Honourary Members

Honourary Membership in CIFA is conferred on professionals who have distinguished themselves in the field of Forensic Accounting and associated practices, as leaders and exemplars in their own rites.

Our current Honourary Members are:


Anthony Springer

http://spridentechnology.com

anthony-springerMr. Anthony Springer is the founder of Spriden Technology Services Limited since 2010. Anthony’s success and growth in business is influenced greatly by his commitment, reliability and energetic enthusiasm to leave a very satisfactory and lasting impression on his commercial clientele. His customer driven approach has created loyalty and continued recognition of his brand of service. Being an inspired and innovative leader in his pursuit of offering strategic consultancy advice has propelled him forward to network in different business circles locally, regionally and internationally, working with countries situated in Grenada, Jamaica and the United States with links to foreign based companies in Trinidad to provide technical support.

He is the holder of a Masters degree from the University of Portsmouth England, in the discipline of Strategic Business Information Technology. This has given Anthony a sound knowledge base together with his sixteen years of technical experience to transform the level of service offerings by strengthening companies’ business models, I.T. architecture, workflow processes and I.T. Management.

Having worked on several I.T. projects in various sectors in the local community and applying remote technological advancement to aid clients in different parts of the world, Anthony differentiates himself from his competitors by being a one-stop shop in premium and quality service. Anthony also partners via collaboration with other I.T. Consultants and Engineers in India, China, Pakistan, U.S.A. and England to ensure your specific business objectives are achieved within the specified timeframes along with his local technical team of Network Administrators, Technicians, Programmers and Field Engineers. His understanding of the evolution of technology and his ability to stay keenly focus on new developments has allowed him to champion industry standards and make necessary business recommendations to fulfill his clients mandate.

Prior to commencing his business, Anthony worked for fifteen years in the financial sector. One of his former most significant contributions in Information Technology was spearheading the research and proposal for mobile banking as revolutionizing and being the next step in value added customer banking in Trinidad and Tobago.


Darrin Carmichael, CFE

Forensic Investigator

CarmichaelDarrin Carmichael is corporate security, fraud and operational risk management professional with over thirty years’ experience in the field. He has gained a wealth of experience having worked extensively in two of the most highly regulated industries, namely the financial services sector and the aviation industry.

Darrin is an Aviation Security professional having been IATA certified in Airline Security Management and Investigations, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Forensic Investigator, a Personal Protection Specialist (PPS), and a Certified Trainer qualified in the management, training and administration of security personnel in various disciplines such as, Residential Security, Industrial Security, Financial Services Risk Management and Aviation Security. He is also a certified Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) designated to operate at any ISPS certified Port and Shipping facility.


David Simpson, FCCA, FCA

http://www.prestigeaccounting.bb/

David Simpson is the Founder and Managing Director of Prestige Accounting Inc. – a professional accountancy and finance training and service company established in April 2000. Over the past 16 years he has managed the company’s operations in Barbados and regionally. During this period the company has become a Platinum Approved Learning Provider of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and has received awards from the Small Business Association and the ACCA in recognition of its contribution to professional services and training.
David was admitted to the membership of the ACCA in December 2003 and became a Fellow of the Association in December 2008. He was admitted to the membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) in April 2004, and was elected to its Council in 2005, and has served as Chairman of the Student & Member Services Committee, Treasurer, Vice-President, and most recently President from May 2012 to May 2014.
He currently chairs its Communications committee and also serves as ICAB’s director to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC).

Mr. Simpson has spent over 15 years in the audit and accounting fields working with Brian F. Griffith & Co. Chartered Accountants and the Fair Trading Commission in Barbados, prior to taking up full time management of his businesses. He oversees the delivery of a range of services including client accounting services, accountancy, finance and business training, capacity building, financial planning and has provided professional services to the Governments of Barbados and British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Development Bank, CARTAC and several private companies.

David has also served as Treasurer of the Small Business Association and Chairman of the Small Business Venture Capital Inc. and is currently a Director of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation and Fortress Fund Managers in Barbados and Treasurer of the ICAC.


