Armina Antoniou has approximately 20 years of experience as a risk and legal professional with a broad cross section of Australian and global companies. Antoniou is the general manager of financial crime risk at Tabcorp, Australia’s biggest listed gambling and entertainment company and one of the biggest gambling companies in the world. Antoniou leads a team of financial crime specialists who oversee Tabcorp’s anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) and sanctions compliance programs. She supervises Tabcorp’s engagement with law enforcement and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), Australia’s financial intelligence unit and AML/CTF regulator. This includes, within AUSTRAC’s public-private partnership, engagement with the Fintel Alliance. Antoniou has led and sponsored the financial crime work programs across multiple integration programs at Tabcorp to ensure standardized training as well as operational and systems-based compliance procedures across more than 4,400 retail bet-selling outlets and Australia’s largest online betting operator.
Antoniou’s previous experience was as a senior lawyer, spending most of her legal career working at one of Australia’s and the world’s largest law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills. As a seasoned litigator, she appeared in trials before regulatory body investigations and anti-corruption commissions and also participated in significant commercial litigation cases in Australia’s federal courts.
Antoniou is also one of Tabcorp’s Inclusion Ambassadors, a soccer mum and big sports fan.