For over 20 years, Andy has designed and delivered bespoke training and advisory services to a range of public sector and commercial organisations in the UK and overseas. The inputs range from penetration testing or vulnerability assessment, to crisis and risk management, Intelligence-led investigations and the prevention of financial crime. He has enjoyed co-authoring, contributing to, or delivering webinars on several ACAMS courses. The work is primarily delivered ‘in-house’ as immersive training; or remotely facilitated by online platforms, as required. He also advises a number of UK media companies on similar matters; to facilitate better public awareness of issues.
Andy is a widely experienced, accredited Senior Investigating Officer; having served over 30 years with the UK Metropolitan Police Service. For twenty of those years, he led specialist covert and overt operations within counter-terrorist or organised crime teams at New Scotland Yard. He retired in January 2017 as Head of Specialist Investigations and UK National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU) at UK Counter Terrorism Command, New Scotland Yard. He had strategic and tactical oversight of all financial investigation and crime disruption investigations to identify, arrest and charge or disrupt terrorist offenders and their criminal associates.
In a previous role as Head of London Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad at New Scotland Yard, Andy was responsible for designing their current operating model to counter fraud and cyber-crime; and assisted in the implementation of the new approach.
He has developed much of his previous experiences from a different perspective, working with former criminals and We Fight Fraud Ltd; striving to better understand threat environments and prevent individuals and firms from becoming victims of, or involved with financial crime.
Andy holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management.