Our Executives

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KERRY GRASS, AML360 SOFTWARE

Kerry Grass

CO-FOUNDER

Kerry has in excess of 15 years experience in AML/CFT compliance which includes roles with government and banking institutions. In 2005 she was a Financial Crime Expert at the Financial Services Authority in the UK where she was involved in assisting the FSA design AML supervisory tools.  In 2009 she was an AML Advisor at the New Zealand Reserve Bank and played a key role in establishing the framework for sector risk assessments. Since 2010 she has operated an AML/CFT consultancy firm specialising in advisory services for risk assessments, policies and conducting AML/CFT audits. 

NICHOLAS GILMOUR, AML360 BEST AML SOFTWARE

Dr. Nicholas Gilmour

ADVISORY BOARD & CO-FOUNDER

Dr Nicholas Gilmour has worked as an advisor to the UK and Abu Dhabi Governments in relation to cross border criminal investigations, extradition, money laundering and organised crime. Nicholas has a Doctorate in Criminal Justice. His research focused on the prevention of money laundering through the adoption of situational crime prevention theory. Nicholas has also worked as a senior lecturer at Massey University and taught via Charles Sturt University in Australia. Nicholas is an elected member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Committee of Management – a role supporting the work of academia, public and private sectors in tackling crime and understanding the many consequences.

John O'Hara, AML360 Software

John O'Hara

CHAIRMAN, ADVISORY BOARD

John is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He has strong professional skills in Business Development, Sales Management, and Manufacturing. John has a wealth of knowledge for innovation and successful commercialisation of software development.  He has grown four technology companies from inception to exit and in three cases built the companies through exporting rather than supplying the domestic market. 

COLIN PORTER, AML SOFTWARE

Colin Porter

advisory board

Colin was admitted to the bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2000 and holds a double major business degree in Finance and International Business. He worked as a Solicitor and Barrister in private practice and in 2006 worked offshore in finance for The Amicorp Group, Equity Trust and STM Group PLC in senior management roles. He has been regulated by the Financial Services Commissions in Jersey, Switzerland, Malta and Gibraltar for Compliance and Anti Money Laundering. Colin became the CEO of the world’s largest offshore pensions business, an entity listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. He has a wealth of experience in the Corporate and Trust Services sector including directorships on companies for high net worth individuals, royalty and celebrities.

LEIGH FLOUNDERS AML360 SOFTWARE

Leigh Flounders

ADVISORY BOARD

Leigh has vast experience in the digital technology sector, he is currently the Senior Vice President, Head of digital strategy and engagement for Emirates NBD Group one of the largest financial institutions in the Gulf Region.  He is an elected board member for NZTech, sits on the steering committee of FinTechNZ and in 2017 was the winner of New Zealand CEO of the Year Award.  Leigh has worked between The USA, New Zealand, Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK with the Chinese tech giants Tencent, Ant Financial, Baidu, JDPay and a number of the main Chinese banks, watching them grow, dominate and innovate in the Financial Technology sector. 

DOMINIC RITCHIE AML SOFTWARE

Dominic Ritchie

ADVISORY BOARD

Dominic has in excess of 20 years experience within information technology and holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computer Science (inclusive of software development). Dominic has a strong interest in Information Security, having been security manager for a Big Data company, working with personal and company data from all types of industries including financial, insurance and government.  His previous roles include Information Systems Support within the Faculty of Science at Auckland University and more recently Senior IT Research Specialist with the Centre of eResearch and Science at Auckland University..

DANIEL KAVALI, AML360 SOFTWARE

Daniel Kavali

ADVISORY BOARD

Daniel’s experience includes senior management roles to drive marketing, product management, sales enablement and business development. He holds a Bachelor of Visual Communication obtained from the Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Daniel has an eye for market innovation, undertaking market needs analysis and technology assessment.