About Us

Our Approach

We adopt a highly collaborative and practical approach to solving complex problems.  Our differentiator is our ability to provide practical advice that is gained from a combined 40+ years of experience.

We understand the challenges faced by our clients because we have walked in their shoes.  We are passionate about delivering workable solutions and imparting our knowledge to improve your capability.


Meet the Team


Alice Saveneh-Murray

Alice brings deep industry and consulting experience gained both domestically and internationally. Her senior compliance roles (including as the AML/CTF Compliance Officer for one of Australia’s major banks) mean she understands the issues facing both Regulators and Industry participants and is passionate about developing workable, collaborative solutions. Alice is passionate about coaching, training and development opportunities and this is reflected in her inclusive leadership style. Along with Rachel, she brings trusted relationships from consulting, banking and corporate contacts.


Rachel Waldren

Rachel is a Senior Executive with over 25 years experience in both the public and private sectors.  She has a proven reputation as a leader in Financial Crime Risk, Compliance and Operational Risk.   Rachel is well known for providing strategic advice and commercial insights by simplifying complex legal, regulatory, and operational risks and applying a compliance lens in a business context.  Rachel has experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and has strong stakeholder relationships both domestically and internationally. Her ability to collaborate across business, industry and regulatory agencies and training in Human Centred Design (HCD) and Agile methodology ensures that Rachel is able to quickly understand and meet each client’s specific needs.


Alana Beeson

Alana is an experienced financial services compliance professional with experience across banking and fintech operations. She is a formally qualified educator and has been drawn to corporate roles with an educational aspect in the past. Alana's financial crime experience relates to Know Your Customer, enhanced customer due diligence, transaction monitoring, regulatory reporting and quality assurance frameworks related to these areas. Alana is passionate about helping firms understand their AML/CTF requirements to equip them with the right tools to ensure they're fulfilling their obligations in the fight against financial crime.


Rachel Challis

Rachel is an MWC senior associate with a decade of experience in AML/CTF supervision with Australia’s AML/CTF regulator AUSTRAC. At AUSTRAC, Rachel worked across the full regulatory spectrum, leading supervision teams in conducting risk-based engagement, audit and investigation activities. She also led Australia’s AML/CTF policy capability, was responsible for developing the national supervision strategy, and developed and delivered numerous training and development programs for AUSTRAC staff, AML/CTF supervisors across the Asia Pacific region, and for the industry.


Warren Kamara

Warren is a creative AML/CTF professional with experience in the global and domestic financial services industry. His financial crime background includes knowledge in fraud and AML/CTF operations. Warren has strong stakeholder engagement and great problem-solving abilities that have been extensively utilised in both project and operational environments. He is passionate about assisting teams in making data-driven decisions.


Abby Lundberg

Abby is an experienced Financial Crime Risk Manager with more than six years experience across banking and FinTech operating environments. She brings subject matter expertise in KYC, PEP’s, ABC, High Risk Customers, name screening & adverse media, TM investigation and regulatory reporting. Abby enjoys sharing her knowledge through the training and upskilling of others and excels at developing processes and procedures to assist firms in identifying and mitigating their financial crime risks.


Tulio Pacheco

Tulio is an experienced AML/CTF professional with experience across banking and fintech. His financial crime experience includes operational aspects of KYC, ECDD, TM and regulatory reporting as well as Line 2 experience with a particular focus on framework, policy and program uplifting. Tulio has great analytical skills and through these, he assists clients with improving their AML/CTF controls by ensuring regulatory requirements are met and identifying improvement opportunities to uplift processes/policies to make them more efficient.


Sam Waldren

Sam is a Junior Associate at MWC, currently studying in his third year in a Bachelor of Criminology at La Trobe University. Sam has completed an International Compliance Association Certificate in Anti Money Laundering in conjunction with the University of Manchester Business School (UK). Sam's recent experience has been working directly with a client in AML/CTF operations and is looking forward to gaining more experience across MWC's broader client base in the future.