Fraud Women's Network 15th Annual Event - The current and future fraud landscape

  • Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • 17:00 - 18:30
  • Zoom Meeting (details will be provided on confirmation of registration)


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The Fraud Women's Network celebrated its 15th Anniversary this year and as we reflected on the changes in the fraud landscape over all those years, we thought it timely to now look forward as to what the fraud landscape may be like... 

We have invited speakers from the public and private sectors to discuss the current and future fraud landscape and whether the cost of living crisis could potentially lead to an increase in internal fraud.

Our panellists are:

Laura Eshelby, Deputy Director, Practice, Standards and Capability, Public Sector Fraud AuthorityLaura Eshelby is Deputy Director for Practice, Standards and Capability at the Public Sector Fraud Authority. The Public Sector Fraud Authority works with departments and public bodies to understand and reduce the impact of fraud. A key component of this agenda involves increasing capability in counter fraud by developing the Counter Fraud Profession.  Laura has also worked on a number of other initiatives to introduce policy and change across the public sector, including tackling insider threats. Laura started her career as an Auditor in the Legal Aid Agency, at the Ministry of Justice. She trained as a Financial Investigator, progressing to the role of Head of Fraud, before joining the Cabinet Office in 2014.

Joanne Jakymec, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Serious Organised Crime and International Directorate: Jo Jakymec qualified as a barrister in 1998 and joined HM Customs and Excise Solicitors Office two years later. She went on to become a Senior Prosecutor and Team Leader in the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office Serious Organised Crime Division. In 2011, Jo was appointed Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor and Head of Organised Crime in the CPS. She was responsible for the prosecution of serious organised crime investigated by the National Crime Agency and other law enforcement partners in England and Wales. Jo has also worked in CPS London as a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, leading on disclosure, advocacy and the prosecution of Crown Court cases. In June 2017, Jo became the Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Wessex dealing with offending taking place in the counties of Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Wiltshire. She became Head of the International Justice and Organised Crime Division in June 2021. In April 2022, with the formation of the new Serious Organised Economic Crime and International Directorate, Jo became the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the International, London and South East Division within the Directorate.

Amber Burridge, Head of Fraud Intelligence, Cifas: Amber Burridge is the Head of Fraud Intelligence at Cifas. She is an accredited fraud specialist with over fifteen years’ experience in crime and fraud analysis and a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology and Criminology. She is the author of numerous Cifas research reports, including Wolves of the Internet – an investigation into where and how fraudsters steal data online – and The Insider Fraud Picture, an in-depth analysis of the internal fraud landscape in the UK. Other publications include Fraudscape, an annual report of fraud trends, as well as the annual Cifas Strategic Intelligence Assessment, highlighting key priority areas for all sectors for the upcoming year. Amber has also appeared as a subject matter expert on the likes of Panorama, Crimewatch and other news programmes.

Tracey Carr, Head of Fraud investigations, SantanderTracey Carr has worked in the Financial Industry for 40 years. Most of this time has been working in various fraud related roles. Tracey is currently the Head of Fraud Investigations at Santander and manages a team of specialist investigators who are cross skilled to work across all channels and all products within the ring fence bank. The teams’ main responsibilities are to review all fraud related intelligence and investigate organised fraud related crime, working closely with law enforcement. Tracey current chairs UK Finance’s Fraud Panel and is co-chair for the NECC PPTG Fraud Threat Group. Tracey is also chair and Director of National Hunter.

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We look forward to you joining us and our panellists in what promises to be a very interesting discussion! | Fraud Women's Network, PO Box 60454, London E8 9DA | +44 (0)7534 494 779 | Terms of use  | Privacy Policy
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