Chapter Officers

ACFE UK Chapter President Tim Harvey extends his grateful and sincere thanks to all those ACFE members who took time out to cast their votes. 

The UK Chapter Board consists of volunteers who make their time available to support UK members through quarterly training and networking events, including our increasingly successful annual conference.

2019 Chapter Officers

Tim Harvey CFE

President,  Global head of Chapter development, ACFE

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Fred Parr CFE

Vice President / Deputy also Training Director

Carl Watson CFE ACFS


Board Members

Alex Jay CFE

Alex Jay is a counter-fraud and asset recovery specialist. He has particular expertise advising on the complexities of international fraud matters, including considerations of relevant regulatory and legal frameworks and conventions. He has substantial experience advising on disputes with an international aspect, coordinating with lawyers in multiple jurisdictions to implement strategies to resolve issues and disputes or recover assets effectively and efficiently. More…

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Allan Maund


Francis Itoadon

Director, Blackstone Advisory with 16 years experience in Internal Audit and Financial Crime across varied sectors and institutions.

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid has over 30 years’ experience in data forensics, anti-fraud management, data analytics, data security and governance. Previously he was Head of Analytics at the Insurance Fraud Bureau. Kevin is now the Head of Cross Government Fraud at the Cabinet Office.

Richard Trainer CFE

Richard is a litigator in the Fraud and Dispute Resolution team at Mishcon de Reya.  He is a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience before all civil courts.

Richard specialises in obtaining and defending asset freezing, search, and disclosure orders to protect his clients’ interests.  He also advises on cross-border asset tracing and recovery strategy, and has strong relationships with professionals in other major financial centres.

Richard’s background includes significant corporate investigations and regulatory (FCA/SFO) work.  He also has experience of various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Richard is qualified in England & Wales, Australia and New Zealand.  Richard is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Richard leads their training of the advanced financial transactions and fraud schemes course for prospective CFEs taking their professional examinations. He is also a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association.

Simi Bains CFE

Simi Bains currently works as an Internal Audit Manager for HSBC where she focuses on fraud and wider financial crime risks.  She has over 15 years of fraud investigation experience having led a team of Fraud analysts prior to joining HSBC last year and a fraud prevention role at a leading finance and leasing company before that.  Her experience has included creating fraud policies and fraud training packages as well as investigation of complex and large scale frauds.

Simi qualified as a CFE in 2015 and has been a serving board member for the UK Chapter of the ACFE for 3 years where she has supported fellow board members in various ACFE events including the annual UK conference. 

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Simon Gunning CFE ACE AME

ACFE UK Board member since 1998

Dr Stephen Hill, BSc(Hons), MLPI, CIIP, PhD

Enquiries about joining the ACFE or taking the CFE exam can be addressed to Tim Harvey  –  click here.