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New Chair of Fraud Advisory Panel announced

Author: ICAEW Insights

Published: 06 Jan 2022

Former Serious Fraud Office Director Sir David Green CB QC is the new Chair of independent fraud watchdog the Fraud Advisory Panel.

Sir David Green CB QC has stepped into the role as Chair of the Fraud Advisory Panel, taking over from David Clarke. He was formerly director of the Serious Fraud Office from 2012 to 2018, and was director of the Central Fraud Group of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Most recently, he worked as a senior consultant at Slaughter and May.

He has been dealing with fraud for the past 40 years, as a practising barrister, as Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions, and in his Serious Fraud Office and CPS roles.

“I understand well the devastating impact fraud can have on individuals, organisations and society as a whole,” he said. “I will lead the Panel in educating the public in the recognition of fraud and in raising awareness of new frauds as they emerge. I hope to reinforce the Panel’s core mission: to advise government, business and the public on how to prevent, detect and report fraud.”

Outgoing chair David Clarke said that it had been a privilege to lead the Fraud Advisory Panel. “I’m extremely proud of the amazing work we’ve done to try and minimise fraud, especially during the pandemic.”

Despite that work, fraud remains a widespread problem, and criminals will continue to look for ways to exploit people, he said. “With Sir David’s leadership, the Panel will remain at the forefront of the fight to protect people from fraudsters and cheats.”

David Clarke served as a trustee for more than 12 years and will continue to be involved in the Fraud Advisory Panel as an active member.

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