ACi Immersive Workshop hosted by Eversheds Sutherland

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM [GMT]

70 Gt Bridgewater St, , Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5ES, United Kingdom


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Thursday, 24 October 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM [GMT]

About the Event

Join us for an immersive investigations enquiry which will hone your interviewing skills, and give you tools and techniques you can use to ensure your investigations run smoothly.

About the Organizer

The ACi is a not-for-profit Association for corporate investigators -


Event Speakers

Basha Galvin
Head of Investigations, Tullow Oil and ACi Company Secretary

Basha started her career with the Metropolitan Police and moved to the City of London Police Fraud Unit, covering money laundering, trade finance fraud, bribery and corruption. Basha left the police and moved to Citigroup for four years and left in 2006 moving to Barclays plc as Head of Investigations & Whistleblowing for Wealth & Investment Bank. Basha is a seasoned financial crime investigator in the public and corporate sector, Basha has led and managed global investigations teams. During her career Basha has had the opportunity to work in a number of jurisdictions USA, APAC and Europe developing investigation models and collating evidence for civil and criminal prosecutions.

Edward Smethurst
Chairman of the Law Society

Edward started his career as a Litigation Solicitor with Halliwell Landau before moving in 1993 to work with Alvin Shuttleworth at British Nuclear. Edward spent 7 years working for British Nuclear specialising in high value litigation matters and contentious matters generally. During this time he dealt extensively with Corporate Governance Security and Investigation matters. In 2000, Edward joined Ultraframe PLC, a FTSE 250 listed building materials company to become Legal Director. Edward was an extremely active member of the PLC main board team and was responsible for Corporate Governance. At Ultraframe, Edward’s legal work also concerned intellectual property litigation and protecting the IP Portfolio.In 2006, the Ultraframe Group was acquired by the Latium Group and Edward became the legal Director of the enlarged Latium Group, a position he held until June 2010. During his time at Latium, Edward was responsible for the Corporate Governance for a wide range of businesses to include – Sale Sharks, Latium, Latium Jet Services, The Four Seasons Group in the USA and the Everest Group of Companies. Edward was also responsible for a variety of Fraud Prevention Investigations. In June 2010, Edward became Chairman of Palladium Associates PLC and also the Managing Director of Prosperity International Sports Management Limited. Palladium Associates PLC is a leading company focused on Risk Management and Fraud Investigation and Prevention. Palladium acts for a number of major PLC’s to include High Street Banks and other major listed organisations. Edward is also Managing Director of Prosperity International Sports Management, a company which focuses on dealing with high value sports matters. Prosperity acts for a number of leading professional sports men and women, to include Premiership Footballers and often works closely with Palladium Associates PLC to provide appropriate security solutions.

Peter Giles
Senior Investigating Officer

Peter Giles joined Palladium after 30 years with Greater Manchester Police (“GMP”). He retired as Detective Chief Inspector with GMP Major Incidents Team. He would describe himself as a career detective having undertaken all aspects of major investigative work both in the UK and overseas. He is a nationally registered Senior Investigating Officer (“SIO”) and also completed the National Counter Corruption SIO’s course whilst head of the GMP Counter Corruption Unit. Peter’s investigative background provides Palladium with investigative expertise and experience which is beneficial to both Palladium and its clients. The nature of Peter’s experience in anti-corruption means that Peter is familiar with working with large companies and corporations to include High Street Banks and major PLC’s.

Mark Ryder
Investigative Interviewing Specialist

Mark Ryder is 60 years old, married with two children. He completed 34 years in the Police service, serving in various departments including:- National Crime Squad investigating organised crime syndicates. Regional Crime Squad Drugs Squad Major Incident Team investigating murder incidents Counter Terrorism Department. Mark's area of specialism is in all aspects of investigative interviewing which includes: Tier three suspect interviewer Tier three vulnerable, intimidated witness interviewer, including children. Tier five National ACPO approved interview advisor. Mark was the first appointed dedicated Greater Manchester Police Force interview advisor responsible for advising Senior Investigating Officers on Counter Terrorism, murders, organised crime and serious sexual assaults over a twelve year period.

