Cifas strengthens fraud expertise with appointment of Advisory Board member

Ashley Hart

Ashley Hart

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Ashley Hart as an Advisory Board member. Cifas’ Advisory Board has delegated responsibility from the Board to monitor the operational effectiveness of the organisation, as well as understand and represent the interests of its principal stakeholders.

Hart has been at TSB since 2016 and, in his role as head of fraud with the business, has been responsible for the design and delivery of effective fraud strategies, including the launch of TSB’s Fraud Refund Guarantee which now protects over 5.2 million people by refunding any money lost through fraud. Hart has also worked diligently on myriad partnerships with police forces across the UK.

Prior to this, Hart (who’s a qualified barrister) spent nearly a decade with the Financial Ombudsman Service working closely with consumers, financial institutions and Government.

Speaking about the news, Hart told Risk Xtra: “As the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, Cifas is in an unparalleled position when it comes to protecting customers, financial institutions and the public from the threat of fraud. I’m excited to be joining the organisation at a time when its role has never been more important.”

Mike Haley, CEO at Cifas, added: “Ashley brings a wealth of expertise in fraud prevention from TSB and wider relevant experience from the Financial Ombudsman Service. His connections within law enforcement and passion to fight financial crime make him an invaluable addition to Cifas’ Advisory Board.”

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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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