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Fraud and Forensic Investigation Conference 2022

Date & time: 06 October 2022 09:30 – 13:30

In conjunction with the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE), this virtual morning conference addresses the current issues and emerging trends that fraud and forensic investigation professionals simply need to know. The session will provide insights from industry leading high-profile speakers and various panel discussions.



Time: Title: Speakers: Company:
9:30 – 9:35 Opening Address Barry Dempsey Chief Executive, Chartered Accountants Ireland
Kevin Hart Fraud Prevention Training Centre
9:35 – 10:00 Updates from Corporate Enforcement Authority Ian Drennan Corporate Enforcement Authority
10:00 – 10:35 The Protection of Whistleblowers and the related legislation Kevin Hart Fraud Prevention Training Centre
Susan Doris-Obando Matheson
10:35 – 10:50 Corruption and Money Laundering: Global Perspectives Scott Hanson IFAC
10:50 – 11:20 Lessons learned from the Pandemic: a spotlight on fraud Sinead O’Neill Grant Thornton
Roslyn Lee-Symmons Grant Thornton
11:20 – 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 – 12:15 Digital Investigations Mike Harris Grant Thornton
Mel McGovern Grant Thornton
12:15 – 12:40 Digital Assets – scams/crypto scams and asset recovery. Aidan Larkin Asset Reality
12:40 – 1:05 International Economic Crimes and the Risks for Irish Organisations Kevin Hart Fraud Prevention Training Centre
Hannes Jansen van Vuren FCG Finnish Consulting Group
1:05 – 1:25 General Panel Discussion Kevin Hart Fraud Prevention Training Centre
Susan Doris-Obando Matheson
Mel McGovern Grant Thornton
Mike Harris Grant Thornton
1:25 – 1:30 Closing remarks and event close Moderator
01:30 End of conference


Ian Drennan

CEO of Corporate Enforcement Authority

Kevin Hart

Kevin has 22 years experience in accounting, audit, financial management; fraud, corruption, and money laundering investigations; forensic accounting; and litigation support including eDiscovery and Data Analytics. Kevin is the President of the ACFE Ireland Chapter

Susan Doris-Obando

Susan is a senior associate in the Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group in Matheson. She previously worked in London at leading international firms for over ten years. Prior to that she was an independent employment barrister in London for eight years, having been Called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn, London in 1998. She is a CEDR accredited mediator. Susan has a wealth of multi-jurisdictional experience in transactions (project managing many across multi-jurisdictions), general advisory and litigation. She has particular interest in restrictive covenants and whistleblowing.

Scott Hanson

(Director, Policy and Global Engagement, IFAC)

Andy Harbison

Andy Harbison is one of the most experienced computer forensics investigators in private practice in Ireland. He has completed in excess of 750 separate computer investigations for clients ranging from multinational companies and major financial services companies to small and medium sized enterprises and private individuals. He has carried out forensic IT evidence investigations in many countries. He has innovated a number of important IT investigative techniques and seen them put into Irish precedent. Andy is also Adjunct Lecturer in Digital Investigation at UCD. He worked with the UCD Cybercrime Institute to develop their highly successful MSc in Digital Investigation. He also lectures on the Law Society of Ireland Higher Diploma course in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law and he also lectures on the Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White Collar & Regulatory Crime at the Honorable Society of Kings Inns.

Aidan Larkin

Aidan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Asset Reality (a Techstars portfolio company). The fintech startup has developed the world’s first end-to-end solution for complex asset recovery. A former criminal tax inspector for HM Revenue & Customs in the UK and experienced Seized Asset Manager, Aidan was the world’s first seized crypto auctioneer. He also acts as a lecturer and consultant for the UNODC, government agencies and NGO’s to increase effectiveness in Asset Recovery by building infrastructure around seized asset management and implementing international best practice.

Sinead O’Neil

Sinead joined the Grant Thornton team in 2015 having previously worked in Corporate Finance, Restructuring and Forensics in a big four firm. Sinead’s experience includes quantification of the loss of revenue and profits in relation to legal proceedings and has played a key role in producing numerous Expert Witness Reports across various jurisdictions. Sinead has also investigated whistle-blower claims in a number of publicly funded entities, including misappropriation of public funds, employee fraud and misconduct. She is also a Founding Board member of Northern Ireland Fraud Forum.

Roslyn Lee-Symmons

Roslyn is an experienced forensic accountant and a Director in Grant Thornton’s Forensic team. Roslyn’s specialist areas include forensic accounting, commercial disputes, forensic data analytics, loss of profits, breach of contract, insurance claims, loss of earnings, expert witness, financial investigations, financial crime, fraud investigations, fraud training, fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, Whistleblowing, and protected disclosures. Roslyn is a graduate of University College Dublin (UCD) where she obtained a Bachelors in Business and Legal Studies (BBLS). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Hannes Jansen van Vuren

Hannes is Team Leader for FCG Finnish Consulting Group. He has previous experience as a Financial Investigations advisor on the UNODC ARINSA project in Southern Africa on capacity building related to asset forfeiture and financial investigations. He has been an independent forensic consultant for the last 8 years and has 23 years of forensic experience. Team Leader, FCG Finnish Consulting Group.