Kirsten is co-founder and Executive Director at the Society of Forensic Interviewers. She has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for over 20 years in a variety of roles. Kirsten worked for the Metropolitan Police Service for a number of years, as finance and resources manager of a large north London borough. This was followed by 9 years at the Legal Aid Board/Legal Services Commission, where she jointly set up the Complex Crime Unit and managed legal aid contracts with senior defence practitioners on the most serious and complex very high cost cases, including the Jubilee Line Extension Fraud. Following the establishment of the CCU, Kirsten then worked as Head of Crown Court policy and led the creation, development and successful implementation of the Litigators’ Graduated Fee Scheme, a new payment scheme for solicitors in England and Wales for Crown Court litigation. During this period Kirsten also spent some months on secondment to the Home Office, and led the development and creation of the Criminal Justice Business Plan for 2002. More recently, Kirsten spent two years on secondment to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, working as Assistant Director in the Better Regulation Executive. Kirsten led the BRE’s relationship management with the Ministry of Justice, Home Office and the Department for Education. This role developed Kirsten’s interest in reducing bureaucracy in policy making, self-regulation and Government’s impact on business and the voluntary sector. Kirsten has a BA (Hons) from the University of Essex and later undertook a law conversion course before completing the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law. She was called to the bar in 1999. Kirsten has 10 years’ of project management experience and is PRINCE2 qualified.
Investigation Team Manager at Solicitors Regulation Authority
The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales, protecting consumers and supporting the rule of law and the administration of justice. We do this by overseeing all education and training requirements necessary to practise as a solicitor, licensing individuals and firms to practise, setting the standards of the profession and regulating and enforcing compliance against these standards.
Deputy MLRO at Solicitors Regulation Authority
Investigation Team Manager (Forensic Investigations) at Solicitors Regulation Authority
Attending law firms throughout England & Wales to supervise and, where appropriate, to assist in the investigation of the most sensitive, contentious and complex cases and report serious breaches of the
SRA Code of Conduct and Accounts Rules. This includes serious fraud and dishonesty likely to bring the profession into disrepute. Provide line management, mentoring and coaching to a team of 6-8 Investigation Officers.
Director of UK Operations at Association of Certified Fraud Examiners firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of UK Operations
2007 – Present
Director of UK Operations, ACFE
2007 – Present
2008 – 2010 (2 years)
Det Supt at Economic Crime Department, City of London Police
Kerry Marlow is a former Interview adviser performing this role since 1995. His portfolios included ACPO Regional Interview Co-ordinator for Wales, ACPO Investigative Interview Strategy lead on Interview Advisers, Specialist interviewing (vulnerable and intimidated witnesses) and the project lead for South Wales on the introduction of intermediaries in interviews. He is the former Chair of the ACPO Interview Practitioners Forum. He is the author of Notetaker a systematic system of notetaking and interview analysis. He was the manager of the PIP accreditation process for South Wales Police and still accredits advanced interviewers and interview advisers. He has been a contributor to Achieving Best Evidence guidance. He delivers advanced interview training and assessments (Interview advisers, suspect interviewing and specialist witness interviewing) to the police service and a number of investigative agencies. He is a committee member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group Scientific Committee. He conducts child interviews for the family proceedings court .He is currently researching the interviewing of vulnerable adults with mild learning disabilities, enhancing witness evidential information through witness preparation, interviewing using interpreters and issues regarding briefing of suspects prior to interview. He has the knowledge, experience and skills to promote the SFI accreditation scheme.
Born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and studied at Coleraine Academical Institution until the age of 18 years. Joined the Metropolitan Police in London in January 1977 and spent his early days in Holloway, Highbury and Islington in North London. After a year doing vice work he was promoted Sergeant in 1986 and posted to Hampstead. In 1989 went to Obscene Publications at New Scotland Yard, which later became the Paedophile Unit. In 2001 left “The Yard” and moved to Hendon as Training Manager for the Murder Squad, specialising in interview training, health and safety and risk assessments. Started Belmont Training in late 2005, concentrating on Investigation and Investigative Interviewing. Since then Alan had delivered interview training at all levels to various Forces in the UK and to National Counter Terrorism Detectives, Independent Police Complaints Commission and other oversight bodies. Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults training to schools and National Health Trusts. He has employed and worked with Professors Eric Shepherd and Becky Milne on numerous occasions
Jeff is co-founder and Managing Director at the Society of Forensic Interviewers. He is a retired Metropolitan Police Detective who served for 30 years in various roles within the CID, with his final 11 years spent on the Murder Squad. 7 of those years employed on a highly sensitive investigation of the murder of a police officer that took place in 1985. Jeff’s areas of expertise include forensic intelligence, pattern analysis and witness interviewing. Jeff has a BSc in Policing and Police Studies, and a PgDip in Criminology and Criminal Psychology having studied under Dr Becky Milne at the University of Portsmouth. His academic work focussed mainly on Investigative Interviewing and he has a special interest in interviewing significant witnesses in serious crime cases.
