Simon’s extensive international experience in corporate investigations includes significant Employee Misconduct, Fraud, Bribery, Corruption, Antitrust & Competition, AML, Sanctions, Market Abuse and commensurate preventative/remedial measures. His 30 years of expertise in major investigation management, covert and overt intelligence gathering, relationship and stakeholder management, Ethics / Compliance / Integrity related investigations and reviews demonstrate his proven ability to facilitate consensus through negotiation and collaborate with senior management across all geographies.
Eve Giles, Partner, Allen & Overy
Eve has over two decades of experience advising on high profile criminal and regulatory investigations and other corporate crime issues for clients spanning a wide range of sectors. She has a broad range of expertise, advising on cases involving international and national corruption, tax evasion, antitrust, cartels, money laundering, fraud, insider dealing, market abuse, misleading the market and misconduct in a public office and misconduct in the work place. Eve acts for both individuals and corporations and is very experienced in acting for senior individuals in high profile investigations, including executive and non-executive directors, GCs and compliance team members, including MLROs. She is also an experienced criminal trial litigator (securing wins in the LIBOR, Operation Elveden, Torex and and BA/Virgin price fixing trials) and has defended a number of cases at trial against the UK SFO, FCA, CPS and the CMA.
Sarah Henchoz, Partner, Allen & Overy
Sarah is head of the Allen & Overy London Employment team and one of the City’s leading Employment lawyers. With the spotlight shining more brightly on how companies behave, the cultures they are promoting and how they are dealing with wrongdoing, Sarah has been working closely with multiple clients to help proactively influence the culture within their organisation. She regularly advises on the employment aspects of complex regulations as well as sensitive investigations on #MeToo misconduct, #BLM and diversity and inclusion issues. For example, she has acted as an independent investigator into an allegation of racial harassment within a global media company, and acted on behalf of another global company in relation to an investigation into a serious sexual assault. When she is not acting as the investigator, Sarah is regularly sought out by clients to advise them on investigations they are managing in-house. Sarah also regularly appears in and advises clients on Employment Tribunal and High Court, most recently acting for Swansea University on its successful defence of a claim by two senior members of staff following their dismissal after an investigation into alleged bribery and corruption, acting for BNP Paribas in its successful defence against a claim of whistleblowing dismissal and detriment from an employee who had alleged unlawful practices within its Italian business, and acting for Sensyne Health Plc on its successful defence on an application for interim relief (whistleblowing) brought by its former CFO.
Steve Young, CEO, ACi
Steve served 20 years in UK law enforcement investigating economic crime specialising in the pro-active investigation of Banking Fraud, Bribery & Corruption, Whistleblowing and Money Laundering. This was followed by 6 years at Citigroup Inc. as EMEA Regional Director of Investigations, and 8 years as Barclays Bank Plc, Global Head of Investigations for Investment Banking & Wealth Management. Currently Head of Fraud & Investigations in Group Compliance at Lombard Odier, based in Geneva. To date, 40 years of international economic crime experience in both a law enforcement and corporate environment.
Basha Galvin, COO, ACi
Basha started her career with the Metropolitan Police and moved to the City of London Police Fraud Unit, covering money laundering, trade finance fraud, bribery and corruption. Basha left the police and moved to Citigroup for four years, moving to Barclays plc in 2006 as Head of Investigations & Whistleblowing for Wealth & Investment Bank. In 2018 Basha moved to the Oil & Gas Industry as Head of Investigations for Tullow Oil Plc leaving in late 2020. In early 2021 Basha moved to Lloyds Banking Group managing Conduct Investigations and in November 2022 commenced a role as Senior Investigations Manager at British American Tobacco. Basha was named as one of the “Top 40 in-house” investigation professionals by Global Investigations Review.
Tim Roberts, Director of Disputes and Investigations, The Risk Advisory Group
Tim Roberts is Head of Risk Advisory’s Litigation Support and Disputes practice, based in London. He has conducted complex litigation support assignments and large scale investigations in numerous jurisdictions across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa. Tim joined Risk Advisory after spending four years at an international intelligence consultancy. He previously trained and qualified as a solicitor in the dispute resolution practice of an international law firm, acting on large scale regulatory investigations, commercial disputes and white collar crime matters. Tim graduated from the University of St Andrews with a first class degree in Modern History and International Relations before studying law as a postgraduate at BPP University in London.
Manu Hanspal, Head of EMEA, ACi
Manu’s investigative experience stems from having served within UK Law enforcement for 15 years leading teams investigating serious and organised crime using specialist, proactive and covert methods. Transitioning into Corporate investigations, Manu has worked across numerous jurisdictions within the mining and extractive sector conducting and overseeing investigations into Business integrity concerns in addition to having accountability for the management and development of Rio Tinto’s global investigations programme. Manu is currently Investigations and Conduct Monitoring Director in Ethics & Integrity at Compass Group, leading and designing both a Group Investigations programme and conduct monitoring framework.
