Gavin Durbin

Gavin Durbin is a Senior Fellow for the Global Center, working on the Global Center’s anti–money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) programming. He has 14 years of experience in senior roles in the field of financial intelligence and AML/CFT. At the Australian financial intelligence unit (AUSTRAC), he developed law enforcement and intelligence agencies’ capacities on the operations and ML/TF vulnerabilities for money value transfer operators, and was in charge of outreach to Australia’s 15,000 reporting entities and the implementation of Australia’s 2006 AML/CFT Act. In 2009, he was appointed Senior Manager of AUSTRAC’s International Technical Assistance and Training team, which collaborates with bodies such as the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti Money Laundering Group, the East African Community, and the United Nations to provide technical assistance on topics such as the Financial Action Task Force’s risk based approach, anti-corruption and asset seizure, and the operational development of financial intelligence units. Since leaving AUSTRAC, Gavin has continued providing capacity building support in sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, and the Middle-East as Executive Director of AML Solutions International.