Upcoming events

Mike Hales and his team at MinterEllison will take us through an update us on directors’ examinations in a liquidation with a fraudulent activity context, wage theft, whistleblowing, and workers compensation and personal injury fraud. They will also touch on the latest position with the planned update of our corruption laws and explain some of the threats that the international sanctions regime imposes on businesses.

Mike has more than 25 years’ experience in dispute resolution, acting as advocate and mediator, both in the UK and Australia. He represents industry-leading clients in the energy and resources, property and construction sectors. Much of his work has been international, in courts and arbitration.

Catch up on the latest in fraud fighting from the legal perspective and network with the ACFE members and board members. Hope to see you there!

Members: $10.00, Non-Members $15.00

MinterEllison Perth77 Saint Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 5.00 pm for 5.30pm start

Past Events

2022

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Talk

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When:  TBC 2022

Where: TBC

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31

August

Meeting

Annual General Meeting of ACFE Perth Chapter Incorporated

Sponsored by McGrathNicol

When: Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Where: McGrathNicol, Level 19 Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade

Time: 5.30 pm

Price: nil 

A presentation to the members by Alan Byrne on key findings from the Report to the Nations 2022 followed the formal meeting.

Thank you to McGrathNicol for hosting this event.

26

August

Talk

Procurement Fraud Awareness

When: Friday, 26 August 2022

Where: Online event

Time: 12.00 pm

Price: nil

This ACFE hosted session saw ACFE President Alan Byrne discuss ‘Procurement Fraud Awareness’. Alan focussed on the different categories of procurement fraud schemes, introducing and exploring each and discussed a recent report by the Joint Standing Committee of the Corruption and Crime Commission on the nature of public procurement in Western Australia.

 

2021

16

November

Talk

Insights and Experiences from a Panel of Experts

When: Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Where: Online event

Time: 1.30 pm

Price: Donation

Our panel of experts for a National ACFE interactive Zoom event discussed their exploits and experiences, insights for what they see ahead, and practical considerations in performing investigations.   

12

August

Talk

The Psychology of Embezzlement: the art of intervention and control

When: Thursday, 12 August 2021

Where: Online event

Time: 5.30 pm

Price: Donation

Dr David Curnow presented a virtual presentation on “The Psychology of Embezzlement”

The model proposed by Dr Curnow is broken into four phases which define the theft from the organisation’s perspective: recruitment, from induction to the first theft, ongoing theft to detection and resolution. Each phase requires the offender and the organisation to make certain decision as the theft evolves. The session conclude with a brief example of how this model could be applied to an organization’s security program.

4

February

Networking

Post 2020 Networking

When: Thursday, 4 February 2021

Where: The Aviary, Perth CBD, 140 William Street

Time: 5.00 pm

Price: nil – buy your own drinks

Casual networking event for the ACFE Perth members and ACFE Perth Chapter friends. 

 

2020

25

November

Talk

Whistleblower Protection Legislation Update

Sponsored by MinterEllison

When: Thursday, 25 November 2020

Where: MinterEllison, 77 St Georges Terrace

Time: 6.00 pm

Price: nil 

A presentation to the members by a panel of experts from MinterEllison on the latest whistleblower protection legislation changes.

20

August

Meeting

Annual General Meeting of ACFE Perth Chapter Incorporated

Sponsored by Aspen Corporate

When: Thursday, 20 August 2020

Where: Aspen Corporate, Level 2/102 Beaufort Street

Time: 6.00 pm

Price: nil 

A presentation to the members by Eve Switka and Ben Arnold on key findings from the Report to the Nations 2020 followed the formal meeting.

Thank you to Aspen Corporate for hosting this event.

2019

12

December

Networking

ACFE Asia Pacific Fraud Conference Debrief

Sponsored by McGrathNicol

When: Thursday, 12 December 2019

Where: McGrathNicol, Level 8 Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade

Time: 5.30 pm

Price: nil

Anne Ramos, the winner of the complimentary ticket to the conference, will take us through the most interesting topics discussed in Singapore back in September.

The debrief was followed by the casual sundowner for the ACFE Perth members and ACFE Perth Chapter friends at Lalla Rookh. 

21

March

Networking

ACFE Perth Sundowner event

When: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Where: The Aviary, 140 William Street

Time: 5.00 pm

Price: nil – buy your own drinks

Casual sundowner event for the ACFE Perth members and ACFE Perth Chapter friends. 

