Cifas – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service – has announced the appointment of Mike Haley as the organisation’s new deputy chief executive. The appointment will commence on 18 May.
Haley moves to Cifas from his role as an associate director in Grant Thornton’s Forensics, Investigation and Recovery Division. He brings over 25 years’ experience of tackling and preventing fraud across the public, private and not for profit sectors to the role.
Haley has considerable experience of directing investigations as well as developing prevention and detection strategies having led investigative teams in the NHS, the Ministry of Defence, the Office of Fair Trading, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Haley’s role as a director at the National Fraud Authority saw him develop multi-agency strategies to tackle a range of fraud types including mortgage fraud, identity fraud and mass marketing fraud, in turn placing the discipline of prevention centre stage.
Commenting on the appointment, Cifas’ CEO Simon Dukes said: “I’m delighted that Mike will be joining Cifas as he brings with him extensive knowledge of the fraud landscape and vast experience of working with partners across Government, industry and law enforcement. Indeed, Mike brings experience and vision that will help us to prevent more fraud, continue to improve our technology and to build strong partnerships. We look forward to welcoming him to Cifas in May.”
Mike Haley told Risk UK: “Fraud is the one area of crime that continues to increase. It’s a form of criminality that not only adds costs to business, the public sector and to consumers but also reduces trust – a commodity on which we depend to build a good society.”
He added: “Cifas offers a unique and exciting opportunity to work right at the heart of the UK’s response to fraud. I want to use my extensive knowledge of the fraud arena, and experience of galvanising cross-sector partnerships, to further enhance Cifas’ 21st Century response to 21st Century fraud threats.”