Our Team

Our Team

Neil Miller

Neil Miller

Founder and CEO

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3102 7720
Email: info@tenintel.com

With twenty years of experience in the corporate security and investigations sector, Neil has international case experience in due diligence, intelligence gathering, brand protection, asset tracing, surveillance and fraud investigations. He is a qualified Certified Fraud Examiner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; a member of the London Fraud Forum; and an active member of the United Kingdom Professional Investigators Network; and a member of the Institute of Directors.

He is a regular contributor on fraud topics with leading industry magazines and has been a contributing author of three different editions of Managing Business Risk published by Kogan Page.

Neil’s management experience started in 2001 when he was appointed Research Director at an internationally renowned fraud investigation company. He has since been a Board Director for a UK based brand protection and investigations company he helped set up in 2004.

Neil has operational experience within a variety of jurisdictions including Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, UAE, Hong Kong, Croatia, Romania, USA, UK and Ireland.

Neil has great experience in building relationships with his clients and delivers highly competent and professional results.

Cate Wells

Cate Wells

Managing Director | Dubai

Phone: +971 (0) 4333 4669
Email: dubai@tenintel.com

Cate has enjoyed fourteen years’ experience in intellectual property investigations, intelligence gathering and due diligence research. In 2009 she moved from the UK to the UAE and has operated as a market intelligence specialist in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and is highly regarded as a dedicated professional in helping combat intellectual property crime and brand protection issues.

Cate has provided evidence of the highest standards to many domestic and international clients including law firms, trademark agents, brand owners, market research companies and other stake holders from a variety of different industries.

Her experience has stemmed from working as a consultant, conducting major enquiries for many successful investigations agencies and law firms in the UK, USA and the UAE.

Cate’s key strengths are outlined below:

  1. Law enforcement liaison (including Dubai Police & Dubai Customs)
  2. UAE Government liaison (including the Department of Economic Development and Chambers of Commerce in Dubai and Abu Dhabi)
  3. Assisting and accompanying Dubai Police on anti-counterfeiting raids in Dubai and Jebel Ali Free Zone
  4. Anti-counterfeiting investigations
  5. Covert market surveys
  6. Controlled test purchases
  7. Intellectual Property and Business Due Diligence
  8. Proactive searches for online and physical trademark infringement in UAE and MENA region
  9. Conducting in-use investigations and domain name investigations

Cate is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) from Brunel University in London.

Richard Bell

Richard Bell

Chief Operating Officer

Richard joins TenIntelligence from his previous organisation at Transport for London (TfL) where he was their Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of Cyber Security Operations & Investigations. At TfL he developed the scope of the investigations role to include forensics, threat management, awareness and cyber incident response capabilities.

During his long career, he has held senior roles in security, profit protection, audit and compliance.  He is an internationally recognised public speaker on security, and has previously served as a Board Advisor for TenIntelligence and Director at The Security Institute.

He has twice been named within the Top 40 Influencers in Security by IFSEC Global.

Sonel Martin

Sonel Martin

Risk and Compliance Manager

Sonel is our Risk and Compliance Manager and brings extensive experience in corporate, commercial and legal due diligence; as well as advising clients on the Bribery Act 2010, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), financial crime regimes, corporate governance and compliance regulations.  Sonel originally joined TenIntelligence in January 2015 as an investigations analyst, having spent 10 years practising as a corporate solicitor at prominent law firms in the UK and South Africa.

During her career in law, Sonel specialised in all aspects of company and commercial law as well as corporate transactions and reorganisations. She has advised Directors from a range of industries including multi-national companies to privately owned companies.

Sonel originally qualified as a South African attorney with a leading African law firm where she was appointed an Associate in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. After relocating to the UK, Sonel qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Before pursuing a career in law, Sonel also worked as a Tax Consultant at PwC and a financial risk analyst in the London office of a leading European bank.

Sonel has a down to earth approach and places a very high premium on client relationships and clear, open communication.

Sonel is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (www.acfe.com) and studying for her Certified Fraud Examiner’s qualification

Katie Frodsham

Katie Frodsham

Assurance & Litigation Support | Director

Katie joined TenIntelligence in July 2017 as a Team Leader, having spent the previous 4 years running her own London-based investigations company.