Edward H. Davis Jr.

www.astidavis.com

davidjrEdward H. Davis, Jr. has practiced law for over 27 years and is a founding shareholder of the international boutique law firm Astigarraga Davis in Miami. He heads the firm’s Asset Recovery and Financial Fraud group which represents victims of serious fraud and grand corruption including governments and governmental entities, corporations, insolvency practitioners and individuals by investigating and prosecuting civil fraud and asset recovery actions. Ed is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has consulted with the World Bank on three corruption and asset recovery books and contributed a chapter to the Asset Recovery Handbook published by the International Centre for Asset Recovery in Basel, Switzerland.

He is past Chair of the Florida Bar International Law Section and also a member of the anti- corruption and international litigation committees of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Ed also recently served for two years as the inaugural chair of the Asset Recovery Sub- Committee of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association; and he is a leading original member of the London-based ICC Commercial Crimes Services FraudNet Network.

Ed sits on the advisory boards of Offshore Alert and the Global Investigations Review magazine and writes a regular column on asset recovery for Global Restructuring Review.

In 2013 Ed was recognized as the first ever Asset Recovery Lawyer of the Year by Who’s Who Legal. He has won that award again in 2014 and 2015. As well in 2015 and 2016 the named Asset Recovery Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal.


James A Green

Forensic Document Examiner

GreenJames is certified by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, and a member and current Vice President of the American Society of Questioned Document. He is certified by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners and is the current Treasurer. He is also a published writer. Mr Green is a Facilitator and advisor at CIFA. He gave expert testimony to approximately 100 cases at the following jurisdictions:

State Courts: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Texas, and Washington Federal Courts: California, Montana, Oregon, And Washington. In Private Practice he provides his expert services to civil and criminal cases in document examination to the Eugene, Oregon Police Department. Trained with the U.S. Postal Inspection Crime Laboratory he can also provide a variety of examination processes, including signature and handwriting comparisons, altered medical records, contracts, wills, etc. He does this by utilizing state-of-the-art laboratory instruments.


Margaret Rose

www.roselawcaribbean.com

margaretroseMargaret specialises in public procurement law, anti-corruption and governance and has practised in the Commonwealth Caribbean since 1995. Margaret established Rose Law Caribbean the first virtual law firm in the Caribbean and represents citizens pursuing public interest matters and social entrepreneurs. Margaret has founded serial initiatives geared toward empowering citizens to become more effective in their engagement in public governance and as guardians of the public interest. (www.roselawcaribbean.com)

Margaret is the Co Founder and Executive Director of Caribbean Procurement Institute (CPI) a leading provider of specialist procurement law and anti-corruption education, capacity building and consulting in the Caribbean and serves on the board of the Caribbean Association of Procurement Professionals (CAPP) aimed at supporting policymakers, professionals and practitioners to become more fair, open, efficient and accountable in managing and spending public resources. (www.caribbeanprocurementinstitute.com)

Margaret is also the founder of the award-wining social governance platform Disclosure Today – Transparency on Demand (www.disclosure.today)


Mark Hood BSc(hons), FRICS, ACIArb, MISTT, Certified Mediator

https://branded.me/mark-hood

Quantity Surveying, Construction Claims and Dispute Resolution Consulting for Developers, Designers, Contractors under FIDIC and other forms of Contract.

Construction Project experience: Resort Developments, High Rise, Hospitals, Marine Works, Water Treatment, Railroads, Roads & Bridges, Pipelines, Power and Petrochemical Plants under a variety of Forms of Contract.

Locations: UK, USA, Middle East, Far East, Africa, South America.

 


Dr. Perry Stanilas

Dr Perry Stanislas is an international expert in policing and security issues specialising in complex organisational and service delivery matters. His specific areas of expertise include: organisational development and transformation, anti-corruption work, strategic planning and leadership development, carrying out systems reviews, and research. Perry is a highly-regarded trainer and consultant and has worked in numerous countries around the world to include: the US, Nigeria, Gambia, Kenya, Dubai and numerous Caribbean countries. He has given presentations at the UN on the policing challenges of Caribbean countries, and for the International Association of Police Chiefs in San Diego. Dr Stanislas is a member of the International Police Executive Symposium, and the Association of Caribbean Criminal Justice Professionals (ACCJP). He is also an honorary member of the Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accountants and was a keynote speaker at the first Caribbean Law Enforcement Conference, sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service in 2014.

