• Our team have an unrivalled combination of financial crime compliance, project management, business development and leadership experience

    Our co-founders have a proven track record for leading and managing anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing programs.

Our Team

Anthony Quinn

Co-Founder & Board Director / CEO Arctic Intelligence

Anthony has over 20 years consulting experience gained with some of the world’s best consulting firms, retail and investment banks. Anthony has been responsible for leading a number of high-profile transformation programs for clients including; Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, ING, Schroders Investment Management, Bank of New York, National Australia Bank, Westpac and Macquarie Bank.

For the last 10 years Anthony has dedicated his career to financial crime prevention and was the Program Director of both the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Program for the Banking and Financial Services Group of Macquarie Bank prior to founding Arctic Intelligence and co-founding AML Accelerate.

Neil Jeans

Co-Founder & Board Director / Principal – Initialism

Neil has a unique background in financial crime risk management spanning almost 30 years, investigating money laundering as a Law Enforcement Officer, developing AML regulation and supervision techniques as a Financial Services Regulator, and managing AML compliance across Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia and Australia at a senior level within three major European financial services companies and one major Australian bank.

Neil has worked with a major global provider in financial crime risk management solutions, developing innovative solutions to address global AML/CTF challenges.

John Waters

Co-Founder & Board Director / Principal – Initialism

Over 40 years’ experience in financial services for two major Australian financial institutions , working in senior operational roles, including Risk Management, Anti Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing, International Sanctions and Anti-Bribery compliance roles. AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery experience spans Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, and Asia.

Darren Cade

Chief Operating Officer / Company Secretary

20 years as a risk management professional consulting for E&Y and Deloitte, with the last 10 years working as a Divisional Director in various Senior Management roles at Macquarie Bank.

Darren functions as the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary for both AML Accelerate and Arctic Intelligence.

John Ballhausen

Independent Director of AML Accelerate & Arctic Intelligence

Independent non-executive director of 360 Capital Group a listed property fund.  John founded and sold Rimcorp Property Limited and was the former Chief Investment Officer with HIH Insurance and responsible for managing >$3bn in funds.

John serves on the Board of AML Accelerate and Arctic Intelligence.

Neil Helm

Board Adviser AML Accelerate & Independent Director Arctic Intelligence

Neil spent 10 years consulting for Accenture and 10 years as an executive at Macquarie Bank before being appointed as the CEO of OFX, which he successfully led through an exceptional growth period culminating in an ASX listing.

Neil joined Arctic Intelligence as an Independent Director in April 2017, through which he also guides the AML Accelerate Board and Management Team.

Michael Happell

Board Adviser AML Accelerate & Independent Director Arctic Intelligence

Michael recently retired as PwC Australia Chairman after 24 years as a Partner and also served as a Director on the PwC Global Board for 4 years, ending in June 2017.

Michael joined Arctic Intelligence as an Independent Director in June 2017, through which he also guides the AML Accelerate Board and Management Team.