Jonathan Brown, Senior Managing Director, Ankura
Jonathan Brown is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in London and has supported clients exposed to acute reputational and regulatory risk for over 20 years. He has worked for enforcement agencies including the Serious Fraud Office and the UK’s insolvency regulator and also spent a decade in the forensic practice of a Big 4 accou nting firm focusing on fraud and corruption investigations.Jonathan specialises in multi-jurisdictional matters and has undertaken proactive and reactive investigations, disputes, and compliance projects in over 50 countries. He has acted as an expert and shadow expert on complex issues, including corporate collapses and matters relating to the conduct of company executives, board members, and elected officials.
Hannah Clare, Governance and Safeguarding Advisor
Hannah has a decade of experience conducting complex multijurisdictional investigations into sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, child abuse, discrimination and whistleblower retaliation in the aid sector. Since 2018, she has worked in INGOs based in Norway as Head of Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (PSEA) & Safeguarding, and currently as Safeguarding Special Advisor. Hannah also set up and coordinates a global NGO PSEAH/Safeguarding community of practice.
Jules Colbourne Baber, Deloitte
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.
Jeff Giddings, Head of Investigations, OSCE
Jeff has over 26 years’ experience leading and performing internal and external corporate investigations in the corporate sector, various United Nation’s agencies, and other international organizations. Currently, he is the Senior Investigator and Head of Investigations for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization.
Trevor Dickey, Forensics Services Manager, Haleon
Based in London, Trevor has over 23 years of experience in investigations and digital forensics. Prior to joining GSK, Trevor was the Digital Investigations Manager for LafargeHolcim-Switzerland and has also held the position of Digital Investigations Advisor at BP International Ltd. Trevor has also worked as a consultant for Duff & Phelps where he assisted clients with investigations and the implementation of digital forensic systems. Trevor has testified at several court proceedings and provided evidence as a subject matter expert in Cyber Crime Investigations and has been commended by the courts for his work in the UK prosecution of Hacktivist groups such as “Anonymous”.
Christoph Haid, Partner, Schoenherr
Christoph 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.
Kieran McPate, Relativity
Kieran McPate leads the EMEA enterprise new business team at Relativity, working closely with corporations, law firms, and public sector customers considering RelativityOne. Throughout his eight-year tenure with Relativity and prior to taking on his current position, Kieran held several sales and relationship management roles. Kieran enjoys running, home cooking and spending time with his family.
Duncan Perry, CEO & General Counsel, SEO London
Duncan Perry is a senior business leader and lawyer with a 29-year track record of expertise gained with blue chip global financial institutions and top tier law firms. After his time at magic circle and white-shoe law firms in London and New York, Duncan worked in Legal, Compliance and the governance arena within large and small Financial Service institutions. He was the Global General Counsel at Barclays Wealth and one of the early founders at several FinTech’s in London and India. Duncan is currently the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of SEO London.
Amanda Raad, Partner, Ropes & Gray
Amanda Raad, a US lawyer who is also admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, serves as co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s award-winning global anti-corruption and international risk practice. Amanda has substantial experience negotiating with US regulators on behalf of companies and individuals concerning cross-border matters involving corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial fraud. These matters are often subject to scrutiny by foreign regulators given their multi-jurisdictional nature. Amanda is listed in GIR’s Women in Investigations 2018, Chambers UK, UK Legal 500, and New York Super Lawyers.
Joanne Taylor, Senior Managing Director, K2 Integrity
Joanne Taylor, a senior managing director at K2 Integrity, has 20 years of legal, investigations and financial crime compliance experience, which includes fraud risk management, anti-bribery and corruption, regulatory enforcement and investigations experience working within the financial and legal services industries. She has extensive experience of leading investigations relating to conduct issues, fraud, bribery & corruption and AML, and her previous roles have included Global Head of Whistleblowing and Global Deputy Head of Anty Fraud Bribery & Corruption at a major European Bank.
Patrick Wellens, Global Risk, Ethics & Compliance Director
Patrick has over 20 years’ professional experience in leading complex and sensitive global fraud, corruption and financial crime investigations across diverse sectors from luxury brands to healthcare to INGOs. He also has an impressive track record of establishing risk, compliance, and Internal Audit governance, processes, systems and standards. Patrick is currently Compliance Manager and business partner for all global functions of consumer health division and EMEA Crop Science. Patrick is also a Board Member of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland.
David Wolfe, Training & Education Advisor – Global Fund-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. 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.
Stephen M. Kohn, Founding Partner, KKC LLP
Stephen M. Kohn is a founding partner of the whistleblower law firm of Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto, LLP and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Whistleblower Center. He has represented whistleblowers since 1984 and is widely recognized as the leading international authority on whistleblower law. Steve represents whistleblowers in many of the world’s largest banks. He represents the whistleblower who reported the largest money laundering scheme in history ($240 billion laundered from Russia/former Soviet Union to New York banks) and obtained the largest reward ever paid to an individual whistleblower who exposed illegal offshore accounts at UBS ($104 million). His banker-clients have obtained over $400 million in rewards under the Dodd-Frank, IRS, and qui tam corporate whistleblower laws. Mr. Kohn is the most published author on whistleblower law, including The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself.
