2013 Conference Presenter Biographies

Leif Coorlim – Senior Producer, CNN International’s Special Projects Unit, CNN

Leif Coorlim is an award-winning journalist and editorial director of the CNN Freedom Project. As senior producer for CNN International’s Special Projects unit, Coorlim is based at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta and produces feature programs and documentaries.

The CNN Freedom Project is a network-wide campaign that aims to shine a light on the horrors of modern-day slavery and amplify the voices of both the victims and the many dedicated workers fighting to end this global issue. Coorlim has produced a number of documentaries on human trafficking for CNNI’s World’s Untold Stories strand including “Innocence for Sale”, which won a 2010 CINE Golden Eagle Award, and “Trafficked in Plain Sight.” His expertise on the subject – and passionate storytelling – drives this unprecedented campaign across all of CNN’s platforms.

Since joining CNN in 2008, Coorlim has crisscrossed the globe producing documentaries and specials for the network such as “Be the Change”; “Going Green”; “Mirador: The Forgotten City”; “Witness to War”; “Sumatra: Paradise Lost?”; and the “CNN/YouTube Debate on Climate Change” at the 2009 COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen. He also produced content for Impact Your World, CNN’s initiative that empowers its global audience to take action and make a difference in response to stories they see.

 

Michael Ellis – Personal Care Industry Expert, ‘Cosmetic Europe – The Personal Care Association’

Having previously served with the Metropolitan Police for 20 years based in London, as a Detective attached to Scotland Yard, Michael Ellis has been engaged in anti counterfeit enforcement for 15 years, the past six years as the Global Head of Brand Protection for a leading skincare company, based in Germany.

His core responsibilities are to manage and coordinate the organization’s Global Corporate Anti Counterfeit efforts, and he leads the International In House team that enforces the IPR interests of the company.

Michael is the elected Chairman of INTERPOL’s IP Crime Advisory Group.  He is also the appointed Head of the European Aerosol Industry Anti Counterfeit working group and is a Director of the UKs Anti Counterfeit Group (ACG),

Michael is also the elected Vice Chairman of China Brand Protection Committee (‘QBPC’), for which he is the European Regional Representative and a member of the European ‘AIM’ Anti Counterfeit Committee.

Michael has a Masters degree in Social Science, in which he specifically researched the levels of organised crime counterfeiting.

 

Andrew JF Robinson – Director Investigations, Illicit Trade Strategies & Prevention, Philip Morris International Inc

Andrew Robinson is the Director Investigations, Illicit Trade Strategies & Prevention group at Philip Morris International (“PMI”) and is responsible for running global investigations into the illicit trade in tobacco products.

Andrew joined PMI in Hong Kong in April 2000 with responsibility for leading PMI’s anti-illicit trade team in the Asia Pacific region which resulted in successful raids on illegal factories operating in such countries as China, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand and the seizure of billions of counterfeit cigarettes destined for overseas markets.  During this time, Andrew also worked extensively with US Federal agencies on counterfeit issues from Asia which impacted the United States.

In July 2007, Andrew transferred to the PMI office in New York with responsibility for Brand Integrity issues in the Latin America region, before moving to Lausanne, Switzerland to take up the global position.

Prior to his employment with PMI, Andrew was a partner in the litigation department in Hong Kong of the London based international law firm of Clifford Chance, where he practised primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and intellectual property.

Andrew is admitted as a Solicitor in both England & Wales and Hong Kong.

 

Frederick E. Curry, III – Principal, Forensic & Dispute Services

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Frederick E. Curry, III is a Principal in the Forensic and Dispute Services practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (“Deloitte FAS”). Mr. Curry’s practice area covers, financial crimes, economic sanctions, insider abuse, conflicts of interests, employee wrong doing, financial investigations, electronic payments, and corporate governance issues. At Deloitte, Mr. Curry has lead domestic and international financial institution engagements focused on economic sanctions and various types of fraud and money laundering, including cash, check, wire, e-commerce, trade finance, credit and pre-paid cards.

Prior to joining Deloitte FAS, Mr. Curry was Senior Director of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) Services at the law firm Katten Mutchin Zavis & Rosenman where he advised financial institutions on the full range of regulatory and economic sanctions compliance issues. Previously, Mr. Curry was Examiner-in-Charge at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he planned, supervised, and conducted comprehensive safety and soundness and anti-money laundering/OFAC examinations of domestic and international banks which covered operational and internal controls, electronic data processing, information security, regulatory reporting, suspicious activity identification and reporting, electronic payment systems, security programs, insider abuse, and third party outsourcing arrangements.

