The Government Counter Fraud Awards judges are highly regarded, leading figures from across the public sector counter fraud arena.
Mark Cheeseman | Deputy Director of Cross Government Fraud and Error Policy, Cabinet Office
Mark has extensive experience across the government anti-fraud industry, chairing many Boards and leading several reviews into fraud management. In his current role at the Cabinet Office as the Deputy Director of Cross Government Fraud and Error Policy, Mark works very closely with Ministers, senior leaders in Government and across central Government to agree the agenda on dealing with fraud and error loss within the public sector.
Professor Alan Doig | Visiting Professor, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
Alan is the former Professor of Public Services Management at Liverpool and Teesside Business Schools, where he devised and led the first MA in Fraud Management for the UK Police and public and private sector practitioners; he was also a board member of the UK Standards Board for 4 years from its establishment in 2001. He has extensive international experience, including resident advisor in Turkey on corruption prevention and the resident UNCAC mentor in Thailand. He is author of Fraud (2006) and editor of Fraud: The Counter Fraud Practitioner’s Handbook (2012). Most recently Alan has worked with the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre on its anti-bribery and ethics e-learning and training materials for the public sector. He is currently Visiting Professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University.
Tracie Evans | Chief Operating Officer, Haringey Council
Tracie began her career in local government, working in finance and audit for Camden and Brent Councils. She then moved into consultancy, focusing on risk management, governance reviews and IT implementations for clients across the public sector, as well as anti-fraud product production. In 2004, Tracie re-entered local government as Director of Finance at Buckinghamshire County Council and became Strategic Director of Resources at Kingston Council and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. More recently, Tracie worked at the Metropolitan Police as Director of Resources, before moving across to Haringey Council.
Sue is the interim Chief Executive Officer of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA). She is responsible for leading the NHSCFA in its work to identify, reduce and investigate fraud in the Health Service in England. Sue has extensive operational and policy experience in the public and policing sectors. Her previous roles have been Head of the National Investigation Service and Deputy Head of security management at NHS Protect. Sue is a qualified executive coach and mentor and has a successful track record of leading transformational change and getting results by delivering opportunities for teams and individuals to give of their best to deliver organisational objectives.
Laura Hough | Head of Research and Development for Counter Fraud, CIPFA
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, leading on the prevention and detection strands of the Counter Fraud Strategy. 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.
Peter O’Doherty | Deputy Chief Superintendent, City of London Police
Pete joined the City of London Police (CoLP) in 2005 and is the Detective Chief Superintendent of Economic Crime and Cyber Lead for CoLP. Whilst in post as Director of Action Fraud, he was responsible for the transition of Action Fraud away from the National Fraud Authority into Policing, getting fraud onto the ministerial agenda, and founded Cyber Griffin, an initiative which helps businesses in the Square Mile protect themselves from cybercrime. Pete specialises in cybercrime, intellectual property and cyber security, with an honours degree in Cyber and Mathematics from the University of Nottingham, and a post graduate degree in Policing Leadership and Change Management from the University of Warwick.
Chris Reed | Fraud Threat Lead, National Crime Agency
Chris has worked across a range of high profile national and economic security issues in leadership, analytical and policy roles for the Ministry of Defence, Home Office and National Crime Agency (NCA). Chris joined the NCA in autumn 2017 as the threat lead for fraud – this role principally entails brokering the resources of the NCA and wider UK law enforcement community to respond to the threat from fraud at both strategic and tactical levels. Prior to joining the civil service at the end of 2011, he worked as a social researcher in the private sector.