An experienced counter fraud and anti-corruption professional.
Accomplished at identifying fraudulent activity in any organisation, or its supply chain, Gavin investigates allegations of fraud or bribery, provides support through to prosecution and acts as an expert witness. Where an organisation suspects it has been a victim of fraud, Gavin can help to reduce future risk with a review and development of policies and procedures, risk assessments (strategic, operational or bespoke), fraud detection exercises, training via presentation or interactive workshops, and strategic advice to the board.
Having worked in-house at Rolls Royce, a big 4 accountancy practice and a leading insurer, Gavin now provides boards with a frank, independent and pragmatic assessment of risk in their organisation. Most of Gavin’s clients are in the UK, but engagements have taken him across international jurisdictions including the Middle East, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe.
Recent examples of how Gavin has helped include:
- implementing a fraud prevention programme for an insurance company, improving policies and procedures, training 1,400 staff and developing internal fraud specialists who subsequently went on to detect and prevent a number of instances of fraud;
- investigating and prosecuting cases of corruption between pharmaceutical companies, GPs and medical consultants resulting in the prescription of inappropriate treatments or drugs which were more expensive than others that were readily available; and
- tracking systemic corruption of over €54 million across the supply chain (including a government minister) in an Eastern European infrastructure procurement contract on behalf of a global construction company, following a whistleblower’s tip off.