FWN Annual Event: Fraud Affecting the Vulnerable

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • 17:30 - 21:00
  • Farmers and Fletchers, 3 Cloth St, London EC1A 7LD
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Fraud Women's Network Annual Event 

Director General, Lynne Owens of the National Crime Agency and newly appointed Patron of FWN will chair a panel discussion on the topic of Fraud Affecting the Vulnerable with the following guests:

Nick Downing, National Police Chiefs lead for Financial Investigation and Proceeds of Crime and Assistant Chief Constable, Head of Serious Crime Directorate for Kent and Essex Police;

Mike Haley, CEO of Cifas: Mike has 30 years’ experience of tackling and preventing fraud across the public, private and not for profit sectors, including considerable experience directing investigations, as well as developing prevention and detection strategies. With a Master’s Degree in Criminology, he has led investigative teams in the NHS, Ministry of Defence, Office of Fair Trading, HM Revenue & Customs and Solicitors Regulation Authority. He also worked at the National Fraud Authority directing cross sector fraud prevention strategies including on mortgage fraud and identity crime.  He joined Cifas as Deputy Chief Executive in May 2015 and took over as Chief Executive in May 2018.

Lucy Malenczuk, Senior Policy Manager Consumer and Community, Age UK: Lucy has worked in Age UK’s public policy and research team for almost 8 years focusing on understanding consumer needs and behaviour with a particular focus on financial capability and financial services.  She is a member of the Access to Cash Review and sits on the Authorised Push Payment Scams Steering Group. Lucy led the team which delivered the Financial Resilience in Retirement research project and has also recently completed work on helping people to budget in retirement. Before moving to Age UK Lucy worked as a financial services regulatory lawyer at Clifford Chance and later Allen & Overy and has also led legal aid and capacity building programmes in Rwanda.

David Clarke, Chairman of the Fraud Advisory Panel: David has a distinguished career and as a police investigator for over 30 years’, he led cross-border operations in the UK, USA, Europe and Middle East for the City of London Police and the UN in Bosnia Herzegovina. He is a former Detective Chief Superintendent and as a member of the Attorney General led Fraud Review, he was responsible for designing and implementing ground-breaking services and technology including the National Lead-Force for Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, the first unit of its kind in the world. He is also the Chairman of the Fraud Advisory Panel charity and is a specialist in counter-fraud and corruption and a regular commentator on BBC Television and Radio providing opinion and advice on fraud, money laundering and cyber security issues. In 2013 he was appointed a director and head of Integrity and multilingual due-diligence services at Today Advisory; the firm is the consultancy arm of Today Translations which is headquartered in the City and a British exporter of research, advisory and secure languages services. He works with international clients to alleviate economic crime risks. The OSCE and the Centre for Democratization of Armed Forces (DCAF) use David’s varied experience to provide advice on international policing. He provides structured reviews, advice and experiential learning for leaders in Europe, the Caucuses and the Middle East.

The event will open with a Champagne Networking Reception, followed by the Panel Discussion and Q&A and then a Canape and Drinks Reception with guests and speakers.

17:30 to 18:30hrs - Champagne Networking Reception kindly sponsored by Mishcon
18:30 to 19:45hrs - Welcome, Panel Discussion and Q&A
19:45hrs to 21:00hrs - Canape and Drinks Reception.

Our Annual Event is open to Members and Guests.

With huge thanks to our Annual Sponsors for their continued support:


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