Wednesday 18 September 2019, Central London





Registration, refreshments and networking


Chair’s welcoming remarks


Chair: Dr Branislav Hock, Lecturer in Counter Fraud Studies, University of Portsmouth


Keynote: Overview of the Fraud Landscape: Counter-Fraud Standards and Profession

  • Building anti-fraud capability through establishing the Government Counter Fraud Profession
  • Embedding counter-fraud expertise and skills into the Civil Service workforce
  • Establishing and communicating a transparent set of Professional Standards and Competencies

Paul Eagles, Counter Fraud Manager – Investigations, Fraud Defence, Ministry of Defence

Alex Deane, Counter Fraud Implementation Lead, The Insolvency Service



Plenary address

Local Government Fraud Developments

  • An overview of current activities, issues, innovation and good practice
  • An update on Cifas' work with LA as cross-sharing fraud prevention experts


Rachael Tiffen, Director of Local Government Fraud at Cifas and FFCL secretariat


Refreshment and networking break


Protecting the Vulnerable 

  • Working with local authorities, healthcare trusts, solicitors and members of the public to ensure they keep safe the personal details of vulnerable people in their care who may be targeted by fraudsters


Kirstie Brookman, Protecting the Vulnerable Lead, Cifas


Exploring the joint fraud taskforce

  • The challenges of securing a genuine partnership between public and private sectors in tackling fraud against individuals and businesses
  • Using and exchanging data to protect from the threat of fraud outside and inside central government

Katherine McNulty, Fraud Policy, Serious and Organised Crime Group, Home Office


Lunch, refreshment and networking


Chair’s afternoon remarks



Afternoon Keynote

An International Perspective

  • Working internationally to build counter fraud capability
  • Learning from trends overseas
  • An international guide to managing public sector fraud
  • Collaborating with international partners by sharing data 

Speaker to be announced



Plenary address

Next steps for Fraud and Cyber Crime

  • The Future of Fraud: innovative and effective strategies to tackle fraud and cyber crime.
  • Investing in staff and the team
  • Making best use of technology and data
  • Trading, Partnerships and Contracts

Tony Blake, Head of Fraud Prevention, Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit



Plenary address

Counter Fraud Enforcement

  • Priorities for 2019 and beyond: bribery, corruption and cyber crime from a law enforcement perspective. 
  • Current effectiveness of the police response to fraud in England and Wales: exploring the HMICFRS inspection report 
  • Assessing the Economic Crime Reform

Chris Felton, Director, Economic Crime Academy, City of London Police



Chair's closing remarks


Event close