
◽ 20+ years of regulatory knowledge


Qualifications & Certifications
◽ Langevin Professional Trainer Certification
◽ Certified Asset Management Professional (CAMP Designation)







Deidre Grover
Senior Compliance Advisor

Deidre was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW over 30 years ago and has worked at GRC Solutions since late 2018. Deidre has spent many years working in financial services in both education and policy roles. She has also spent many years working as a Senior Legal Writer and Editor and was formerly the Assistant Editor of the authorised NSW Law Reports. 

Over the past decade, Deidre has worked as a Program Developer and Policy Analyst at the College of Law, as the Anti-Money Laundering Graduate Program Manager at the Australian Financial Markets Association, and as a Senior Policy Adviser at Finsia.

Key Skills
◽ Corporate governance
◽ Modern Slavery
◽ Anti-money laundering (AML)
◽ Whistleblowing
◽ Privacy

Qualifications & Certifications
◽ Diploma in Law (LPAB) (University of Sydney Law Extension Committee)
◽ Practical Legal Training (College of Law)
◽ Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (Australian National University)
◽ Certificate in Not for Profit Governance (Governance Institute of Australia)
◽ Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (BSZ40198) (Learning Dimensions Australia)


Geeta Castle
Regulatory Compliance Consultant

Geeta is the principal consultant at Teal Blu, a boutique regulatory compliance consultancy firm based in Singapore providing expertise and tailored services to organisations doing business in Asia Pacific.

She has over 20 years of experience covering compliance, risk, governance and audit for top tier Asia Pacific, US and European based organisations.

Her experience includes expertise in advising financial services, financial technology, trading venues, brokerage, pharmaceutical and life sciences organisations.

Key Skills
◽ Corporate governance
◽ Regulatory compliance
◽ Compliance and risk management frameworks
◽ Compliance and ethics culture

Qualifications & Certifications
◽ MBA ( Business Law, International Business) -University of New England
◽ BAppSC - University of Sydney



Stepahnie Wong
Lawyer

Stephanie has wide-ranging experience in developing content for the legal sector, having drafted and edited many of our off-the-shelf and custom courses. She writes with a sensitivity towards the industries and sectors our clients work in, and an acute understanding of the human dimensions of the challenges that our learners may encounter, in both the context of their workplaces and the process of learning.

Key Skills
◽ Knowledge of key regulatory and compliance frameworks, including AML/CTF, privacy law, workplace bullying, discrimination and harassment, and competition and consumer law
◽ Ethics and regulatory training
◽ Australian and international tax law
◽ Creative problem solving and practical solutions development
◽ Legal research
◽ Editing and proofreading

Qualifications & Certifications
◽ Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – The College of Law
◽ Juris Doctor – University of Sydney
◽ Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)/Bachelor of Arts (Screen Arts) – Curtin University



Peter Hughes
Senior Compliance Advisor

Peter was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW more than 25 years ago. Prior to working for GRC Solutions, he spent many years working for the Customer Owned Banking Association. His chief role there was to resource and equip mutual banking institutions to reach the highest standards of compliance.

His areas of expertise include consumer credit, financial services regulation, retail banking laws, privacy, financial services industry codes, and AML/CTF laws.

Key Skills
◽  Research and analysis of complex regulatory systems
◽ Implementing compliance solutions in a commercially appropriate way
◽ Making complex legal concepts accessible to non-legal audiences
◽ Tailoring computer-based compliance training to maximise learning     and engagement


Qualifications & Certifications
◽ BEc/LLB,University of Sydney
◽ Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, UTS
◽ Diploma of Business (Frontline Management), UTS
◽ Diploma of Training and Assessment, UTS

Bill Tarrant
Training Specialist

Bill is an accomplished trainer with broad-ranging leadership experience

In creating and delivering online and facilitated training,Bill leverages skills developed in public administration, university teaching,contact centre and sales team management, and most recently seven years involvement with financial services compliance training in Australia. He has deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with delivering compliance training to customer contact staff.

Key Skills
◽ Applied ethics
◽ Critical reasoning
◽ Change management
◽ Public speaking/presenting
◽ People management
◽ Staff development

Qualifications & Certifications
◽ BA (Hons I Philosophy)
◽ Cert III front line management
◽Prosci Change Management Certification
◽Cert IV in TESOL

We can help you with:

  • AML/CTF independent review
  • Training needs and curriculum development
  • AFSL & ACL compliance
  • Modern Slavery compliance

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