Cifas moves to appoint Mike Haley as UK Fraud Prevention Service’s next deputy CEO

Mike Haley: joining Cifas in May as the organisation's new deputy CEO

Mike Haley: joining Cifas in May as the organisation’s new deputy CEO

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.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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