Upcoming events

Whistleblower Investigations – Through the Lens of the Investigator 

Our speaker for this presentation is Craig Mellitchey, currently the Executive Manager SpeakUP Investigations at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Craig joined CBA in 2018 after spending his first five years in Australia (having arrived from South Africa in 2013), previously being a member of forensic teams at professional services firms.

Craig will be drawing on his experience investigating and managing investigations involving whistleblowers and informants for over three decades. Craig’s presentation is designed to be interactive with the audience and he looks forward to hearing other’s experiences in this space.

Join us to catch up on this noteworthy topic and network with ACFE members. Non members / Friends of the chapter are welcome.

 

$10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

Office of the Auditor General, 469 Wellington Street, Perth,WA 6000

Wednesday 12 June 2024, from 5pm for a 5.15pm start

Past Events

2024

TBC

TBC

Meeting

Annual General Meeting of ACFE Perth Chapter Incorporated

Hosted by TBC

When:  TBC 2024

Where: TBC

Time: From 5pm for a 5.15pm start

Price: nil

A presentation to the members by Liam Prince on key findings from the Report to the Nations 2024 followed the formal meeting.

 

12

June

Talk

Whistleblower Investigations – Through the Lens of the Investigator

Hosted by the Office of the Auditor General

When:  Thursday 12 June 2024

Where: Office of the Auditor General, 469 Wellington Street, Perth,WA 6000

Time: From 5pm for a 5.15pm start

Price: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

Our speaker for this presentation is Craig Mellitchey, currently the Executive Manager SpeakUP Investigations at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Craig joined CBA in 2018 after spending his first five years in Australia (having arrived from South Africa in 2013), previously being a member of forensic teams at professional services firms.

Craig will be drawing on his experience investigating and managing investigations involving whistleblowers and informants for over three decades. Craig’s presentation is designed to be interactive with the audience and he looks forward to hearing other’s experiences in this space.

Join us to catch up on this noteworthy topic and network with ACFE members. Non members / Friends of the chapter are welcome

15

February 

Networking

ACFE Perth Sundowner

Social event

When: Thursday 15 February 2024

Where: The Aviary, Level 1, 140 William Street, Perth, WA 6000

Time: From 5pm 

Price: nil – buy your own drinks

Come along to this informal event to network and catch up with your fellow members and friends of the chapter.

This is a free event but the refreshments are at your own cost (buy your own drink). You are welcome to bring colleagues / friends who are interested in talking to our fraud prevention and detection community.

We look forward to seeing you there.

2023

16

November

Talk

Fine tuning and fraud and corruption control: How subtle adjustments in a rapidly evolving environment can optimise performance

Hosted by KPMG

When:  Thursday 16 November 2023

Where: KPMG, 235 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000

Time: From 5pm for a 5.15pm start

Price: Free for members, $30.00 for non-members

In an environment of deteriorating economic conditions, with technology fueling an evolving face of emerging threats, fraud and corruption risk continues to intensify.  Organisations need to implement systems that are adaptable and relevant in this changing environment, including the adoption of new technologies to drive more innovative solutions, but they also need to consider how they can recalibrate the implementation of key controls so that they account for changes in their operating environment.

During this session, the panel of SMEs, from across Government, the Corporate sector and Consulting, will highlight circumstances where elements of change have contributed to fraud and corruption events disrupting operations, and offer insights that will help organisations embrace change to mature their frameworks in order to continue to effectively combat fraud and corruption risk in a rapidly evolving environment.

Stay posted for the presenter announcements. This event takes place during International Fraud Awareness Week!

 

14

September

Talk

Greenwashing and the fraud triangle

Hosted by Ernst & Young

When:  Thursday 14 September 2023

Where: Ernst & Young, 11 Mounts Bay Road Perth, WA 6000

Time: From 5pm for a 5.30pm start

Price: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

The EY Perth Forensic and Integrity Services team will take us through how the pressure, opportunity and rationalisation found in the classic fraud triangle could allow greenwashing to spread unchecked.

The team will talk to ethics and sustainability statistics from the EY Global Integrity Report and explore how better governance measures can help avoid the pitfalls of greenwashing.

Join us to catch up on this noteworthy topic and network with ACFE members. Non members / Friends of the chapter are welcome.

15

May

Talk

Digital assets, ransomware and cryptocurrency in the fraud landscape

Hosted by McGrathNicol

When: Monday, 15 May 2023

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

Time: From 5pm for a 5.30 pm start

Price: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

Join us for a presentation hosted by ACFE Perth Chapter sponsor McGrathNicol, which will take us through how digital assets, ransomware and cryptocurrency are impacting the fraud landscape in an increasingly technology driven world.

Our speaker, McGrathNicol’s Andrew Gill, is a highly regarded financial crime professional with a range of commercial, regulatory and enforcement experience spanning more than 25 years. He is a former detective and lead of the Corporate Corruption Team for NSW Police Force and has significant investigations experience in the insurance, banking and superannuation industries . Andrew specialises in corporate corruption, money laundering and terrorism financing.

Thank you to McGrathNicol for hosting this event.

2023

8

February

Networking

ACFE Perth Sundowner

Social event

When: Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Where: The Globe, 495/497 Wellington Street, Perth WA 6000

Time: 5.00 pm

Price: nil – buy your own drinks

Come along to this informal event to network and catch up with your fellow members and friends of the chapter.

This is a free event but the refreshments are at your own cost (buy your own drink). You are welcome to bring colleagues / friends who are interested in talking to our fraud prevention and detection community.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

2022

17

November

Talk

ACFE Perth – MinterEllison Event

Hosted by MinterEllison

When:  Thursday, 17 November 2022

Where: MinterEllison, 77 St Georges Terrace

Time: 5.30pm

Price: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

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.

Catch up on the latest in fraud fighting from the legal perspective and network with the ACFE members and board members.

 

31

August

Meeting

Annual General Meeting of ACFE Perth Chapter Incorporated

Hosted 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

Online event

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

Online event

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

Online event

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

Social event

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

Hosted 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

Hosted 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

Hosted 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

Social 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 Chapter members  friends.

 

2018

15

November

Talk

Informal panel discussion on how fraud impacts SMEs

Hosted 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.

Hosted 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.

Hosted 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

Hosted 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.

Hosted by RSM Australia

When: Wednesday, 21 February 2021

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

Hosted by Western Power

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?

Hosted by RAC

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

Hosted 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 

Hosted 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?”

Hosted by Deloitte

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”.