Course Facilitators & Speakers

All ACI Education courses are presented and prepared by experienced and professional leaders in the compliance and risk community.

A significant benefit of ACI courses is the direct contact participants have with these qualified professionals with the opportunity to interact, seek advice and network.

Some of our course facilitators and speakers have included:

Neill Buck CCP Fellow - Director, Neill Buck & Associates Pty Limited

Neill Buck has been advising on compliance, corporate risk management, governance and complaint handling across the Asia Pacific region for 12 years.  Prior to 1996 he spent 20 years as a regulator including NSW Director of the Trade Practices Commission (ACCC), CEO of the Franchising Regulator, General Manager Comcare, Apprenticeship Director and a secondment to the Australian Securities Commission.

He has conducted major reviews of regulation for governments and associations in the Farming Sector (farm gate to supermarket) resulting in a mandatory code, Film Distribution, Wine, Advertising, Franchising resulting in a mandatory code, Travel Agents and Cottage Building.  He has completed a large number of independent reviews for companies and organisations as well as audits reporting to a number of regulators under enforceable undertakings and court orders.

Neill has trained thousands of directors and executives in Australia and Asia.  Neill wrote the AICD Directors Essentials Risk Course and has developed, presented at and facilitated all the Australasian Compliance Institute’s accreditation residential programs. For the past 10 years Neill has written and presented a unique national series of courses for Standards Australia and SAI Global on Compliance, Complaints,Privacy and Governance and Risk. He has published widely on corporate risk and compliance.

Neill is a Life Member of ACI, Certified Compliance Professional - Fellow, Certified Practicing Risk Manager (CPRM) and Fellow of the Customer Service Institute.

Sandra Birkensleigh CCP Fellow - Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Sandra is the global lead partner for PwC's Governance Risk & Compliance practice. She can advise on all aspects of governance and compliance frameworks including design, implementation, monitoring and reporting. Sandra advises on the design development and delivery of Compliance based training tailored to the needs of the organizations and its employees. She also advises on control effectiveness and risk which link to providing improved compliance outcomes, in particular improved compliance cultures. Sandra is responsible for the development of the global compliance review and assurance methodology. She is highly valued for her ability to provide recommendations which are implementable and focus on delivering the business's key objectives whilst maintaining compliance integrity.

Peter Whyntie CCP - Executive Manager, Wealth Risk Management, CommInsure and President, ACI

Peter was elected President of ACI in October 2009.

Peter has over 25 years experience in the financial services in both the public and private sector. He has had senior positions as a regulator, strategic planning , product management, and compliance and risk management. In recent years he led the Compliance Practice at KPMG, consulting to clients on compliance and operational risk management including governance and conflicts of interest management. Peter has had first hand experience as a Director of two public offer superannuation funds.

Most recently, Peter was invited to join the Wealth Risk Management team at CBA to assist in driving the implementation of an enhanced risk and compliance framework across the CommInsure business.

He has a Bachelor of Economics and is a Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) through ACI. He is also a Fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia and a past Chair of the Institute's Corporate and Legal Issues Committee.