Sam Tate, Partner, RPC
An expert in white-collar crime, Sam Tate is a partner with extensive practical experience of complicated cross-border investigations and crime prevention programs. Sam works closely with a number of FTSE 100, international and privately owned entities and individuals in relation to financial crime proceedings, investigations, and practical crime prevention programs. He recently led the settlement on the ground-breaking 11th and 12th UK DPA’s and conducted the independent investigation for the Financial Times of allegations made by Wirecard against its reporters.
Ashu Sharma, ACi
Ash Sharma has over 20 years’ experience in investigations and financial crime risk mitigation. Ash presently manages one of two global investigation hubs for Anglo American Plc, a global mining, minerals and extraction company. His team conduct corporate ethics and compliance (including regulatory and financial crime) investigations. Ash has worked in the UK and Asia in regional and group roles for a global bank. There, he headed up an internal fraud risk, background vetting and investigation function, before leading and coordinating global significant investigations for the group. Ash is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Crime Specialist, and Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator.
Howard is a British whistleblower whose actions helped illuminate the 2018 Danske Bank money laundering scandal. Howard has been featured on CBS and has testified in front of the Danish Parliament.
Mary Eastwood Jones
Experienced ethics and risk management professional, internal Speak Up channel manager and corporate investigations leader (across humanitarian & development, non-profit, multilateral and commercial sectors). Former Executive Director of the Association of Corporate Investigators, the leading independent professional body and industry voice on corporate investigations, founded by corporate investigators to meet the needs of our diverse and inclusive global investigations community.
Benjamin Borsodi is head of the White-Collar Crime and Internal Corporate Investigations group in Geneva. His areas of practice cover all of business crime, international legal assistance, corporate investigations, asset tracing and recovery, as well as compliance. Benjamin is also regularly handling commercial and banking litigation.
Michael leads the Forensics practice for Control Risks in EMEA. As a qualified accountant with more than 15 years’ experience helping organisations respond to regulatory, reputational and financial risks, Michael supports clients with cross-border investigation and compliance matters and has worked alongside Governments, regulators and enforcement agencies.
Stephen is an accomplished tech savvy ethics & compliance and investigations leader with expertise in programme management, ABC, anti-fraud, AML, CTF, training and 3rd party/human risk. Stephen is also a strategic adviser to the ACi. He is currently Group Head of Ethics & Compliance for Compass Group Plc responsible for continuing to strengthen the Group’s risk-based compliance programme/control framework.
Ray is an experienced investigator and investigations manager and has more than seventeen years’ experience in digital forensics. After 34 years in the military and finally the Metropolitan Police, during which he rose to the rank of Detective Inspector, Ray embarked upon a career as a consultant – focusing on the collection (and oversight of collection) of data from systems and devices and helping clients to prepare for, and respond to, enquiries by regulators and law enforcement.
Trevor has over 23 years of experience in investigations and digital forensics. Prior to joining GSK, Trevor was the Digital Investigations Manager for LafargeHolcim-Switzerland and has also held the position of Digital Investigations Advisor at BP International Ltd. Trevor has also worked as a consultant for Duff & Phelps where he assisted clients with investigations and the implementation of digital forensic systems. Trevor has testified at several court proceedings and provided evidence as a subject matter expert in Cyber Crime Investigations and has been commended by the courts for his work in the UK prosecution of Hacktivist groups such as “Anonymous”.
Bryn is a highly capable, experienced and adaptable Senior Security Executive, with commercial and public sector experience.
Alex has more than 15 years of experience in investigations in Europe, MENA and South America, spanning various industries, including biotechnology, financial services, oil & gas, automotive, transport and government sector.
A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Alex’s first career was as a professional musician, performing with prominent orchestras in the UK and overseas. In 2005, Alex joined EY, initially as part of the tax practice, before working in internal audit and forensic investigations. In 2018, Alex joined StoneTurn, where he undertook significant investigations and forensic reviews, and served on compliance monitorships. In 2022, he joined Amgen as Compliance Senior Manager, Lead Investigator for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Alex is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Portuguese speaker and Trustee/Director of Bromley Youth Music Trust. Having supported the ACi as Finance Advisor, in 2022 Alex joined the ACi’s Executive Committee, as Chief Financial Officer.
Dierdre is the lead partner in charge of the forensic practice in Ireland. She is a seasoned forensic accountant with 23 years’ experience in an international big four accounting practices, working with clients across all industries sectors and specialising in government and technology sectors. In addition, to leading Deloitte’s Forensic practice in Ireland, Dierdre is also the Global Head of Investigations and Crisis Support for Deloitte. She specialises in forensic investigations, assets recovery and dispute resolution.
Polly is a Partner in the Global Investigations Group. She specialises in corporate crime, guiding clients through investigations and subsequent remedial litigation. Her practice is cross-border and cross-discipline: she has recent experience of bringing and defending high-profile, high-value matters in both the civil and criminal courts.
Rebecca specialises in all areas of Business Crime & Fraud and Financial Services Regulation. Her areas of expertise include insider dealing, Bribery & Corruption (international and domestic), financial regulation, legal professional privilege, Money Laundering & Proceeds of Crime and tax fraud (direct and indirect), fraudulent trading, financial vehicles and the full spectrum of frauds.