Jeff is currently a volunteer at the charity, Suffolk MIND, where he assists in the Research & Evaluation Department.
Juan Carlos Venegas is a public accountant, certified forensic investigation professional, counter- fraud specialist, and trainer. He founded Fiscal Accounts in 2003, an accountancy firm in the UK specialised in accounting, taxation, fraud prevention, detection and investigations, and forensic accounting. He advises clients on financial management, budgeting and strategy implementation, fraud prevention and detection and internal control.
He is an international Finance Trainer for different international organisations and their clients. Some of the areas of training are: Basel III, Financial Risk Management, Forensic Auditing, Fraud Prevention and Detection, Money Laundering, Budgeting and Costing, Financial Management, IFRS, Banking, Risk Management, Cash Management and Treasury, Data Analysis, Financial Modelling.
He has trained the Financial Audit Department of Dubai and the State Audit Institution of Oman in Forensic Audit in 2014.
In 2013 he became the UK representative of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) and an accredited tuition centre in the UK and Europe.
He is also an executive director and the treasurer of the Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists (ICFS) in the UK. Board member of the ACFE Ireland Chapter. Board member of the Society of Forensic Interviewers.
He was a guest speaker at the 11th International Congress on Internal Control, Internal Audit, Fraud and Anti-Corruption Issues in Krakow (Poland) on 27-28 September, 2012. His topic was ‘Understanding and Preventing Corruption: Risk, Prevention and Reporting’.
In April 2014 he was also an international guess speaker at the Global Conference of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) in Nairobi (Kenya). His topics were: ‘Professional Interviewing Techniques’, ‘Understanding Fraud and Corruption: What the numbers don’t tell you’ and ‘Data Analytics’.
He was also a speaker at the Annual Preventing Fraud and Corruption conference on ‘Combating Fraud and Corruption in the Construction Industry’ organised by HAYA Water in Muscat (Oman) on 3-4 December 2014.
- Forensic Accounting
- Fraud Prevention and Detection
- Forensic Audit
- Report writing / Expert Witness
- Consultancy in dispute resolution on financial matters
- Data Analysis and litigation support
- Training in Finance and Forensic Audit
Author of ‘How to become an Expert Witness’, ‘Anti-Money Laundering’ and ‘Fraud and Corruption’ for Nelson Croom at www.accountingcpd.net
Ian currently works as the Deputy Director, Professional Standards Directorate at City of London Police. He has responsibility as Appropriate Authority under the Police Reform Act 2002 for assessment, and management of complaints and misconduct investigations, appeals, meetings and hearings. Also responsible for overall management of civil claims against the force, business interests and for the force vetting department and PSD admin support team. Also required to act as Head of/Director in Detective Superintendent’s absence.
He is qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Investigatory Practice and a Tier 2 Certified Interviewer. Ian is currently sits on the board of the Association of British Investigator and is a member of the Governing Council. In 2012/2013 he was the elected President of the UK Chapter of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Ian hopes that his wide experience and knowledge of the investigation sector whether it be private, public or commercial, will be of benefit to the development of SoFI .
ADVISOR TO THE MEMBERS COUNCIL Lord Toby Harris is Chair of the National Trading Standards Board and of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody. Made a Life Peer in June 1998. Chairs the Labour Peers. Is a member of the Joint Committee on National Security, chaired the Lords Committee on the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy and was a member of the Lords Select Committee on Personal Internet Security. Chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Policing and is Treasurer of the Parliamentary Internet and Communications Technology Forum (PICTFOR). Specialties:Knowledge of security, counter-terrorism and public safety issues. Public affairs; development and implementation of public policy; government liaison; stake-holder management; public consultation and representation. Expertise in London Government and politics. Knowledge of IT security issues.
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