Fraud Advisory Panel appoints former senior police officer David Clarke as new chair

David Clarke

David Clarke

Independent fraud watchdog the Fraud Advisory Panel has appointed David Clarke as its new chair. Clarke takes over from David Kirk who steps down after four-and-a-half years in post. Clarke is a former senior police officer who has served in the UK and overseas. He’s now a specialist in counter-fraud measures at Today Advisory Services and has been a trustee director of the Fraud Advisory Panel for nigh on ten years.

During his distinguished law enforcement career, Clarke was responsible for designing and implementing the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and the lead force for fraud based within the City of London Police.

Commenting on his appointment, Clarke stated: “I’m incredibly honoured to become chairman of the Fraud Advisory Panel which has played an important role in shaping our collective response to fraud. As the corporate memory of the counter fraud community, I look forward to working with my esteemed colleagues, on the Board and within the membership, to highlight, address, challenge and anticipate the fraud issues of our times.”

David Kirk added: “It has been an enormous privilege, and a great pleasure, to lead the vital work of the Fraud Advisory Panel over the past four-and-a-half years. I know that its influence and reputation will continue to flourish under David’s excellent leadership. His senior experience in the criminal justice system, and his determination to make a positive difference in tackling fraud and financial crime wherever it’s found, will build upon the Panel’s already considerable achievements.”

Kirk will continue to be involved with the Fraud Advisory Panel as both an active member and special advisor.

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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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