 

2018

15

November

Talk

Informal panel discussion on how fraud impacts SMEs

Sponsored by Deloitte

When: Thursday, 15 November 2018 

Where: Deloitte, Brookfield Tower 2, Level 9, 125 St Georges Terrace

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: Complimentary, gold coin donation option at door

We had an informal panel discussion with:

  • Wayne Stone, Head of Business Integrity at HBF Limited, discussed the traits of a typical fraudster;
  • Hollie Ponton, Head of Forensic Accounting at Avior Consulting, discussed the fraud risk profile of SMEs, including real life case studies;
  • Richard Boddington, Principal at Forensics Australia, discussed the benefits of digital forensic readiness with recent SME case studies; and
  • Eve Switka, Manager at Avior Consulting, discussed how fraud interacts with director duties.

Our focus was on how fraud affects SMEs and what SMEs can do to mitigate fraud risk.

15

August

Meeting

Annual General Meeting, Election of Office Bearers and CFE Credential presentation.

Sponsored by RSM Australia

When: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 

Where: RSM Australia, Level 32, Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade Perth WA 6000

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: nil

13

June

Talk

ACFE Report to the Nations: Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse with two current ACFE Perth Board members, Hollie Ponton, Head of Forensic Accounting at Avior Consulting and Ben Arnold, Director of A&P Advisory.

Sponsored by Deloitte

When: Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Where: Deloitte, Brookfield Place, Tower 2, Level 7 123 St Georges Terrace

Time: 5.15 pm pre event drinks at Print Hall, then move to Deloitte’s office for a 6pm presentation start

Price: Donation

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has released their 2018 Report to the Nations: Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse.

2018

19

April

Talk

Data Breaches

Sponsored by Lavan

When: Thursday, 19 April 2018

Where: Lavan, Level 20, The Quadrant, 1 William Street, Perth

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: nil – complimentary nibbles and drinks provided post event

Are you at risk of data breach? What are your obligations under the recent changes to the Privacy Act for mandatory reporting of a data breach? What constitutes a data breach?

Lavan has a dedicated Cyber Risk and Data Protection team, led by Iain Freeman, which is focused on assisting clients to mitigate their cyber risk, potential exposure to a data breach, and reporting of any such breaches.

 

21

Feburary

Talk

“How did this happen?”: Using forensic, internal audit and other techniques to help Boards and Executives recover from fraud and misconduct events.

Sponsored by RSM Australia

When: Wednesday, 21 February

Where: RSM Australia, Level 32, Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade Perth WA 6000

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: nil – nibbles and drinks provided.

Presenters: Dan Hutchens, Principal RSM Australia Pty Ltd, and Rod Sherwood CEO of CVCheck

 

2017

23

November

Talk

Digital Forensics (and CCTV) Workshop

When: Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Where: Western Power, 363 Wellington Street, Perth

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: nil

Presenters: Richard Boddington and Gordon McMeikan – Digital Forensics Institute

16

November

Talk

Insurance Fraud – What is it and How is it detected?

When: Thursday, 16 November 2017

Where: RAC Building 832 Wellington Street, Perth

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: nil

Presenters: Glen Walker and Jay Properjohn (RAC)

10

October

Talk

Multiple Topics

Sponsored by Lavan

When: Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Where: Lavan, Level 20/1 William Street, Perth 

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: nil

Presenters: Warren Baillie, Company Secretary Woodside and Vice President Governance Institute of Australia, Jane Gouvernet, Associate Director, Advisory, BDO (former Regional Commissioner of ASIC) and Wayne Stone, Head of Pharmacy – Executive Manager & General Manager Benefits HBF

2017

30

August

Talk

Third Party Governance 

Sponsored by Deloitte

When: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Where: Deloitte Conference Suite, Level 9, Tower 2, Brookfield Place, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: nil

Trust is an integral element of all business relationships. Like it or not, third parties hold the key to your reputation and success. A contract is simply a promise written on a piece of paper. But its true worth lies not in legality but in the relationship of trust within which it was signed. Ben Arnold and Alistair Purt used their industry experience to guide you through the common pitfalls and success factors of embedding a governance and monitoring framework for joint ventures, contractors and suppliers.

Afterwards there was light refreshment at the Trustee Bar, Brookfield Place for fellowship and networking.

30

May

Talk

“Ethics – are they just trumped up platitudes?”

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2017

When: Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Where: Deloitte Conference Suite, Level 9, Tower 2, Brookfield Place, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: nil

Presenter: Dr Alan Byrne, FGIA, Manager Government, LotteryWest

Alan has over 30 years’ international management experience gained in the private and public sectors. Alan is also a casual lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate level concentrating on business strategy and leadership. He is the author of several published articles focusing on ethics and morality and is the author of “Understanding our life in organisations: Telling it like it is”.