Canadian content to specifically address fraud in Canada
President: Leslie A. Wittlin, LL.B., CFI Lang Michener LLP – Toronto, Ontario Les is a partner in the law firm of Lang Michener in Toronto. He has a diverse financial services and business law practice with emphasis on insolvency and bankruptcy, secured transactions, enforcement of creditor and debtor rights, corporate reorganizations and debt restructuring.
Vice President: Robert Fowlie, CA‧IFA, CFI Deloitte – Toronto, Ontario Rob is a Senior Manager in the Dispute Consulting & Forensic Services group of Deloitte in Toronto. His activities are directed towards forensic accounting and litigation support services provided to corporate, government and legal services clients. He has investigated a myriad of fraud schemes including financial reporting fraud, insider trading, management fraud, construction fraud, and secret commissions.
Treasurer: Nina V. Watson, CA‧IFA, CFI Nina Watson & Associates – Toronto, Ontario Nina has performed forensic and investigative engagements into alleged contractor, programme and procurement fraud, as well as employee impropriety. She has also lectured at Seneca College in Toronto, as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors (Toronto Chapter) on fraud-related issues.
Secretary: Jennifer Fiddian-Green, CA‧IFA, CMA, CAMS, CFI Grant Thornton, LLP – Toronto, Ontario Jennifer is an investigative forensic accountant and a certified anti-money laundering specialist with Grant Thornton LLP’s Financial Advisory Services Practice. She has investigated, reported and managed numerous large fraud investigations, has testified as an expert witness in criminal court and provided training in the areas of money laundering, proceeds of crime and related topics.
Executive Director: Alan M. Langley, CFI ACFI National Office – Willowdale, Ontario Alan has performed audits and investigations in Canada, the United States and England and over many years has held numerous positions within the audit environment, including director. Since 1987 he has been providing fraud-related services to both the private and public sectors and has lectured to accounting bodies, government, educational facilities and businesses on fraud-related issues.
Director at Large: Doug Bronson, CIA, CISA, CFI, CTSS Canada Revenue Agency – St. Catharines, Ontario Doug is an investigator with the Canada Revenue Agency. He has twenty-seven years’ experience in the Collections, Audit and Investigations Divisions, involving both civil and criminal cases. Doug also serves on the Board of Directors of the ACFI Toronto Chapter.
Director at Large: Brian Crockatt, CA‧IFA, CFI Crockatt & Associates – Toronto, Ontario Brian has been providing forensic and investigative accounting services for major firms within the industry for more than 22 years. His experience includes the investigation and presentation of numerous civil and criminal issues. He has been involved in training programs in Canada and the US for enforcement and industry groups and has lectured extensively on white-collar crime, forensic accounting, proceeds of crime, procurement fraud, computer crime, Canadian money laundering and detecting fraud in government contracts.
Director at Large: Terry Harder, CGA, CFI Canada Revenue Agency – Calgary, Alberta Terry has twenty years’ experience with Canada Revenue Agency in Calgary, Alberta and is currently Assistant Director of Investigations. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of criminal investigations and prosecutions and his advice and counsel are regularly sought by lawyers from the Department of Justice. Terry also serves as Treasurer of the ACFI Alberta Chapter.
Director at Large: Gerry Jennings, CFI Gerry Jennings & Associates – East. St. Paul, Manitoba Gerry was supervisor of an RCMP federal investigative unit for 14 years. He has investigated countless frauds over a 32-year career with the RCMP, including “Ponzi” schemes, high-yield investment scams, off-shore investment opportunities and tax avoidance schemes. Gerry has lectured on fraud-related topics to police investigator courses, government clients and interest groups for many years. Retired from the RCMP, he is now president of Gerry Jennings & Associates.
Director at Large: Pat McParland, CMA, CFI NP McParland Inc. – Vancouver, British Columbia Pat is President of NP McParland Inc., Forensic Accounting. Since 1988 he has participated in numerous fraud prevention, detection and investigation assignments, as well as other commercial litigation matters. He has assisted the police in criminal investigations and has provided expert witness testimony in both civil and criminal proceedings in British Columbia and Alberta.
Director at Large: Allen Tait, CA, CFI Ministry of Transportation – St. Catharines, Ontario Allen is currently Audit Manager, Investigations for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. Allen joined the MTO in 1998 following an 18-year public accounting career, the last five years of which he was a sole practitioner specializing in forensic investigations. In addition to investigative services, Allen’s MTO fraud unit also provides forensic audit, fraud risk assessment and fraud awareness training services.
Director at Large: Howard M. Wasserman, CA, CIRP, CFI Wasserman Forensic Investigative Services Inc. – Toronto, Ontario Howard is a Trustee in Bankruptcy with Wasserman Forensic Investigative Services Inc. Since 1982 his practice has focused on both restructuring and forensic areas and in the uncovering of assets within the civil and criminal litigation fields. Howard’s clients include lawyers, accountants, financial institutions and government. He has been a presenter for the Law Society of Upper Canada and has acted as an examiner on behalf of Industry Canada for the issuance of Trustee licences. He also serves as President of the ACFI Toronto Chapter.
Past President: Robert Forsyth, FCGA, CFI Porter Hetu – St. Catharines, Ontario Bob has been in public practice for 25 years. He is Chair of Porter Hetu International, one of the “Top 20” in Canadian accounting. Lately, he has been involved full-time in larger projects investigating fraud and providing court support for the findings. He has been qualified as an expert witness and has provided evidence related to such issues as misappropriation of funds and valuations of shares and businesses.