South West Fraud Forum

Board Members

We are committed to reducing fraud.

The South West Fraud Forum (SWFF) has been set up with the aim of increasing the resilience of regional organisations – in both the private and public sector – to the threats posed by fraud. The South West Fraud Forum is led by a board of experts, with a wide range of both public and private sector experience, who bring their knowledge to the forum to drive strategy and ensure that the organisation meets the needs of its members.

  • James Gliddon
    James Gliddon Partner, Foot Anstey (Co-Chair)

    James specialises in banking and financial services litigation and his practice centres on disputes which generate reputational threat against a highly regulated backdrop. Managing the consequential litigation arising from material fraud events has been a passion for James and he often trains organisations on how to apply the lessons learned for better preparedness. James is also a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel and The Institute (of money laundering prevention officers) and is delighted to bring this width of perspective and experience to support the development of the South West Fraud Forum.

  • Steven Richards
    Steven Richards Partner, Foot Anstey (Co-Chair)

    Steven is a commercial litigation partner and heads Foot Anstey’s multi-disciplinary Fraud and Cybercrime practice. In addition to advising on banking and financial sector litigation, professional negligence claims, contentious insolvency and insurance disputes, Steven’s practice focuses on working with companies and high net worth individuals to bring and defend fraud and dishonesty-based claims. In doing so, he regularly advises on business critical and urgent disputes and has both extensive trial experience and specific knowledge of obtaining, enforcing and responding to applications for injunctive relief (including freezing, search and seizure and delivery up orders).

  • Paul Fox
    Paul Fox Money and Pensions Service

    Paul heads the Government’s Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) for the South West of England. MaPS is tasked with improving the financial wellbeing of people across the UK and advises HM Treasury on policy matters such as debt advice, financial capability and consumer protection. Paul is one of the founders of the South West Fraud Forum and became involved due to the significant role MaPS plays in fighting pensions fraud.

  • Helen Gregory
    Helen Gregory Forensic Director, Milsted Langdon

    Helen has been involved in providing expert evidence in court on fraud and financial irregularities for over 20 years including during two secondments to the Serious Fraud Office. Helen became involved with the South West Fraud Forum because of her interest in education and prevention which, in her experience, is often overlooked.

  • Garry Parker
    Garry Parker Senior Manager, Fraud Investigations & Intelligence, Monzo

    Garry leads Monzo bank’s Fraud and Financial Crime Learning & Development Team, Fraud Operations Team and Law Enforcement Engagement. He is responsible for investigating all fraud typologies, including scams and unauthorised transactions – as well as first party and insider fraud cases. He is also responsible for the continued training and development of Fraud and Financial Crime investigators. He is a qualified fraud investigator and member of various industry working groups and advisory boards. He is a proud member of the South West Fraud Forum Steering Group, providing fraud prevention advice and support to local businesses and communities throughout the region.

  • Adam Finch
    Adam Finch Head of Cheltenham Dispute Resolution, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

    Adam has particular expertise in fraud, asset recovery and injunctive applications to help clients with the recovery
    of assets, in particular money, intellectual property, data and confidential information. Adam has developed a reputation for successfully pursuing defendants arising from complex fraud nationally and internationally. This has
    involved securing a number of injunctions on behalf of his clients, including freezing, doorsteps, Norwich Pharmacal
    and search and delivery up orders. He is also a member and director of the Midlands Fraud Forum.

  • Detective Inspector Marc Milliner
    Detective Inspector Marc Milliner South West Fraud Development Officer, Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU)

    Marc has over 20 years’ policing experience in Economic Crime at both operational and strategic levels. He is keen to support the South West Fraud Forum in bridging the gap between the public and private sector approaches to tackling fraud and money laundering. In particular, he is striving to promote an enhanced service to fraud victims using multi-agency safeguarding measures and regulatory powers.

  • Dan White
    Dan White Barrister and CCO of Synalogik Innovative Solutions Ltd

    A tenant of Citadel Chambers since 2003 and Co-Founder of Synalogik Innovative Solutions, Daniel specialises in the prosecution of all grave criminal offences. Appointed to the AG’s unified list and a Grade 4 specialist fraud prosecutor.

    In addition to his work in the criminal sector, Daniel sits on sports tribunals for a variety of Governing bodies, including the RFU, World Rugby & Sport Resolutions.

    In 2018, Daniel Co-Founded Synalogik with experts from the intelligence and policing community. Synalogik provide data aggregation, automation and risk identification software solutions for compliance and fraud investigations. At Synalogik, Daniel holds the role of Chief Commercial Officer.

  • Dr Diana Johnson
    Dr Diana Johnson Senior Lecturer, UWE

    Diana is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a Solicitor at the University of the West of England. Her research primarily focuses on financial crime and competition law, with a particular focus on fraud, corporate criminal liability, deferred prosecution agreements and money laundering. She has written several publications on these topics. Diana has worked in the Competition Directorate of the European Commission in Brussels and International law firm Taylor Wessing, also in Brussels, where she practised competition and commercial law. Diana also practiced as a solicitor in the Corporate Department at Osborne Clarke in Bristol, advising international clients on various complex multi-national transactions.