Episode 1: Corruption: exploring the damage, the threat and opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the current response.

Tackling Illicit Finance: The videocast series

Watch The Honourable Peter MacKay PC QC, former Minister in the Canadian Government and Judge Wolf, a Senior United States District Judge discuss corruption.

Episode summary

In our first videocast Katie Jackson, Partner, Head of Financial Crime introduces The Honourable Peter MacKay PC QC, former Minister in the Canadian Government and Judge Wolf, a Senior United States District Judge.

Peter and Judge Wolf look at the nature and impact of corruption. They discuss the importance of effectively tackling it through greater collaboration across the public and private sectors at an international level and the creation of a global Anti-Corruption Court.

Judge Wolf shares his vision for the court, its benefits, how it could work and alignment with the existing International Criminal Court.


Katie Jackson
Partner, Head of Financial Crime, Deloitte UK

Katie is a Partner in Deloitte Forensic. She has over 10 years’ experience working in the Financial Services sector, principally specialising in Financial Crime. She has a particular focus on anti-money laundering (AML) and financial sanctions, supporting clients to comply with regulatory obligations and keep abreast of industry good practice. More recently, she has been supporting projects looking to redesign financial crime target operating models.

Mark L. Wolf

Mark L. Wolf, the Chair of Integrity Initiatives International, is a Senior United States District Judge and the former Chief Judge of the District of Massachusetts. He is a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Prior to his appointment in 1985, Judge Wolf served as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States after Watergate and as the Deputy United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. In 1984, he received the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award for exceptional success in prosecuting public corruption in Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and his JD from Harvard Law School.

In 2014, Judge Wolf published a Brookings Institution article and a Washington Post Op-Ed piece advocating the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court to combat grand corruption. The proposal quickly gained substantial international support. In 2016, Judge Wolf, Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa, and other colleagues created Integrity Initiatives International to institutionalize the effort to create the Court and to promote other measures to strengthen the enforcement of criminal laws against kleptocrats.

The Honourable Peter MacKay PC QC

Peter served in the Parliament of Canada for over 18 years as a cabinet minister in high-profile portfolios, including Justice and Attorney General, Department of National Defence, Foreign Affairs and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. He chaired the Government National security committee for almost 10 years. He started his legal career in Nova Scotia as a Crown Prosecutor (Criminal Law Division) and worked as a general practitioner before entering politics. Peter earned a B.A. from Acadia University in 1987, and his LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 1990. He is entering his 30th year as a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers society and is also called to the bar in Ontario.

Peter is a Strategic Advisor at Deloitte where his main focus is in GPS, particularly on defence modernisation, justice reform, infrastructure and economic development. He leverages his extensive public sector and legal experience to deliver executive advisory support, serving Deloitte's clients in the public and private sectors.

Further reading

If you’re interested in any of the topics we talked about during this episode, you might find the links below useful.

  • The Deloitte Academy Diversity on Boards Programmes - Deloitte offers two educational and networking programmes for senior women and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) leaders with the ability and ambition to be considered for a Non-Executive Director position at a UK-listed company.
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  • Hampton-Alexander Review - improving gender balance in FTSE leadership - The Hampton-Alexander Review is an independent, business-led framework supported by the Government set recommendations in 2016 for FTSE 350 companies to improve the representation of women on their boards and in leadership positions.
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