Head of Counter Fraud Management, British Council
Dave has been with the British Council since June 2015, where he was brought into a new role in order to design, build and then run the counter fraud function.
Prior to this he performed a similar role at Save the Children International, where he had global responsibility for fraud & crime management. He devised and implemented the key strategies which allowed for this risk to be management in some of the most hostile environments on earth, and on occasions during the worst humanitarian disasters that have occurred in modern times. Travelling extensively, Dave built a global team to support the operational function, to provide reassurance to trustees, and to ensure compliance with legal & regulatory responsibilities.
The majority of Dave’s career was spent within the City of London Police, where he served for 14 years, rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. Most of this time was spent as a detective investigating serious and major crime, including homicide, until he moved into the Economic Crime Directorate of what is the national lead force for fraud. Whilst there he specialised in international fraud, especially those involving organised crime groups targeting uk banks, whilst head of the specialist unit, the Dedicated Cheque & Plastic Crime Unit.