Katie has managed international investigations across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions over a period of 10 years, specialising in litigation support, enhanced due diligence and human source intelligence (OSINT and HUMINT). Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Katie managed her own investigations consultancy and also worked at a corporate investigations firm in London, New York and Geneva.

Katie is a graduate of King’s College London, where she gained an MA in Geopolitics, Territory and Security. She is fluent in French, with a working proficiency in German and Italian.

Katie is an Associate Member of the ACFE (www.acfe.com), and is studying for her Certified Fraud Examiner exams.

Katie will be providing clients with the following expertise and experience:

  1. Due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals, companies and mergers and acquisition transactions
  2. Human source led competitive intelligence investigations
  3. Investigations to support clients currently involved in civil disputes
  4. Geopolitical analysis for clients operating in high-risk jurisdictions
  5. Fraud and financial crime investigations
  6. National and cross border asset-tracing and recovery investigations
  7. Using i2 analysis to uncover fraudulent transactions and plotting complex evidential charts
Alenke Laubscher

Alenke Laubscher

Office Manager | UK

Alenke joined TenIntelligence in 2014 to provide office, administrative and research support, working alongside the UK and Dubai Teams to coordinate strategy development and implementation.

Alenke is an enthusiastic, dedicated and innovative professional with more than ten years’ extensive experience in supporting Global Business Leaders, coordinating, planning, supporting daily operational, administrative functions and demonstrating the highest level of integrity.

Prior to her employment at TenIntelligence, Alenke worked in the Financial Controllers Division at Goldman Sachs providing one-to-one support to the International Controller, Managing Directors and general administration support to their operational and financial teams.

Originally from South Africa, Alenke attended Stellenbosch College where she studied Business Administration.

Alenke is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (www.acfe.com).

Justine Banks

Justine Banks

Senior Consultant | Dubai

Justine has a wealth of experience and knowledge in criminal investigations, evidence gathering and covert surveillance having over sixteen years’ experience in a law enforcement capacity. Justine specialised in anti-corruption, bribery, and major criminal and security investigations in London, before moving to the Middle East with her family in 2008.

Justine has since operated as an investigative consultant in the Middle East and has directed numerous anti-counterfeiting investigations and market surveys for trademark and brand owners.

In addition to her brand protection experience, Justine also provides clients with focused due diligence and background checks in the UAE.

Justine is an Associate Member of the ACFE and received a Diploma in Management from the Cambridge International College.

Justine will be providing clients with the following expertise and experience:

  1. Brand protection and Intellectual Property consultancy
  2. Anti-counterfeiting investigations and market surveys
  3. Law enforcement liaison with UAE Customs and Police Departments
  4. Providing due diligence research on individuals and companies in the Middle East
Ahmed Alazimi

Ahmed Alazimi

Senior Consultant | Dubai

As an experienced Brand Protection Specialist with extensive experiences in the UAE, Ahmed has executed investigations of criminal activities regarding the theft of Intellectual Property of products such as automotive, imaging consumables, cosmetics, sportswear and luxury brands.

Ahmed graduated from the Alexandria University (Egypt) with an Engineering degree. Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Ahmed was an investigator for another leading UAE brand protection company.

Ahmed speaks Arabic fluently and can utilise his language skills into investigations in a range of MENA countries.

The core of Ahmed’s responsibilities are:

1. Execute investigative cases against suspected entities.
2. Perform regular market surveys and identified areas vulnerable to IP.
3. Coordinate with the brand owners and authenticated infringing products.
4. Collected raid intelligence, with the aim to reveal information about their modus operandi and the upstream and downstream of their supply chain.

Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes

Senior Intelligence Analyst

Thomas joined TenIntelligence in March 2017 as an Intelligence Analyst.

Thomas graduated from University College Maastricht, in the Netherlands, with a degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences, before completing an MA in Intelligence & International Security at King’s College London.

Alongside proficiency in French and German, Thomas also has basic language skills in Dutch and Russian, helping to incorporate a wider range of sources and insight in investigations.

