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Peter’s background is in the counter fraud investigation environment where he has worked for over 35 years. He spent 21 years in the public sector working as an investigator and investigations manager. He ended his career as the Department for Work and Pensions Professionalism in Security (PINS) Project Team Manager where he was instrumental in turning the aspirations included in the Government Green Paper, “Beating Fraud is Everyone’s Business – Securing the Future” into reality. He personally designed and developed the accredited counter fraud training syllabus used to train all UK government investigators, co-chaired the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board and was responsible for procuring training providers and an academic institution to provide a development learning pathway for counter fraud investigators. This initiative to professionalise the work of investigators across the public and private sectors has significantly changed the way investigations are conducted and raised the profile of counter fraud investigators across the UK. It has now become the recognised benchmark for counter fraud investigation training across the wider fraud community.
His operational career has directly involved him in all aspects of external and internal fraud and anti-corruption investigations including progressing initial enquiries, gathering evidence, witness interviewing, interviews under caution and giving evidence in court, tribunals and disciplinary hearings. At an operational level he has managed and developed regional counter fraud investigation and prosecution units in UK central government departments, working in partnership with various government agencies, police forces and departmental solicitors on several successful major investigations.
At a strategic level he has developed:
Counter fraud and security policy
Identity fraud investigation policy and guidance
Fraud loss measurement policy and guidance
National counter fraud training policy and programmes
He is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and Trainer and trains counter fraud investigators and managers in all aspects of investigation on a regular basis. He is a member of the University of Portsmouth’s Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board Training and Education Committee.
Peter moved to the private sector in 2000 and is the business owner of Peter Darby Associates (PDA) a counter fraud training and consultancy company. The company has several clients from both the private and public sectors.
For more information, please visit: www.pdacounterfraud.co.uk