The Advisory Panel comprises in-house and external advisors who bring specialist expertise and skills to the association in order to advise the Executive Committee.
There are no limitations on who can become an ACi advisor. Advisors can be in-house or external.
If you have experience and skills you feel could benefit the association and wish to be considered for an Advisory role, please register your interest via ‘Contact Us’ and a member of the team will contact you to explain more. Advisory Panel members enter into Advisory Agreements with the ACi outlining the expertise, skills and experience they bring to the association.
As a general rule, members of the Advisory Panel work pro bono for the benefit of the association. In certain circumstances, Advisors can be paid by the association. Examples of when Advisors can receive payment are the provision of investigations training and specialist technology work. Advisors receiving payment for services (such as training) enter into Supplier Agreements with the ACi. The terms of any supplier agreements are approved by the Executive Committee. As a rule, in-house Advisory Panel members cannot receive payments from the ACi.
Rainer Buehrer – founder member of the International Anti-Corruption Academy
After studying law at the University of Cape Town, Rainer joined the South African Police Service as a detective in the Commercial Branch. In 1995 Rainer was seconded to the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon, France, as the Head of the Economic Crime Branch. In 2002 Rainer left the Police and joined Interpol as the Head of the Anti-Corruption Directorate. In 2008 Rainer joined the German engineering company Siemens AG in Munich as the Global Head of Compliance Investigations, managing Offices in Germany, the United States, China, Mexico, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. In 2014 Rainer returned to South Africa as the Regional Compliance Officer for Africa. Rainer has vast experience in conducting and managing financial crime investigations and has dedicated a large part of his career to combatting Corruption in the public and private sectors. Rainer is also a proud founder member of the International Anti-Corruption Academy situated in Vienna, Austria.
James Butler, Managing Partner – enteles Search
James has been working within the investigative recruitment space for over seventeen years, placing both local and expatriate professionals across 40 countries, building investigatory teams for some of the most recognisable brands in the world. Before founding enteles Search, James held various leadership roles, leading several recruitment consultancies’ search practices across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. James also spent time as a Senior Consultant within one of the ‘challenger’ executive search brands in Central London, recruiting for Senior Civil Servants across Central Government. James is passionate about the subject of diversity, actively encouraging and challenging his clients to embrace a more diverse and inclusive approach to their recruitment processes.
Jules Colborne Baber, Partner, Deloitte Forensic
Jules leads the Fraud and Investigations practice within Deloitte UK and has specialised in conducting investigations and forensic advisory work across the world for over 20 years.
Jules’ experience spans conducting investigations involving fraud, corruption, money laundering, sanctions matters and other misconduct. Jules has also acted as a skilled person for the FCA. Many of Jules’ investigations have been complex and multi-jurisdictional where Jules has led teams to deliver in challenging and highly pressurised situations working with retained counsel and senior client management. On numerous occasions Jules has presented to regulators and prosecutors from around the world including the US DoJ, SEC, the Permanent Subcommittee of Investigations, HKMA, FCA and SFO. In addition to investigations, Jules spends time providing advice services to organisation to help them build resilience to economic crime and misconduct and to proactively monitor against these risks. Jules is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and graduated from King’s College London with a BSc in Geography.
Neil Fletcher, Investigation Specialist
Neil is an international ethics & compliance investigation specialist with 25+ years of experience gained in 100+ countries whilst working for global companies, regulators, military and law enforcement. Neil has lived/worked in Australia, Japan, London, Boston, Azerbaijan and Zurich. Neil recently completed an assignment as the Global Investigation Program Manager for EMEA APAC with Citibank Security & Investigation Services where he helped Citi on its journey to a best-in-class investigation program. He is currently helping Sandals Resorts put in place a recognized international good practice ethics & compliance program. Neil is a graduate of Monash University (B. Bus – Accounting), Charles Sturt University (Grad. Dip. Fraud Investigation), a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Neil is an avid golfer which he compares to interviewing (all about preparation, having the right equipment and materials, practice, and being ready for any challenge that may arise). Neil advises the Executive Committee on the association’s education and training strategy and pathway.
