jim wall sACFE UK Chapter Annual Fraud Conference 2014

A message from the ACFE UK Chapter Chairman & President

Jim Oakes, Regent Emeritus, CFE CFCI.    


May I extend the warmest of welcomes to you all.

Special conference announcement

“Martin Grieves Memorial Scholarship Award”


The Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners UK Chapter will announce and outline details of a scholarship programme to be introduced in the spring of 2015.

Martin Grieves served with distinction in the Metropolitan Police Service from 1962 and rose to the rank of Detective Superintendent in the Company Fraud Department. He retired from the police in 1996 and went to join the Serious Fraud Office as a Principal Financial which he left in 2001 to take on the role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Citibank before starting his own consultancy, Risk Resolution International.

Martin took a keen interest in the fight against financial crime and was highly respected for his loyal, honourable and dedicated approach. Martin was actively involved in UK Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for many years up to his death.

Martin boarded the fated Bellview Airlines Flight 210 from Lagos to the Nigerian capital Abuja on Saturday 22 October 2005 en-route to Abuja to run a Fraud Training Course for the Nigerian Authorities. Sadly the plane crashed a few minutes after take-off, 30 km north of Lagos from which there were no survivors. The introduction of this scholarship program will mark the 10th anniversary of Martin’s untimely death.

As an internationally recognised Fraud and AML consultant Martin actively developed training courses in white collar crime, advanced interview techniques and hostage negotiation, as well as carrying out enhanced due diligence for leading companies worldwide. During his career, he took a leading role in white collar crime projects for the OECD, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, US Drugs Enforcement Agency, Society for Advanced Legal Studies, Metropolitan Police Force Intelligence System and European Union.

Martin was elected the founder chairman of the International Pen and Sword Association, the Association of former fraud squad officers worldwide. He lectured regularly at the International Symposium on Economic Crime and at the International Financial Fraud Convention, and was well known on the Fraud and Crime conference circuit.

A keen sportsman and a qualified private pilot, he was an Honorary life member of the Metropolitan Police Fencing Club and a member of the Metropolitan Police Ski Club Committee. Martin became an International Judge for Modern Pentathlon, qualified to Olympic Standard. He was Director of the First Ladies Modern Pentathlon World Championships and other international events including co-ordination and security of Royal visits and international media liaison. Martin was a man with a very deep love for his family, a remarkable individual, who always made himself available to colleagues in need and would personally nurture and develop junior investigators and support staff entering the Fraud profession, it is therefore fitting that we encapsulate his qualities and memory in this award.

The ACFE UK Chapter Annual Conference will take place on Wednesday 1st October at the Victory Services Club, Marble Arch. The theme for this hugely popular event will be “The future of fighting fraud.”

From the outset of the day’s programme, when Commander Stephen Head, City of London Police, will commence proceedings by speaking on “Law Enforcements response to Organised Crime”, through a variety of speakers including Professor Michael Levi’s discourse on “The Future of Fraud” delegates will enjoy a varied and relevant agenda.

The keynote speakers, Alison Levitt QC and Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC, – a former DPP and Head of CPS – need little introduction, both having enjoyed high profile roles within our criminal justice system in recent years.

As a non for profit Chapter we strive to keep costs to a minimum to the benefit of our members and guests, and as such this event represents exceptional value at just £190 for members, and £210 for guests. A discount of £20 will be given to both members and their guests if they register by 5th September 2014.

There are also some attractive offers available to group bookings of 8 or more delegates, and also to student/graduate attendees.

To view a Conference Brochure detailing the day’s events, biographies of speakers, venue information and details of an advantageous accommodation offer for delegates, please use this link: ACFE_UKChapter_AnnualFraudConferenceBrochure_2014

For Conference registration,  click here.

For further information or enquiries regarding group or student discounts, please contact us at  

ACFE UK Chapter Office, 78 York Street, London,W1U IDP.

Telephone: +44 (0)207 692 1888

Email – info@acfeuk.co.uk

Attendance will bring 10 CPE credits for ACFE members.

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