The Inaugural Counter-Fraud in Higher Education conference took place at Woburn House, London at the end of February. Over 130 delegates attended the event, and heard from a range of speakers covering fraud awareness and communication, fraud risks in construction, overseas risks, counter-fraud policies and processes, and much more. 

The presentations from the day can be found below, and the conference brochure can be downloaded here


Plenary Session 1 - Return on Investment

What counts as fraud in HE? - Ian Parry, HEFCE

How big a problem is it? - Prof. Mark Button, University of Portsmouth

How do you make a business case? - Rachael Tiffen, CIPFA


Breakout Sessions 1

Procurement fraud - Larissa Morrish, Lancaster University

Ethical Procurement - Andy Davies, LUPC

Cashless: moving with the times - Claire Taylor, SUMS

Stealing card data - Simon Mander, WPM

The challenges of putting together counter-fraud policies - Alan Lees, KCG and Juliet Simpson, Newcastle University


Breakout Sessions 2

Process engineering - Richard Young, UNIAC

Cash and Risk - Peter Matza, ACT

HEIs and the NHS - Penny Gee, 360 Assurance


Breakout Sessions 3

Managing overseas risks - Keith Read, McCormick Technologies

Fraud and construction - Kaley Crosthwaite, BDO


Plenary Session 2 - Raising awareness and Changing the culture

Combined slides - Susan O'Donnell, Northumbria University, Robert Hebblethwaite, University of Sheffield, Sophie Urquhart, RBS


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Matt


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