Forensic expert helping organisations prevent, detect and respond to sensitive and complex matters.

Michael specialises in financial crime and forensic investigations, dispute advisory, contract assessment and anti-bribery and corruption and risk management advisory assignments.

Michael is a Forensic expert with more than 25 years experience which includes working at a ‘Big 4’ firm and as an investigator at ASIC.

Michael has extensive investigation and forensic accounting experience. In particular, assisting clients undertake major investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering, commercial and contractual disputes and other forms of misconduct. He regularly works with boards, senior executives, lawyers, regulators and law enforcement agencies.

Michael’s experience includes acting as an independent expert and consulting expert, preparing reports on forensic accounting matters and attending hearings to give evidence as an expert witness.

Michael has led forensic assignments across a broad range of industries including mining, oil and gas, government, not-for-profit and indigenous sectors. He has provided expert advice across a number of geographical regions and jurisdictions including Africa and Asia.

"After decades of investigating financial crime, fraud, bribery and corruption - nothing surprises me. I am driven to help organisations prevent, detect and respond."

Michael Shanahan

Qualifications & memberships

  • Master of Business, Major in Finance

  • Member, CA ANZ

  • Bachelor of Business (Honours), Major in Accounting and Finance

  • Diploma, Government Fraud Control Prevention/Detection

  • Certificate IV – Government Investigation

  • Certificate IV – Government Fraud Control

  • Diploma, Government Fraud Control Investigation

  • Diploma, Business Valuation and Analysis at University of Queensland

Board roles

  • Ruah Community Services, Non-Executive Director of and Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee