With eighteen 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 and member of the London Fraud Forum and Institute of Risk Management. 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.
Our CEO has operational experience in 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.
The following activities and investigations are his main strengths:
Fraud and financial crime investigations
Due diligence (regulatory and non-regulatory) projects on individuals, transactions and companies
Intelligence gathering on competitors, hedge funds and emerging markets
National and cross border asset-tracing and recovery investigations
Running surveillance teams on individuals involved in deception and defection
Protecting major brands from counterfeiting and infringement
Screening executives for derogatory information
Using i2 analysis to uncover fraudulent transactions and plotting complex evidential charts
Cate has enjoyed twelve years of 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 namely 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:
Law enforcement liaison (including Dubai Police & Dubai Customs)
UAE Government liaison (including the Department of Economic Development and Chambers of Commerce in Dubai and Abu Dhabi)
Assisting and accompanying Dubai Police on anti-counterfeiting raids in Dubai and Jebel Ali Free Zone
Covert market surveys
Controlled test purchases
IP and Business Due Diligence
Proactive searches for online and physical trademark infringement in UAE and MENA region
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.