Fraud Academy contributors
John Tracey - PwC Fraud Academy Chair
I lead the team that provides pro-active advice and support to clients on fraud, corruption and business ethics. Most of my time now is spent helping companies understand their risks, assess whether their procedures for dealing with those risks are effective and helping implement change. My background is in fraud and corruption investigations, having been based in London and New York and worked on a wide range of projects around the world.
I'm a director in PwC’s Forensic Services division, specialising in the prevention, detection, and, most frequently, investigation of fraud. During the past twenty years I've been involved with numerous assignments involving asset misappropriation, bribery and corruption, and financial misstatement which have taken me to 40 different countries. During this time I've interviewed hundreds of whistle-blowers, suspects and others.
I'm part of PwC's Forensic Technology Solutions team - we work with huge volumes of data to help clients get to the bottom of a variety of issues. One such issue is fraud, and a lot of my time is spent developing new techniques to identify it and researching technology that clients can use to catch it quickly or prevent it. I've spent 4 of my 6 years with PwC working on international FCPA compliance projects and the other two leading a wide variety of other data mining and e-discovery projects in the UK.
I lead the design, development and implementation of proactive anti-bribery and corruption compliance programmes as part of an organisation's wider ethical business conduct and integrity agenda. I work with global companies to transform organisational behaviour so that integrity, openness and transparency are embedded and sustainable at all levels of the organisation's systems.
Nick van Benschoten
I work on the design, development and implementation of proactive anti-bribery and corruption compliance programmes, as part of the wider ethical business conduct and integrity agenda. New to PwC, my background is in regulatory policy and responsible business conduct.