ACFE Heads to London for European Fraud Conference


Mandy Moody
ACFE Social Media Specialist

The Summer Olympics will not be the only world-class event in London this year. The ACFE will bring to town a gathering of European anti-fraud professionals and world-renowned speakers at this year’s ACFE European Fraud Conference, March 25-27. From a Pre-Conference featuring the ever-changing world of social media to a Main Conference highlighting internal investigations, economic crime and the future of fraud, this year’s European Conference is a one-of-a-kind global event.

The keynote speakers present will be:

Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive, National Fraud Authority

Harrison is responsible to the Home Office for the development and delivery of 'Fighting Fraud Together,' the national fraud strategy via the work of the NFA and its partners, aiming to make the UK more resilient to, and less damaged by, fraud through an increased focus on prevention and disruption. Harrison will be presenting on how fraud-fighters from anywhere in the world can work to fight fraud together.

Carman L. Lapointe, CFE, CIA, CCSA, UN Under-Secretary-General, Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) 

Lapointe was appointed as Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services in September 2010. Lapointe was Auditor General of the World Bank Group from 2004-2009 and held chief oversight positions in IFAD and a number of Canadian crown corporations, including Canada Post, the Bank of Canada and EDC. You can find more about Lapointe’s keynote about the challenges of investigation in her recent interview with ACFE Insights.

Cynthia Hetherington, CFE, President, Hetherington Group

Hetherington has more than 17 years of experience in research, investigations and corporate intelligence. She is the founder of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing and training firm focusing on intelligence, security and investigations. Hetherington will be leading the Pre-Conference session, Effectively Using Social Networks and Social Media in Fraud Examinations.

James D. Ratley, CFE, President and CEO, ACFE

In 1986, James D. Ratley left the Dallas Police Department to join Wells & Associates, a forensic accounting practice, where he was in charge of fraud investigations. In 1988, he was named Program Director for the ACFE and oversaw all aspects of the ACFE's training and education programs. In 2006, Mr. Ratley was named president of the ACFE. Ratley will be beginning the Main Conference by addressing the importance of conducting a strong and successful internal investigation.

Read the complete speaker bios and find more information about the upcoming 2012 ACFE European Fraud Conference.