Mr. Curry frequently lectures to federal and state bank examiners and law enforcement personnel on conducting specialized target financial crime and anti-money laundering reviews. He is also a frequent speaker abroad on regulation and supervision of financial service institutions, risk management, fraud, money laundering, economic sanctions, terrorist financing, clearing and settlement, and payment systems. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, served in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from the American Institute of Banking and earned a BS Degree from Adelphi University, MBA Degree

 

Warren MacInnis – Global Services Manager, Anti-Counterfeiting Operations, Underwriters Laboratories.

Warren MacInnis is the Global Services Manager for UL’s Anti-Counterfeiting Operations and joined the company in 2007 after retiring from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with nearly 22 years of service. Prior to his retirement, he spent his last 10 years investigating counterfeiting and piracy crimes in the Greater Toronto Area with the RCMP’s Federal Enforcement Section. As part of his mandate he currently oversees a number of global anti-counterfeiting and brand protection initiatives such as the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference, the UL Brand Protection Conference, the International IP Crime Investigators College as well as other enforcement and training programs.

Warren works with a large number of global law enforcement agencies on various projects and works in partnership with these groups to develop strategies and implement programs that are designed to combat IP crime.  He also works with rights holders and private sector industry groups to design and undertake brand protection initiatives that will increase their effectiveness to combat IP crime.

Warren is one of UL’s subject matter experts on IP crime and has given presentations at a large number of events, has led numerous anti-counterfeiting workshops and has taught at law enforcement training academies around the world.  His primary responsibility is to develop strategies, undertake initiatives and provide solutions in partnership with public and private sector organizations that will help protect people, products and places from counterfeit goods.

 

Greet Koster-Weering – Adviser in Criminal Investigation, Royal Dutch Marechaussee

First lieutenant Greet Koster-Weering joined the Royal Dutch Marechaussee (the military police force of the Netherlands) in 1997. She started as a Military Police Officer and served as a Vice Squad detective and was deputy head of the Criminal Investigation Operational Assistance Bureau at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. She got her Master’s Degree in Criminal Investigation in 2011 and since 2012 she’s an advisor in Criminal Investigation and simultaneously team-leader of criminal investigation advisors. She became involved in Crime Stoppers in 2010 when she took the initiative for an awareness campaign ‘Stop the Silence’ in the battle against Child Sex Tourism together with M. (report crime anonymously) the Dutch Crimestoppers. For this campaign she got an honorable mention and through this campaign she became kind of an ‘ambassador’ on fighting this crime in the Netherlands. She also works as a volunteer for the Dutch NGO ‘Plan Nederland’, an organization that aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries.

 

Lauren Book – Victim of Child Abuse

Chief Executive Officer, Lauren’s Kids

Lauren Book was a victim and is now a survivor of child sexual abuse. Because of her experience, Book founded Lauren’s Kids along with her father, Ronald Book, in 2007. Under Ms. Book’s leadership, the non-profit organization works to create a world where the exploitation of children is not tolerated. Over her years of service to victims of abuse, Lauren and her father have passed numerous Florida laws to protect victims and end the cycle of future abuse included the nation’s toughest mandatory reporting laws, child safety zones and ending the Statute of Limitations for prosecution of sexual crimes committed against children. Every year, Book walks the state of Florida to raise awareness about sexual abuse and to allow survivors an outlet to speak out about their experiences.

In addition to her advocacy work, Book is committed to empowering children to protect themselves against abuse by teaching an in-school curriculum that provides children with the necessary tools to act as the first line of defense against abuse. This year, the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum was distributed to every public school kindergarten class in Florida thanks to an appropriation from the Florida Legislature.

Book is also an accomplished author, chronicling her years of abuse in her memoir, It’s OK to Tell, which sheds light on the truth about abuse and the healing journey that a victim goes through to become a survivor.

As a nationally renowned spokesperson, Book is an advocate for change and regularly comments on breaking national news. Book has been featured on hundreds of news outlets including Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, the Associated Press, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell on CNN’s HLN and Maria Shriver Architects of Change.

Book was born and raised in South Florida where she currently resides and directs Lauren’s Kids. Lauren graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Creative Writing; and a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology and Social Change. Lauren has been recognized for her outstanding contribution to education relating to sexual abuse and for her work within Florida and nationally.

 

Damian McKinney – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, McKinney Rogers

Damian McKinney founded McKinney Rogers in May 1999 with a business partner, in Budleigh Salterton, Devon.   Less than two years later, Damian bought out his business partner in order to fulfill his ambition to expand the business globally.  The firm now has offices on every sub-continent around the world and revenues increasing by 50 per cent per year.

Prior to founding McKinney Rogers, Damian spent a year in a traditional management consultancy, learning about the profession, after deciding to move into business following a successful military career.

