About Us

The ATTIC Research Institute (ATTIC) has been created in order to facilitate an overarching goal which is to continue to be the experts in the AML/CFT field, to set best practice guidelines for the industry and to drive the sector in an ethical, and just direction.

 

Our vision at ATTIC is to combine research, training, and education, and consultancy to provide a wrap-around and collaborative platform. In this way, we can be innovating, increasing knowledge and skills, and help our clients to better adapt and respond to the fast-paced AML/CFT environment. It allows us to provide first-class training and education solutions that are fit for purpose in an emerging market.  Furthermore, this enables us to offer both pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to our clients, whilst ultimately contributing to being experts in the AML/CFT field and further supports our values, beliefs, passions, supported by TIC Co.

We are committed to delivering world-class and professional service to individuals, and partners in the space of AML/CFT nationally and internationally. We produce quality research, accessible training, and trustworthy consultancy. All of these factors ultimately contribute to support, grow, educate, and enact change across our specialising field. 

Meet the Team

 
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Alice Tregunna

PhD, LL.M, LL.B

ATTIC Editor-in-Chief

Alice is a key founding staff member of ATTIC. She is responsible for all areas of compliance and manages our relationships with the various sector regulators and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Alice’s Ph.D. research was in organised crime, and her international context brings a wealth of experience. Alice continues to balance her roles here with lecturing at the University of Auckland, as well as working in an advisory capacity on AML to multiple other agencies. This means that her expertise is often requested by law enforcement and other agencies to support decisions being made at regulatory and legislative levels.

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Natalie Stagg

LL.B

Operations Manager

Nat has an impressive background in training and public speaking. She is passionate about seeing both clients and staff succeed. Nat has a natural style and her training sessions are full of relevant, memorable case studies, which allows the audience to totally understand the message. Nat will do everything she can to support keeping New Zealand clean from Money Launderers and those involved in Terrorism Financing. AML/CFT is something that Nat is passionate about and willingly shares her thoughts and views.

 

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Ivana Mlinac

MA

Research Institute Coordinator

Ivana coordinates our ATTIC Research Institute, and is focused on developing quality research and training platforms and content with key partners in the AML/CFT sector, government, academia, and beyond. Ivana has her Masters in Criminology and is a Ph.D. candidate. Ivana is an experienced Research Department Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Ivana specialises in social justice advocacy, and has a deep passion for research and believes that conducting quality research is important to make real-life impacts and changes within policy. Ivana believes that research impact and implementation is imperative to enact change. 

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Graeme Fraser

AREINZ Dip Bus Stud

National Sector Manager

Graeme has 27 years of experience in the real estate industry. This experience provides important day to day transactional, systems and process awareness important to getting your AML solution right. He recently researched and set up one of the largest DBG’s in NZ outsourcing AML/CFT to TICC. Graeme has a good working relationship with the DIA, the FIU, and is well known to the Real Estate Authority (REA), Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), and across the Real Estate Industry.

Research Assistants and Interns

Our research assistants provide crucial support to the professionals conducting research or gathering and analysing information and data. They conduct various duties based on the type of research being conducted. 

Our interns assist ATTIC with tasks set out by various teams, such as research, data capturing and working closely with different team members to learn more about the company.

We have been providing tertiary students with work placement opportunities in conjunction with AUT's Work-Integrated Learning programme. For more information about this, please see our Student Programmes page

Team Profiles

We also conduct interviews with various other members of our TICC and ATTIC team in Our ATTIC Online Magazine.

You can find these along with other interesting articles here.

We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer in New Zealand. 

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Interested in Joining the Team?

If you are interested in volunteering with us or being a part of our ATTIC team, please upload your CV below or email contact@attic.nz

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