The Government Counter Fraud Awards judges are highly regarded, leading figures from across the public sector counter fraud arena.
Charlie Adan | Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service, Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
Charlie Adan is Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service for the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. She joined RBK in August 2016 having previously been Chief Executive of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, leading one workforce working for two Councils, a joint strategic plan, raising the profile of the districts in Suffolk and at the forefront of District Council reform. She started her working life as a private practice Lawyer and her local government career was as a Monitoring Officer, Lawyer and governance professional. She has worked across a range of Authorities and the Greater London Authority (GLA).
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.
Dermid McCausland | Head of Anti-Fraud Unit, Department of Health
Dermid began his career in the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) working on organised fraud. He then moved to the NHS in 1999, running a team exploring large complex fraud risks within the service, and managing the Intelligence Unit Function. He became Managing Director of NHS Protect, and was responsible for preventing, detecting and investigating fraud across the NHS. In 2014, Dermid joined the Department of Health, heading up the Anti-Fraud Unit. He is involved in cross government projects aimed at increasing the focus on professionalising anti-fraud work, and introducing standards which encourage anti-fraud processes within organisations.
Rachael Tiffen | Head of the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre
With over 20 years’ experience in counter fraud management, Rachael’s previous roles include the Head of Investigations at Islington Council and Deputy Director at the Home Office National Fraud Authority, where she collaborated on the National Fraud Strategy. She also served as Deputy Head of the Counter Fraud and Loss Service at the Ministry of Defence. Rachael sits as chair on both the CIPFA Fraud Advisory Panel and the London Counter Fraud Partnership, and is a trustee at Public Concern at Work. She became the Head of the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre in 2014.
Donald Toon | Director of Prosperity (Economic Crime and Cybercrime), National Crime Agency (NCA)
With over 15 years’ experience in criminal investigation, Donald is responsible for leading the UK’s enforcement response to fraud, money laundering, counterfeit currency, intellectual property and more. After strategic and leadership roles in anti-smuggling, project management and counter-drugs enforcement, Donald moved into operational law enforcement in 2002 as the Head of Customs’ criminal investigations capability, overseeing investigations into international smuggling and major revenue fraud. Donald was appointed as the HM Revenue and Customs Director of Criminal Investigation in 2011, where he led the delivery of a fivefold increase in prosecutions for tax fraud. In 2014, he was appointed as the Director of Economic Crime Command at the National Crime Agency.