Whilst working in the management consultancy, Damian realized that there was a gap in the market.  Clients often became dependent on management consultancies to implement strategy or were left with a strategy they could not implement effectively.  He saw the opportunity for an advisory firm that could focus on helping clients execute their business strategy effectively by building high-performing teams.   Damian worked with one of the consultancy’s clients to help them execute the strategy effectively by changing behavior within the organization and motivating the sales teams.  The result, a 32 per cent increase in sales in six months, impressed the client sufficiently to suggest that Damian found a business specifically to offer this service.  Hence, the idea for McKinney Rogers was born.

Damian’s move into business at the age of 37 came after a fast-track career with the Royal Marines which started at the age of 19.  He spent 18 years as a commando, the majority of it deployed on operations, leaving as a Lieutenant Colonel.  His duties ranged from humanitarian relief to non-conventional internal security and conventional operations.  Damian was recognized a number of times for his conduct, including receiving an MBE from the Queen, and several commendations from allied countries, including the US.  He also studied for two degrees, including a Masters at Kings College, London University, where he emerged top of his year on the senior staff course.

Damian speaks Swahili, having grown up in Kenya where he had an adventurous outdoor childhood, regularly walking in the ‘bush’.  His African connections lead him to launch the McKinney Rogers Foundation in 2007 in the East Africa region.  The foundation focuses on supporting disadvantaged young people to become future entrepreneurs.  It currently supports 18 students at universities in East Africa and another has recently distinguished himself with an MBA at Cranfield.   Damian is now working to extend the foundation globally this year.

Damian is a ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ having been recognized for his role in helping the Johnnie Walker brand reach the number one position in the world.  He is married with three children and lives happily in Barbados, where he loves to farm and restore historical buildings in his free time.

 

Carl Berry BA (Hons.) – Head of the Trafficking in Person, Intellectual Property and Vice Unit, Jamaica Constabulary Force

Carl Berry is a Detective and an Authorised Financial Investigator who has spent over twenty one (21) years with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). He is currently attached to the Organized Crime Investigations Division (OCID) where he is a Support Officer to the Commanding Officer and current head of the Trafficking in Person, Intellectual Property and Vice Unit.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus and is currently studying law at the University of London. He is also a candidate at the University of Liverpool (UoL) where he is pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigations.

He has received training and mentorship from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the French, Columbian and UK Police in cybercrimes investigations, economic crimes, anti-money laundering, counter financing of terrorism, identity theft, intellectual property rights (copyright and trade marks) and other financial crimes.

He is a member of Jamaica’s National Anti-Money Laundering Committee, a trained Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Country Examiner and a trainer in the Strategic Implementation Process (SIP). He is also a senior lecturer at the Caribbean Regional Drug Law-Enforcement Centre (REDTRAC) and at the Staff College of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

He is a community person and sports enthusiast whose ultimate goal is to become a philanthropist.

 

Andrew F. Brathwaite, CA – Principal, AFB Consulting Inc

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Andrew F. Brathwaite is principal of AFB Consulting Inc., an accounting and financial consulting practice. He is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Accounting.

Mr. Brathwaite was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) from May 2010 to May 2012, and was formerly Chairman of the Institute’s Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee.   In July 2010 he was appointed to the SME Implementation Group (SMEIG) of the IFRS Foundation which is the standard-setting body responsible for International Financial Reporting Standards.  Mr. Brathwaite is a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Capita Financial Services Inc., a financial institution operating in Barbados and St. Lucia. He has been a Commissioner of the Fair Trading Commission of Barbados since 2006, and serves on the Commission’s Electricity Panel.

Mr. Brathwaite holds a practising certificate issued by ICAB and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. He spent 10 years as an auditor with the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers and has been a sole practitioner since 2004. His areas of practice have included audit, accounting, general business advisory and taxation services provided to a broad spectrum of onshore and offshore businesses including banking, insurance, manufacturing, trading, hotels, and construction.  He has written and presented several papers and training sessions throughout the Caribbean on matters related to auditing and financial reporting standards.

 

Charles Pile – Chief Security Officer, Central Bank of Barbados

Charles Pile is the Chief Security Officer of the Central Bank of Barbados. Prior to joining the Bank, Charles held the positions of Branch Manager for G4S Security Solutions and Assistant Vice President – Information Technology with Sagicor General Insurance Company.

He has also worked as Administrative and Finance Officer with the UNDP in Barbados, and served for nine years in Eastern Europe as Head of UN Finance Security. In this role, he was responsible for protecting cash in transit as it was transported in war zones such as Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macadonia, and for securing the facilities and the staff where the UN conducted its financial operations.

Charles possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration. He is also a reservist in the Barbados Defense Force.

He is fluent in Spanish, and speaks the Bosnian language.