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MLRO of the Year (NEW)

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  1. Register an account.
  2. Start your entry (save it in-progress).
  3. Submit your entry to be in the running.

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For any questions, please contact Berenice Lamblin

2025 Awards

This award recognises an exemplary individual that has successfully navigated the complex role of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) over the last 12 months, to deliver an impact within their organisation and beyond. The recipient of this award will be an expert within their organisation, supporting the business and their team to mitigate risks and make informed decisions to protect business and customers against money laundering.

Judges will be looking for exceptional communication skills and a strong ability to develop and manage relationships with boards and regulators to encourage AML efforts. Entries will demonstrate strong influencing skills and a passion for continuous improvement.


  • This award is open to FCA certified MLROs (SMF17) of financial institutions of all sizes.
  • Entries for this award must be nominated by a Manager, Stakeholder or Colleague.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted - please seek a nominator.
  • Entries must demonstrate evidence from the last 12 months, up to the awards entry deadline.


  • Please describe the career or role progression over the last 12 months for this individual.
  • The judges would be interested in any business or regulatory context in which this individual has been operating, that will highlight any specific challenges or opportunities that they have risen to overcome / embrace.
  • What were the drivers behind the individual’s success, why was this year in particular a highlight for their career?


  • In what ways did the individual surpass expectations over the last 12 months?
  • What new behaviours, new skills, or new competencies have been developed that have been beneficial for the business?
  • How did the individual build trust with internal stakeholders and their organisation’s board and shown confidence in supporting informed decision-making for the business?
  • How did the individual build trust with external stakeholders such as regulators or law enforcement?
  • How has the individual embraced their professional development and career progression?


  • What has been the impact of this individual for the team and/or business?
  • Are there any specific achievements that you would like to highlight?
  • Please provide any qualitative or quantitative evidence that helps to support the nomination.
  • The judges would be interested in any information that would help show why this is individual is an exemplary role model for others in the team.


  • Please provide up to three testimonials in support of the nomination from colleagues, internal business partners or wider stakeholders who can validate the success and contribution of the individual in the last 12-18 months.
  • Please keep testimonials to max 100 words.

MLRO of the Year (NEW)

2025 Awards