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ICMEC Australia’s CEO, Anna Bowden, recognised as Financial Crime Fighter of the Year

December 8, 2023

At ICMEC Australia, an unwavering commitment to protecting children from abuse and exploitation is at the forefront of our mission. Recognising the severity of this heinous crime, we firmly believe in the power of a collaborative, cross-industry approach to address the multifaceted challenges that child protection poses. It is with immense pride and excitement that we announce the well-deserved recognition bestowed upon our CEO, Anna Bowden, who has been honoured with the Financial Crime Fighter of the Year award by Macquarie University’s Financial Integrity Hub.

Anna’s acknowledgment as Financial Crime Fighter of the Year is a powerful testament to her relentless dedication to the cause of child protection and her inspirational leadership within our organisation. Throughout 2023, the child protection sector has witnessed remarkable strides in improving outcomes for children, fuelled by collaborative efforts across diverse industries. In the face of such complex challenges, Anna has played a pivotal role in guiding ICMEC Australia to foster collaboration among industry professionals, recognising the critical importance of collective action in protecting our children from exploitation.

Under Anna’s leadership, ICMEC Australia has been on a mission to empower professionals within the industry to work together effectively, understanding that the fight against child sexual exploitation demands a united front. This award recognises Anna’s indelible dedication to supporting a safer world for children, and our organisation’s commitment to working across all sectors to protect more children from harm.

As an organisation, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all our partners, with a special acknowledgment to those in the financial sector. Their unwavering support and collaborative efforts have been invaluable in driving forward our shared goal of creating a safer world for children. This recognition serves as a reminder of the meaningful impact that can be achieved when diverse sectors join forces to combat the exploitation and abuse of our most vulnerable.

ICMEC Australia is immensely proud of Anna’s well-deserved recognition as the Financial Crime Fighter of the Year, and we remain committed to collaboration and innovation in the pursuit of a world where every child is protected from harm.

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