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Counter Fraud Conference Agenda

08:00 - 09:15

Registration, Refreshments and Networking

09:15 - 09:25

Chair's Opening Remarks


Lyn McDonald 
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

09:25 - 09:45

Ministerial Keynote

Simon Hart MP

Simon Hart
MP, Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Implementation) 
Cabinet Office (Invited)

09:45 - 09:50

Questions & Answers

09:55 - 10:10

The Fraud Landscape in Central Government

  • The development of counter fraud and the wider functional agenda in government 
  • The functional mission, vision and strategy 
  • Functional standards- lifting the iceberg out of the water 
  • Professionalisation of counter fraud and use of data analytics 
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David Whitehouse-Hayes  
Head of Government Counter Fraud Profession Policy and Engagement   
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

10:10 - 10:30

Leading the Fight Against Fraud, Bribery and Corruption in the NHS

  • NHSCFA’s strategic direction for 2020 
  • An analysis of the current and future fraud risks, and NHSCFA’s pre-emptive to tackling these emerging threats  
  • Investing and developing staff to deliver high quality counter fraud work for the NHS 
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Sue Frith  
Chief Executive Officer   
NHS Counter Fraud Authority (Confirmed)

10:30 - 10:35

Questions & Answers

10:35 - 11:00

Headline Sponsor

11:00 - 11:25

Morning Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition

11:25 - 11:55

The Transformative Potential of Data Analytics in Counter Fraud

  • Bringing to life the value and importance of data analytics and turning data into actionable insights 
  • Successfully integrating and Combining Structured and Unstructured data to enhance fraud teams operations and efficiencies 
  • Live examples of how data analytics is reducing the threat of fraud 
  • National data strategy- where are we?
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Graeme Thompson     
Programme Director, Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise   
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

11:55 - 12:25

Looking into the future- Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IOT: Essential Weapons in the War on Fraud and Debt

  • A look at DWP debt recovery priorities and how innovative technologies are protecting vulnerable claimants 
  • An insight into how the DWP is using cutting-edge design, data and adaptive technologies to crack down on benefits fraud.
  • Identifying how to incorporate A.I tools meaningfully into the fraud detection ecosystem.
  • Driving forward the necessary frameworks needed, to ensure usage is ethical
Bozena Hillyer

Bozena Hillyer 
Director for Counter Fraud. Compliance and Debt 
Department for Work and Pensions (Confirmed)


Helen Roberts 
Director for Counter Fraud, Compliance and Debt
Department for Work and Pensions (Confirmed)

12:30 - 12:55

Seminar Sessions

Policing Cyber Crime: Taking a Holistic, Multi-Agency Approach to Preventing Cyber Crime

  • Examining the scale of the problem and the recent developments in Cyber Crime 
  • Recognising the red flags, the weakest links internally and externally within your third-party supply chain 
  • Prevention and Mitigation techniques and the key components of a cyber response plan to minimise organisational impact 
  • Developing cyber security resilience and best practice for combating new and emerging cyber threats 

Alex Rothwell 
Detective Superintendent  
City of London Police (Confirmed)


Chris Atack 
Detective Sergeant   
Metropolitan Police (Invited)


Lisa Osofsky 
Serious Fraud Office (Invited)


Ingrid Leonard     
National Crime Agency (Invited)

Seminar Sessions

Creating a community of world-class Counter Fraud Specialists

  • Empowering counter fraud specialists in order to build a robust counter fraud response across the public sector  
  •  Enhancing access to counter fraud capability 
  • Best practice for reporting and sensible benchmarks for meeting the counter fraud standards 
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Craig Martin  
Head of Fraud, MI & Insight   
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

Seminar Sessions

Effective Debt Management and Recovery Solutions across the Public Sector

Seminar Sessions

MOD's Strategic Plan for Tackling Fraud in the Supply Chain​

David Moore

David Moore 
Head of Field Force East, Defence Quality Assurance UK
Ministry of Defence (Confirmed)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

14:00 - 14:15

Gold Partner

14:15 - 14:40

How to Successfully Prosecute Fraud

Kristin Jones

Kristin Jones,
Head of the Specialist Fraud Division,  
Crown Prosecution Service (Confirmed)

14:40 - 15:00

A Perspective from HMRC - Fraud and Debt Recovery

15:00 - 15:20

Afternoon Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition

15:20 - 15:40

Adopting a Sophisticated, Ethical and Intuitive Debt Recovery System

  • Taking an evidence-based approach, increasing efficiencies and improving debt collection practices across central and local government 
  • Improving the treatment of people in debt and reducing the use of enforcement agents across government, using data analytics 
  • Protecting vulnerable customers by utilising technology to aid decision making and to provide real time insights 
  • Enhanced collaboration between central government revenue teams and debt collection sector 

15:40 - 15:50

The International Fraud Landscape

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Rob Malcolmson,
Head of the International Public Sector Fraud Forum,  
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

15:50 - 16:25

International Perspective from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

  • A look at how fraud is evolving across different jurisdictions and using this combined learning to strengthen the UK’s Counter Fraud Capability 
  • Key Successes and Failures for 2019-20 

Senior Representative 
United States (Invited)


Senior Representative 
Australia (Invited)


Senior Representative 
New Zealand (Invited)


Senior Representative
Canada (Invited)

16:25 - 16:55

Beyond the Public Sector

  • Developing system wide fraud prevention, detection and enforcement capabilities across the insurance sector 
  • A look at how fraud is evolving in the insurance sector 
  • Best practice for combating new and emerging fraud risks
  • Securing conviction in partnership with the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department 
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Clare Lunn  
Head of General Insurance Fraud Committee 
Director of Fraud, LV (Confirmed)


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