Jan-Coos Geesink
Senior Vice President, Financial Crime & Reputations Risk, Thomson Reuters

Mr Geesink has been Thomson Reuters’ senior vice president of financial crime and reputational risk since September 2011. From July 2008 to June 2011, he was chief executive officer of Travel Security Services Ltd. Mr Geesink held numerous roles with Reuters before his time with Travel security Services Ltd, including global head of sales and transaction services, global business director, and several regional managing director positions. He is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Management.
Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE

  • Fellow of the International Institute of Strategic Studies
  • Former Director General of Development, Concepts and Doctrine at the Ministry of Defence, UK

Chris Parry spent 35 years in the Royal Navy as a Seaman and as a Fleet Air Arm officer during which he commanded HMS GLOUCESTER, the Maritime Warfare Centre and HMS FEARLESS. Along with regular operational tours in Northern Ireland, the Gulf and the Falklands, he was mentioned in despatches during the Falklands War and received the 1983 Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. From 2001, as a Commodore, he was Director Operational Capability in the Ministry of Defence and then, from 2003-5, commanded the UK’s Amphibious Task Group. As a Rear Admiral from 2005, he formed the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) and spent 3 years as its Director General. Here, he led and supervised the complete revision of all Armed Forces’ thinking and operation practices to reflect modern and emerging strategic conditions.

In the Ministry of Defence and in the academic world, he has written extensively on strategic, policy and transformational issues and contributed to all Defence options, cost studies and reviews since 1989. Nowadays, he works as a non-executive director, consultant, writer and lecturer, specialising in briefing major institutions, leading companies and banks about strategic forecasting, leadership and risk, as well as on security and geopolitical themes. He is a Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Chartered Management Institute and is a member of the Institute of Directors and the policy board of the Oxford Research Group.

James Swenson

James is Global Head of Operations and Delivery for the IntegraScreen business, a division of Thomson Reuters, Governance Risk and Compliance.

James has been with the IntegraScreen business since 2006 having moved from Hong Kong, where he worked as a senior case manager to London in 2009 to oversee the company's European expansion. Today he is responsible for global operations of IntegraScreen including research, productivity, workflow, case management and product delivery. He previously worked as a political risk consultant in Washington D.C.

Rowan Bosworth-Davies

Rowan is a 30 year veteran of hands-on experience in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance practice. A legal consultant and former Fraud Squad detective at New Scotland Yard, he ran the investigations division of one of the UK’s financial Self Regulating Organisations for two years. He subsequently spent ten years working for two leading law firms in the City of London as a Criminal Justice Consultant.

Rowan now maintains his own specialist consulting practice, providing high level advice and guidance to Financial Institutions, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Governments on a global basis. He has more recently completed UN role as an Expert Panel Member, focusing on financial asset oversight and monitoring UN sanctions in Liberia.

Monty Raphael
Monty has been with Peters & Peters throughout his legal career. Senior Partner until 30 April 2005, he remains with the firm as a full-time Special Counsel. His outstanding contribution to the legal profession was recognised in March 2011 when Her Majesty approved the appointment of Monty as Queen’s Counsel (Honoris Causa).

Monty is regarded as the “doyen” of white-collar crime lawyers, and has been engaged in all aspects of litigation involving fraud and regulatory issues for more than 40 years.

He has made a particular speciality of corruption, civil and criminal fraud and anti-money laundering law, domestic and international. Among the numerous high profile cases that he and the firm have been involved in over the last three decades are Lloyds of London, Guinness, Barlow Clowes, Blue Arrow, BCCI, Maxwell, Wickes, Versailles, Cash for Honours, Oil-for-Food and a whole host of serious and high profile cases and also less well-known or well-publicised, which include a number of multinational cases.

Monty has given evidence to the OECD, the Council of Europe and the Joint Committee of Parliament on Bribery Legislation, most recently the Bribery Act 2010, and is the author of the Blackstone’s Guide to The Bribery Act 2010 (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is a highly sought after speaker on anti-corruption and business crime matters, most recently co-chairing at the IBA Conference in Dubai, speaking in Chile, Argentina, Paris and Venice on the Bribery Act, and regularly appears at London conferences.

Monty is an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn; Honorary Solicitor to the Howard League of Penal Reform; member of the Board of Directors of the Fraud Advisory Panel; Director of Transparency International (UK) and Visiting Professor of Law at Kingston University.
Nick Benwell

Nick Benwell, Partner Simmons and Simmons

Nick is Head of Simmons & Simmons’ international Crime, Fraud & Investigations Group. He advises on criminal investigations, bribery and corruption issues and fraud for clients in various industry sectors including financial institutions. He was a member of the CBI’s working committee on the Bribery Act and is Vice Chair of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee.

Simmons & Simmons was awarded the FT Innovative Lawyers Award 2011 and the Thomson Reuters Accelus Award 2011 for its anti-corruption work.

Babar Hayat

Babar Hayat is the Proposition Manager for Compliance within the Compliance, Audit and Risk (CAR) group of Thomson Reuters.

Within this role, Babar is responsible for the end-to-end management of the Compliance proposition working closely with customers deliver solutions that meet the changing market requirements. Babar joined Thomson Reuters in April 2011 from Experian where spent over 5 years driving the Enterprise Applications product and data portfolio for the company.

John Solomon

John Solomon is Director of Threat Finance Research for Thomson Reuters. Mr. Solomon is an internationally recognized specialist on Middle East politics, global terrorism and illicit finance and related financial crime.

As founder and Director of The Middle East, Terrorism and Insurgency and Iran Sanctions Research Units, John's team monitors political upheavals and change; corruption; and terrorist financing involving illicit networks. John was instrumental in the design and creation of a new intelligence database in conjunction with government and international banks to provide a risk management solution for expanded Iran sanctions.

A published author and highly sought-after speaker, Mr. Solomon has contributed chapters to two critically acclaimed edited volumes on terrorism and terrorist financing issues. He has also been published widely in Jane’s Intelligence Review, Homeland Security Today, and the US Academy at West Point’s CTC Sentinel, among others.

Solomon is currently pursuing a doctorate in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, on the logistics and funding of terrorist networks.


David Copley, a former police officer with over 32 years law enforcement service, has extensive experience in the collection of intelligence and investigation of trans national organised crime groups. David has worked for the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) and within the United Kingdom Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU). David now provides advice, assistance and training to law enforcement agencies globally on organised money laundering, provides expert witness testimony and lectures to a wide variety of audiences including Cambridge University.

Keith Packer

Keith is the former Commercial General Manager of British Airways World Cargo and worked for the company for 8 years. In February 2006 the cargo division was raided by the EU Competition Authorities and investigated by the US Department of Justice for anti-competitive conduct in relation to surcharges.

Although he never lived or worked in the US, in 2009 Keith completed an 8 month sentence in a US Federal Prison Camp.

Keith’s presentation provides an eye-opening and engaging account of the events and will add real life impact to Competition Law Training. His stories of the dawn raid, DOJ tactics, plea agreement and life inside will make employees at all levels sit up and listen.