Highly regarded financial crime professional with commercial, regulatory and enforcement experience.
Andrew is a highly regarded investigator specialising in financial crime with a range of commercial, regulatory and enforcement experience spanning more than 25 years. Andrew has established and managed some of the most highly regarded and awarded investigation teams in Australia. His success is based on having clear strategic goals combined with utilising the skills of internal and external stakeholders.
Andrew has extensive experience in matters of corporate corruption, establishing and leading the Corporate Corruption Team of the NSW Police Force. This was an external facing team that worked closely with national and international agencies, industry and legal and professional services successfully prosecuting dozens of individuals in high profile cases. Andrew has always leveraged his ability to understand and navigate the complex and often technical environments of his various engagements to achieve quality outcomes.
Andrew is an experienced investigator and has managed dozens of sensitive investigations, including internal disciplinary matters. Andrew has a clear understanding of proper process with an eye to understanding the facts of a matter and how those facts intersect with internal policies and procedures. As an experienced interviewer Andrew aims to elicit the key information pertaining to complaints – identify corroboration points – and report in an objective manner.
Andrew has lead money laundering and terrorism financing task forces into fraud and money laundering in banking and superannuation. These investigations were formally recognised by internal and external stakeholders, formed the basis of typologies published by AUSTRAC and have seen Andrew present the findings to conferences and seminars for regulatory, enforcement and industry groups.
Andrew spent six months at ASIC as a financial crime investigator in 2007 followed by 18 months as a Compliance Manager at AUSTRAC in 2007 and 2008. These roles saw Andrew leading a team conducting compliance assessments of regulated entities during the period of the introduction AML/CTF Act. This role gave Andrew rare insights into how AUSTRAC data is collected from regulated entities and also consumed by AUSTRAC partner agencies.
Qualifications & memberships
NSW Police Detective Designation
Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University
Cert IV Government Investigations
NV1 Security Clearance