Amardeep Thandi
Forensics & E-Discovery Specialist, Control Risks

Amardeep is a forensics and eDiscovery professional, with nearly 10 years’ experience in consulting clients and leading eDiscovery exercises from initial scoping and identification of data sources through to reporting and production. Based in London, he leads the eDiscovery Consulting Service across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa, comprising of investigations, disputes and forensic technology. He supports organisations to review, design and implement optimised strategies in response to large, complex fraud investigations, disputes and litigious matters involving eDiscovery. He has delivered strategic consultancy projects across multiple industries including Government, Finance, Telecoms, Pharma, Manufacturing, Retail and Media. Before joining Control Risks, Amardeep was a Manager in the forensic team of a Big 4 accounting firm. He has also worked for Forensic firms providing services to government agencies, regulatory bodies and police forces. Background and industry expertise Masters of Science (MSc) in Digital Forensics Specific areas of expertise: Complex Forensic Data Scoping, Identification and extraction, application of unstructured data analytics, review optimisation, designing and implementing mobile eDiscovery platforms Professional experience Recently led investigations into allegations of bribery & corruption, sanction violations and large scale embezzlement of funds within large financial organisations across EMEA on contentious regulatory matters. Undertook a sequence of forensics & eDiscovery cases on behalf of a UK listed entity into their operations in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia, Spain and Greece, examining allegations of fraud, bribery & abuse of position. Experienced in the use of keyword optimisation, text analytics, clustering, conceptualisation and active learning technologies to optimise investigation workflows.

Lorynn Demetriades
Director, Control Risks

Lorynn is a forensic accountant and a Director of Control Risks forensic investigations practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based in London, Lorynn supports clients undergoing complex and international challenges including forensic investigations, compliance advisory projects and forensic M&A due diligence. In doing so, she often works alongside internal and external counsel, compliance officers and internal investigation teams.

Manu Hanspal
Investigations EMEA & Programme Lead

Manu has served within U.K Law enforcement for 15 years leading teams investigating serious and organised crime using specialist, proactive and covert methods. He is currently Investigations Lead EMEA at Rio Tinto conducting and overseeing investigations into Business integrity concerns in addition to having accountability for the management and development of the Investigations and Whistleblowing programme. Manu additionally designs and delivers in house investigations training for compliance, HR, Legal and business specialists in order to enhance this capability whilst also contributing to the development of the ACi education and training programme. Having worked across sectors and transitioned to corporate investigations, Manu brings a keen understanding of the operational challenges and elements required for those conducting investigations.

Emma Gordon
Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Emma is a Partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s International Corporate Crime and Investigations Group. Emma recently spent twelve months on secondment as the Acting Global Head of Financial Crime Legal at one of the world’s biggest banks where she was responsible for overseeing the bank’s anti-bribery, anti-money laundering and sanctions legal advisory function. She specialises in investigations involving bribery, corruption and fraud and has acted on matters involving various enforcement agencies and regulators such as the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”), the Financial Conduct Authority and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”).

David Cook
Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

David is a senior associate in our litigation and dispute management group. He advises on the range of cyber security and data protection related legal issues, including the following: • General Data Protection Regulation: advising clients on how to approach their compliance journey for this new law and the various and onerous obligations under this far-reaching law. • Pre-incident readiness: assisting clients in assessing their current ability to respond to cyber incidents or data loss in a compliant manner, providing workshops and advising C-suite stakeholders on their legal responsibilities and liabilities, and then supporting the organisations with respect to maintaining an incident response process that will withstand regulatory consideration or customer scrutiny. • Incident response: advising clients as to their legal response to a cyber incident or data loss and translating the technical forensic outcomes to boardroom approach to regulatory engagement, customer notification and/or seeking law enforcement assistance. • Cyber security compliance: advising and assisting clients on the numerous (and often competing) cyber security laws and regulations that businesses operate within, such as the Data Protection Act 1998, the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2002 and the Communications Act 2003. He also advises on the cyber security impact of the various new laws being introduced across Europe, such as the General Data Protection Regulation and the Network and Information Security Directive.