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Laura Hough

Head of Research and Development Counter Fraud
CIPFA (confirmed)

Laura is the Head of Research and Development for Counter Fraud at CIPFA and was formerly the Deputy Head of Counter Fraud Management at the British Council. She is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has over 10 years experience working as a forensic accountant and on financial and fraud investigations. This experience spans a range of different sectors: private practice in a specialised forensic accountancy firm covering a range of different matters; working for the Financial Services Regulator (FSA/FCA) on often high-profile regulatory and criminal investigations; and most recently in the not-for-profit sector as the Counter Fraud Specialist for the West and Central Africa Region at Save the Children. Laura has lead investigations in sometimes challenging locations, as well as managing staff in overseas locations to carry out investigations.