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Agenda – Counter Fraud Stream

08:00 - 09:05

Registration, Refreshments and Networking

09:05 - 09:15

Chair's Opening Remarks


Lyn McDonald 
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

09:15 - 09:35

Ministerial Keynote


Jeremy Quin, MP 
Cabinet Office (confirmed)

09:35 - 09:55

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)

09:55 - 10:20

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)

10:20 - 10:25

Questions & Answers

10:25 - 10:45

Unleashing Digital Identity to Solve Real World Problems

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes   
LexisNexis (Confirmed)

10:45 - 11:15

Morning Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition

11:15 - 11:45

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)

11:45 - 12:20

Why Working Together is Essential to Meet the Challenge of Fraud, Error 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 Digital
Department for Work and Pensions (Confirmed)

12:20 - 12:50

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)

Mike Hulett

Mike Hulett
Head of Technology & Capabilities 
National Cyber Crime Unit (Confirmed)

Seminar Sessions

The Difference Between Error and Fraud is the Intent

  • Twice2much share real life examples where transactional analysis identified supplier fraud
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Andrew Cushion 
Managing Director 
Twice2much (confirmed)

Seminar Sessions

The Current and Future State of Cybercrime

Russel Ridgley

Russel Ridgley   
UK & Ireland Field CTO   
RSA (Confirmed)

12:50 - 13:45

Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

13:45 - 14:15

Seminar Sessions

Working Together to Build the World's First Government Counter Fraud Profession

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Craig Martin
Head of Engagement and Membership, Government Counter Fraud Profession 
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

Seminar Sessions

The Power of a Cyber Security Operation Centre to Detect and Respond to Fraud

Chris Cheyne

Chris Cheyne
SI Consult (Confirmed)

Seminar Sessions

You Take an Anonymous Call from the Head of Internal Audit. An Anonymous Allegation has been Received via the Whistle-Blower Hotline that an Employee, Identified Only as "AD" Has Colluded With Suppliers to Extract Cash From the Company.

What Do You Do?


Tim Alderson
FCA (Confirmed)

14:20 - 14:45

How to Successfully Prosecute Fraud

Kristin Jones

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

14:45 - 15:10

No One Beyond Our Reach: How HMRC See Closing the Net of the World's Most Harmful Tax Criminals

Rich Wentel

Richard Wentel
Deputy Director, Counter Fraud
Centre of Expertise
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

15:10 - 15:35

MOD's Strategic Plan for Tackling Fraud from Counterfeit Material in the Defence Supply Chain

  • Establishing the origins of the risk
  • Explaining the Senior ownership
  • Describing the ‘journey’ approach, events, publications etc. 
  • How MOD can help other government departments with the same acquisition risk 
David Moore

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

15:35 - 16:00

Afternoon Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition

16:00 - 16:25

Working Together as a Counter Fraud Function. What Does the Future Hold?

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Craig Martin
Head of Fraud, MI & Insight
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

16:25 - 16:35

The International Fraud Landscape

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

16:35 - 17:05

The International Perspective from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, 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 
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Paul O’Neil
General Counsel, Serious Fraud Office 
New Zealand (Confirmed)


Chris McDermott
Director at the Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre, First Assistant Secretary
Australian Government (Confirmed)


Jeremy Sales
Director General, Integrity Strategic Directions, Integrity Services Branch
Canada (Confirmed)


Allison Lerner
Inspector General, National Science
United States (Confirmed)


Mark Cheeseman
Deputy Director, Public Sector Fraud, Cabinet Office
United Kingdom (Confirmed)

17:05 - 18:05

Close of Conference & Drinks Reception