Kate Winter, General Manager
Kate is a philosophy graduate and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. She has had a long career in marketing and public relations, and since 2003 she has worked with awarding bodies who wish to raise their international profile. As ACi’s General Manager, Kate is responsible for the administrative aspects of building our association and she manages our online and social media presence. She is responsible for all aspects of the day to day management of the association. This includes daily interaction with the CEO and COO and weekly liaison with members of the Executive Committee and the Advisory Panel.
Suneel Panchal, Head of Finance
Suneel launched his career at easyBus (part of easyGroup), spearheading revenue growth initiatives and spearheading the expansion from central London to secondary city airports. He then transitioned to Diageo PLC, where he tackled productivity projects and portfolio rationalization within the corporate finance function. His final chapter at Diageo saw him managing the P&Ls of two key customers in the travel retail market, spearheading category rationalization, and conducting in-depth competitor analysis.
Following his tenure at Diageo, Suneel transitioned to British Petroleum, honing his marketing acumen as the Castrol brand’s Marketing Finance Manager. In this role, he meticulously assessed campaign profitability and implemented robust measurement and evaluation frameworks to gauge campaign success.
Suneel’s most recent endeavor placed him within the Digital and Business Solutions team at British American Tobacco. There, he assumed the mantle of finance lead, overseeing the global rollout of a critical HR platform.
Kelly Halloran, Finance & Administration Executive
Kelly is originally from New Zealand and started her Finance career in London working for the Hard Rock Cafe International as Assistant Financial Controller. She has since worked for Air Canada, Yoplait, and Radnor House Schools. Currently, Kelly is responsible for the ACi’s financial management and she assists with the day-to-day administration of the Association.
Barry Ellis, Project Manager
Barry is a retired UK police/ law enforcement officer having previously served with the Metropolitan Police, the National Crime Squad, the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Crime Agency. An experienced financial intelligence and international asset recovery specialist, he was the operational head of the UK Asset Recovery Office (ARO). He represented UK law enforcement at both the European Union financial intelligence (FIU) and ARO platforms based in Brussels. As an anti-corruption practitioner and policymaker, he was chair of a multi-agency PEP corruption forum and a key member of a Cabinet Office led initiative aimed at supporting UNCAC objectives with domestic and international stakeholders.
Barry has worked as a consultant in both the corporate and regulatory sectors providing advice to senior management on a wide range of compliance and investigation policies and procedures. He is an experienced project manager delivering change to diverse public and private sector clients, including the creation and implementation of training courses and training material to students globally. Currently, he is the project manager for the ACi In-House Corporate Investigators Handbook.