Adam Garside, Director – BRG
Adam Garside is a forensic accountant with over 15 years of experience conducting investigations into suspected fraud, bribery and corruption. He has built up his extensive investigative experience through his in-house roles for an FTSE100 oil and gas major and Magic Circle law firm, as well as the forensic accounting teams of consulting firms. Adam is particularly interested in the application of technology when conducting investigations and is currently undertaking further study in data analytics at Imperial College. Adam advises the Executive Committee on data strategy, data management, data risks and data analytics.
Mark Gough, Gough Risk Consulting
Mark has over 35 years of professional investigation experience at both national and international levels within the public sector and private sector. Mark started his career as a counter-terrorism investigator with the Australian Federal Attorney General’s Department. From 1996 to 2008, Mark worked in the Investigations Division of the Office of Internal Oversight Services at the United Nations in New York. Mark joined Siemens in 2008 as the Global Deputy Head of Compliance Investigations and managed the Europe/Middle East/Africa investigation team from the Munich headquarters. In October 2014, Mark was appointed as the Regional Head, Case Handling Asia Australia (within the newly created Legal and Compliance – Regulatory Governance structure in Siemens AG), based in Singapore and with a regional office in Beijing. In August 2019, Mark joined Schneider Electric in Singapore as the East Asia, Japan and Pacific Compliance Officer also responsible for all investigations across the region. Mark returned to Australia in early 2021 and started his own consulting company, Gough Risk Consultancy, based in Queensland. Mark will provide the ACi with advice on corporate investigations management, investigation training (investigations and interviewing), strategic investigation policy identification and drafting, and whistleblower risk management issues.
Christoph Haid is a partner at Schoenherr and joined the law firm in January 2004. He is a member of the EU & Competition department and co-heads Schoenherr’s Compliance & Investigations teams.
On the competition law side, he has since been involved in numerous high-profile merger control proceedings before the Austrian competition authorities and the European Commission, and coordinated global merger control filings, particularly in CEE, where his focal point of work is. On the compliance side, Christoph is frequently involved in supporting clients to implement comprehensive compliance programmes, investigate perceived misconduct and respond to emergency situations.
Annabel Kerley, Partner – StoneTurn
Annabel Kerley is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Graduate Diploma in Law. She specializes in forensic accounting and has a considerable track record in leading complex, cross-border criminal, regulatory and corporate internal investigations for clients across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining StoneTurn, Annabel spent five years in the Enforcement Division of the Financial Conduct Authority and has been seconded to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Annabel advises the Executive Committee on financial strategy, accounting, financial risk management, and governance.
Chris Meager, Managing Partner – enteles Search
Chris has twenty-two years of recruitment experience, which has seen him work on senior level searches for some of the largest multinationals in the world, successfully placing people in over 45 countries within the investigative and security sphere. Chris regularly speaks at industry events both in Europe and the US, on a range of subjects ranging from Diversity & Inclusion, through to how a business’ culture can affect the investigative and security management function and its leadership. Chris holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Security Management from Leicester University and is a member of ASIS International, the Security Institute and the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals.
Lisette van Eenennaam, Legal Advisor – ABB Integrity Group
Lisette van Eenannaam is the Deputy Head of ABB’s Special Investigations team and Senior Legal Counsel for the ABB Integrity Group. In her position, she is responsible for ABB’s “zero tolerance” anti-corruption program and related areas of integrity. This entails coordinating preventative efforts against potential fraud and corruption and resolving weaknesses within the company by means of monitoring, investigation and remediation. Lisette has been a compliance professional since 2004 and has over 10 years’ experience in international corporate investigations, specialising in FCPA and other foreign bribery and corruption regulatory requirements for multinationals.
David Wolfe, Training & Education Advisor – GF-FATM
David Wolfe is a Senior Investigator within the Office of the Inspector General of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, he is a seasoned financial investigator and forensic accountant with extensive international expertise in conducting and leading complex and high profile financial fraud, procurement and corruption investigations, forensic audits, and risk assessments. David has also advised organisations on anti-fraud programs and has contributed to the development and implementation of the Global Fund’s “I Speak Out Now” fraud awareness initiative. Over his career, he has led high-profile investigations in over 35 countries involving hundreds of millions of dollars of losses and severe programmatic impacts including the United Nation’s Iraq Oil for Food Program and WorldCom investigations. Co-creator of the Fraud Diamond theoretical framework, a US Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics, David is an author and frequent speaker and instructor on topics of his expertise.