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During a 30 year career with the Metropolitan Police Simon Dilloway was employed as an NTFIU team leader conducting financial investigations of high priority terrorist targets in conjunction with the British intelligence agencies and the anti-terrorist branch. He was the author of the definitive report on the costing and funding of the London Bombings on 7th July 2005, the findings of which were used in the UK Home Office Narrative Report on the attack, and was the lead financial investigator in the transatlantic airline bombing conspiracy (Operation Overt) investigation that resulted in four convictions at Woolwich Crown Court and probably saved the lives of over 3,000 people.

He is a specialist in organized crime, anti-corruption, terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, financial investigation and analysis, financial crime investigation, financial and criminal intelligence systems. His countries of experience include UK, Isle of Man, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Greece, Cyprus (North and South), Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, Ukraine, Albania, Armenia, Czech Republic, Canada, Bahamas, Netherlands, Ireland, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya and the United Arab Emirates.

He contributes regularly at international conferences, seminars, and training events organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, MLRO’ and others dealing with organized crime, financial crime, money laundering, and terrorist financing. These include Factiva/Dow Jones, Clarion Gaming and other industry organisations around the world. He has addressed the NATO Terrorist Finance Committee at the NATO HQ in Brussels, and has rewritten the AML Guidebooks for Investigators and Prosecutors in the State of Viet Nam for the UNODC.

He has lectured on Terrorist Finance Investigation at courses run by the United Kingdom Asset Recovery Agency (ARA), the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorist Command and other UK police forces. He has delivered training in Financial Investigation to H.M. Crown Agents’ International Commercial Crime Course, and is involved in developing overseas financial investigation training with the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA). He has trained police and judiciary in Beirut, as well as Iraqi security, in the combating of money laundering and financing of terrorism.

He has contributed to a publication concerning the finance of terrorism emanating from a project in the Russian Federation on behalf of the Council of Europe and was involved as an external expert to the Central Bank of Armenia in Yerevan. He has published several articles on Terrorist Financing and the funding of the July 2005 London bombings, as well as a number on anti-money laundering matters in the regulated sector, both in the UK and US. He features on an ITN video on financial crime, as well as a compliance training video prepared for the Norwegian Government. He was a guest on BBC’s ‘File on 4’ programme on Terrorist financing. He is currently a member of the Panel of Experts advising the UN Security Council Libyan Sanctions Committee on the financial sanctions.

His qualifications include BSc(Hons) in Policing and Police Studies, MSc in Criminal Justice Studies, and a BTEC Diploma in Financial Investigation.

He is a Fellow & Past Director of the Security Institute, and a Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the Institute of Directors and the Professional Contractors' Group. He is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), on the Register administered by the Security Institute on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.

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