Deloitte Forensic grew in 2015 with four partner appointments in UK
19 January 2016
Market focus on crisis management and regulatory agenda builds
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, made the external hires of Andrew Robinson and Chris Clements as partners to its forensic team last year. These appointments follow the addition of Andrew Flower who moved to the UK from the Deloitte French firm, and Andrew Oates who was promoted to partner within the UK firm. The quartet bring with them a range of skills including international arbitration, forensic dispute services, analytics and combatting financial crime.
Mark Tantam, head of Deloitte Forensic in the UK commented: “As knowledge of the significant reputational and subsequent financial damage that a crisis can cause increases, boards are realising they need to actively manage risk and crisis. These new appointments significantly add to our ability to advise on assessing and mitigating risk, as well as reacting to events such as litigation, investigation and regulatory action.”
Deloitte Forensic helps clients react quickly and confidently in a crisis, investigation or dispute. The practice uses its advanced forensic technology and analytic techniques, together with its global reach, to help clients analyse and resolve crisis issues.
Tantam continued: “I’m confident that our clients will welcome the experiences and expertise of our four new partners as they face the challenges of responding to potentially contentious issues in their global businesses.”
In December 2015, Andrew Flower moved to the UK from Deloitte’s French firm. Andrew has focused for many of the past 25 years on the provision of expert evidence in international arbitration and has testified on numerous occasions before tribunal in many parts of the world including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Andrew has been a partner with Deloitte in Europe and New York for over ten years and is global head of Deloitte’s dispute consulting service line.
Another new hire is Chris Clements, who joined Deloitte from Grant Thornton in September last year, and specialises in forensic dispute services related to the issues of litigation, arbitration and resolution. He has given expert witness evidence in courts, tribunals, international arbitrations and public enquiries in the UK and overseas on over 25 occasions. He has provided expert and advisory services to public, private and third sector organisations. At Deloitte, Chris is the forensic lead for the North East practice (Leeds and Newcastle offices) and is disputes lead across the North.
Earlier in 2015 Deloitte hired Andrew Robinson as a partner in the forensic practice, specialising in financial crime and conduct risk. Andrew spent nearly four years as the global head of compliance at RBS as part of the turnaround team. Prior to joining RBS, Andrew worked at ABN AMRO and PwC. Andrew will focus initially on financial crime and then on support for the broader conduct risk agenda.
Meanwhile Andrew Oates was promoted within the firm to partner in June 2015 and now leads the Deloitte Forensic analytics team. After completing his degree in information systems he joined the PwC graduate programme and moved to Deloitte nine years ago. Andrew has over 16 years of experience in the field of data analytics, specialising in helping clients understand and get value from their data, systems and technology. This enables them to better manage their exposure to a wide range of financial crimes including; money laundering, tax evasion, fraud and bribery activity.
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