Jim is a Partner and Head of the National Forensic Services team at Crowe UK. His team helps organisations to protect themselves against a variety of problems such as fraud, cybercrime, bribery and corruption and to make sure they are secure. Where necessary, if their protection fails, the team works to investigate, respond, manage and mitigate any damage.
The team also provide litigation support and expert evidence evaluating the operation of contracts and the appropriateness of related payments. He is chair of the Pensions Administration Standards Association’s (PASA) and Pensions Research Accountants Group (PRAG) Cybercrime and Fraud Working Groups and works extensive to help pensions organisations protect themselves against cybercrime. He is also a Visiting Professor and chairs Europe’s premier research unit in this area – the Centre for Counter Fraud and Cybercrime Studies at University of Portsmouth.
He has written and published more than 30 research reports and two books. He was the founding Director-General of the European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network supported by 28 European countries. Previously he established and became CEO of the Counter Fraud and Security Management Service protecting the UK’s National Health Service (the second largest organisation in the world) against fraud. Helping organisations to understand their level of vulnerability to cybercrime has become a significant part of his practice in recent years.
Jim’s team can then ensure that they protect themselves as well as they can, while developing the capacity to manage an attack if it happens and to recover and mitigate any damage. In particular Jim’s team has developed new services to identify discussions taking place on the Dark Web about planning cybercrime and fraud and to find compromised Emails and passwords for sale. He has worked internationally across 43 countries to date advising a diverse range of pension schemes, private companies and charities, as well as global mining companies, international Governments and major public sector organisations.