About Us

MLROs.com is the fastest growing members lead forum for financial crime practitioners.

MLROs.com was founded in December 2005 with 140 members to address the need for a quality forum and facility for financial crime and compliance professionals.

Since those early days, MLROs.com has grown at a furious pace driven by a drive to bring as many practising financial crime professionals together to support one another and improve the quality standards in this extremely tough and ever changing working environment.

MLROs.com is now undoubtedly the premier industry lead forum for financial crime practitioners. However, the story doesn’t end there for us!
As the pressures of the tasks and requirements placed on professionals in the field continue to grow at an ever increasing pace, driven by the continued growth of the regulatory burden and the financial criminals ongoing determination to ply their nefarious trade with increasing sophistication and regularity; MLROs.com is stepping up to the task to ensure that each and every financial crime professional is educated, supported and empowered.

Our conferences provide an unparalleled opportunity to get informed on the very latest trends with information from the industry’s leading figures working at the cutting edge of the profession; they are always extremely popular and usually sell out weeks before the date of the conference, as they provide a cutting edge environment for education and networking with peers, industry vendors and service providers at minimum cost.

Our monthly free to members meetings are accepted through the industry as an essential forum that helps members keep fully informed of the latest trends and information, whilst providing a pleasant positive environment for networking geared to fit in with the busy financial professionals day.

Want to join the team? Find out about all of our current vacancies here.


For those of our members who have been in attendance at any of our events in 2017, you will know that there has been mention of a new MLROs.com Advisory Board, to assist with the curation of speaker line-ups at events. We are pleased to introduce the first members of the board. Find out more here


David originally joined MLROs.com as managing director at the end of 2013 to help lead the forum to the next level of it’s development.

David has worked in the financial services industry at Abbey Life, GRE and latterly as the National Sales Manager for a PLC debt recovery business. All before setting out on a successful career as a serial entrepreneur/ investor and business manager.

David is an experienced business leader with extensive repeated success in managing business change. He has a significant track record in successfully leading the growth of smaller companies into significant class leading enterprises.

With David’s steady hand on the tiller, MLROs.com members can look forward to a steady stream of improvements to the benefits and services available to them. All this alongside a significant increase in the value of being members of the industry’s leading forum for financial crime practitioners.

David Pelled


Ian Kafka

Membership Services Manager



Ian joined MLROs.com in 2015 to assist with various business functions, however has quickly developed to become a core member of our team, now with a focus on improving our service delivery to our membership.

Now acting as Membership Services Manager, Ian is essentially the front line of MLROs.com for our members and will likely be one of the friendly faces on hand to welcome you to one of our great events.