Thomas provides clients with expertise in:

  1. Due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies
  2. Reporting and analysis on international security developments
  3. Uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals
  4. Human source led competitive intelligence investigations
  5. Using i2 analysis to uncover fraudulent transactions and plotting complex evidential charts

Thomas has recently completed courses in Cyber-Security and Open-Source & Social Media Intelligence.

Valeryia Dockrell

Valeryia Dockrell

Intelligence Analyst

Valeryia joined TenIntelligence in August 2017 as an Intelligence Analyst.

Val graduated from University of Kent in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Val gained experience in compliance and background checks at an international travel company.  Val speaks Russian fluently, which assist our clients with due diligence checks in Russia.

Val provides clients with expertise in:

  1. Due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies
  2. Ad hoc reporting and analysis on international security developments and other global issues
  3. Uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals
Sean Nichol

Sean Nichol

Intelligence Analyst

Sean joined TenIntelligence in September 2017 as an Intelligence Analyst.

Sean graduated from University of Sussex in 2014, with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a MA in Geopolitics and Grand Strategy.

Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Sean gained extensive experience in trade fraud from working at the International Chamber of Commerce in London specialising in due diligence checks and fraud investigations. With a proficiency in Spanish, Sean can utilise his language skills into investigations in a range of Spanish-speaking countries.

Sean provides clients with expertise in:

  1. Due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies
  2. Ad hoc reporting and analysis on international security developments and other global issues
  3. Uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals
Sanya Panova

Sanya Panova

Intelligence Analyst

Sanya joined TenIntelligence in January 2018 as an Intelligence Analyst.

Sanya graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2014 with Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a MSc in Strategic Studies.

Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Sanya interned at the Bulgarian Embassy in London and at the Administration of the President in Bulgaria, specialising in National Security.

Sanya speaks Bulgarian fluently and can utilise her language skills into investigations in a range of Balkan countries.

Sanya provides clients with expertise in:

  1. Due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies
  2. Ad hoc reporting and analysis on international security developments and other global issues
  3. Uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals

 

Heba Mostafa

Heba Mostafa

Intelligence Analyst

Heba joined TenIntelligence in July 2018 as an Intelligence Analyst.

Heba graduated from the Ain Shams University in 2010 with a Bachelor in History & Art of Languages. Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Heba was the Data Quality & Control Officer at Kent County Council; a Research Analyst at Eastern Networks; and Project Management Coordinator at TEData.

Heba speaks Arabic fluently and can utilise her language skills into investigations in a range of MENA countries.

Heba provides clients with expertise in:

  1. Due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies
  2. Reporting and analysis on governance, risk and compliance issues
  3. Uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals
Daniel Walters

Daniel Walters

Intelligence Analyst

Daniel joined TenIntelligence in August 2018 as an Intelligence Analyst.

Daniel graduated from University of Sussex, with a Bachelor of Arts, before completing an MA in International Security.

Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Daniel gained experience as the Online Editor of a human resources support company.

Daniel provides clients with expertise in:

  1. Due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies
  2. Reporting and analysis on international security developments and other global issues
  3. Uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals
Jenny Nightingale

Jenny Nightingale

Intelligence Analyst

Jenny joined TenIntelligence in June 2018 as an Intelligence Analyst.

Prior to joining TenIntelligence, Jenny studied Forensic Science & Technology at West Kent College and gained operational experience in compliance and background checks at the National Crime Agency.

Jenny provides clients with expertise in:

  1. Due diligence (legal, regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals and companies
  2. Reporting and analysis on international security developments and other global issues
  3. Uncovering industry insight and business intelligence on individuals
Elena Fedorova

Elena Fedorova

Financial Controller | Dubai

Elena is a hands-on and result driven senior financial professional with progressive experience gained in diverse industries in New Zealand and Middle East & Russia. She is a Chartered Accountant and registered mentor with Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Degree in Economics and Degree in Accounting.

​Elena’s core skills include financial and strategic planning, working capital management, cash flow modelling and forecast, financial risk management, internal control development, ERP implementation, leadership and people management.

With over 20 years of experience Elena’s career combines diverse industry exposure alongside strong working relationships with auditors, accountants, legal consultants, banks and board of directors in many different companies in multiple geographical regions.