James is a partner and leads the Forensic Department at Grant Thornton UAE. He is a highly experienced forensic, anti-fraud and anti-financial crime professional with 20 years' experience in professional practice in the UK and Middle East. Based in Dubai, he joined Grant Thornton after 18 years with a Big 4 firm both in the UK and the Middle East, latterly as ME regional head of financial crime.
James has led numerous complex assignments covering financial crime, fraud risk assessment, fraud investigation, dispute resolutions, corporate intelligence and digital forensics (including e-Discovery and data analytics). His experience covers most industry sectors, particularly including financial services, government, construction, energy/oil and gas, healthcare, telecoms, family businesses, retail and consumer.
James also regularly presents at industry events and seminars on a range of topics.
- Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland – Qualified 2003
- Associate Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)
- Associate Member of Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
- BA (Hons) Business Economics, University of Exeter – 2000