Conducting proportionate and robust investigations takes skill and experience. In this webinar sponsored by Grant Thornton we will look at several elements – generally and throughout the investigation life-cycle – that may help investigators identify and improve the quality and consistency of their investigations, and help stakeholders gain assurance over the same.
Steve Donaghy, Director, Grant Thornton UK
Steve is a director in Grant Thornton UK’s Forensic and Investigations team, specialising in financial services. He has over 20 years’ experience in investigations and disputes across all segments of the financial services industry, having led on multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations, as well as investigations into culture, conduct, controls, compliance programmes and systems, and accountability. Throughout this Steve has had extensive engagement with whistle-blowers. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2019, Steve’s experience includes seven years at the Royal Bank of Scotland plc, 12 years in a big four forensics practice, and a period of time in Enforcement at the FSA.
Lorne Wiggin, Managing Investigator, NatWest
Lorne is a Managing Investigator for the Litigation & Investigations team within NatWest Bank. This means as well as running investigations, he also manages a team of investigators and oversees the investigations they undertake. Having worked for NatWest for over 36 years, Lorne has undertaken multiple roles in that time from starting in-branch banking, through selling mortgages and the associated regulated products, Area Sales Management, Regulated Trainer, Compliance Manager and then Specialist Regulated Compliance Manager, prior to joining investigations in 2006.
Simon Stephen, Legal Director, Gowling WLG
Simon is a Legal Director in the Employment, Labour and Equalities team in Gowling WLG, where he has over 12 years’ experience. Prior to re-joining Gowling Simon also spent nearly 5 years in the employee relations department of a global investment bank. There he carried out and supported the whole range of internal investigations, as well as supporting the compliance, legal, risk, audit and whistleblowing teams with HR matters. As an employment lawyer Simon uses his unique blend of in-house and legal experience and specialises in undertaking and advising on investigations (whether himself or as part of a wider working group), cultural reviews, whistleblowing matters and complex employee relations matters. Simon works across all sectors but has a specific interest in financial services and the SM&CR.
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. Basha is a seasoned financial crime investigator in the public and corporate sector. She has led and managed global investigations teams. During her career, Basha has had the opportunity to work in a number of jurisdictions including the USA, APAC and EMEA developing investigation models and collating evidence for civil and criminal prosecutions. Basha was named as one of the “Top 40 in-house” investigation professionals by Global Investigations Review.
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