Dr Stanislas was the Senior Policy Advisor for Bedfordshire Police for strategic development and organisational performance for over a decade, and the first person in the country employed in this capacity by a British police service. His primary role was supporting the Chief Constable and his senior command team to develop effective strategies. Dr Stanislas’s success in this role led to Her Majesties Inspectorate of the Constabulary (Home Office) nominating him to become an instructor at the prestigious Bramshill Police Staff College, where he taught on the Senior Command and Commonwealth Senior Command Course for chief officers.

Dr Stanislas currently is the leader of the Contemporary Issues in Police and Security Leadership and Management Programme run by De Montfort University’s Community and Criminal Justice Department in the UK. He has written numerous publications which include his most recent book Public Corruption, Regional and National Perspectives on Procurement Fraud co-authored with Professor Petter Gottschalk (Norway) published by Taylor Francis. He also wrote the bestselling International Perspectives on Police Education and Training. This text has recently been translated in Turkish due to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (Sweden), who is leading police and criminal justice reform in Turkey. Dr Stanislas’ book is a core text in the training of the Turkish police and criminal justice professionals.


Robert A. McDonald, CCA, CFE and CIA

http://www.mcdassociates.com

mcdonaldBob enjoys a distinguished career in internal audit and corporate security spanning over four decades. Since 1990 he has focused on Construction, Contract Compliance and Fraud Examination. This focus included the development and management of the Construction Services Practice for a multi-national firm and for an international Internal Auditing and Consulting firm. In 2006 he founded and currently serves as the President and Senior Consultant for McDonald & Associates, Inc.

Bob has been recognized for his expertise in Contract Compliance – Construction – and Fraud audit areas. He presents on Construction Auditing and Fraud at conferences and meetings sponsored by the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the National Association of Construction Auditors. He provides training services to internal auditors, fraud examiners and project managers on auditing and avoidance of fraud and abuse in major capital projects. He has lived and provided services in North America and Europe.


Stephen Baker

Barrister

StephenBakerStephen Baker is an English barrister and Jersey advocate. He is senior partner at Baker & Partners. He specialises in asset recovery actions, particularly those involving political corruption and the unravelling of offshore structures.

He is expert in the interaction between civil and criminal asset recovery procedure. He has a speciality in unravelling complicated offshore trust and company structures including those involving central and South America.
While in private practice he has acted on behalf of the National Accountability Bureau of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in cases centred upon former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Afzal Zardari. He also acted in a series of other matters including that involving Happy Minwalla, a case involving bribes allegedly paid by a major airline.

For the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission of Kenya he acted in a case involving Samuel Gichuru the CEO of Kenyan Power and Lighting Corporation. He advised the Attorney General of Guernsey regarding assets held to the benefit of Pavel Lazarenko the former Premier of Ukraine. He has experience of investigating the corrupt involvement of western corporations with senior Middle Eastern Ministers. He is retained on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He also acts for private corporations who have been the victim of corruption including corrupt boards of directors.

While in government service at the Attorney General of Jersey’s office Stephen was responsible for the uncovering, investigation and institution of criminal proceedings against persons who had laundered the proceeds of corruption under the Abacha regime. This has led to the recovery of over $300 million. A further $500 million is expected to be recovered.

He is the Jersey representative of FraudNet, the fraud prevention network of the ICC Commercial Crime Services.

Email: stephenbaker@bakerandpartners.com
Telephone: +44 (1534) 766254
Website: www.bakerandpartners.com


Stephon Grey, CFE, CICA

Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Control Auditor and Forensic CPA Educator

stephongreyStephon Grey is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Control Auditor and Forensic CPA Educator. His expertise has been acknowledged regionally and internationally through the performance and management of numerous assignments & speaking engagements in territories including, Hong Kong, Thailand, Ecuador Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, St. Lucia Suriname, Jamaica, Grenada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Miami and New York. Before specializing in Forensic and Fraud Auditing, he worked in the energy, banking, and audit services sector.

Currently, Mr. Grey serves as a Forensic Audit consultant throughout the Caribbean. and is also the Director of Education at The Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting.