Canadian content to specifically address fraud in Canada
President Ken Froese, CA.IFA, CFI LECG Canada, Toronto, Ontario Ken is a Director of LECG, an expert services company, practising in their Toronto office in Investigative and Forensic Accounting services. He has been involved with numerous fraud related cases, has provided expert testimony in both criminal and civil courts and has been a noted speaker for professional and commercial entities.
Vice President 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.
Secretary Colleen Galenzoski, CFI Grant Thornton LLP, Calgary, Alberta Colleen is a senior corporate security advisor in the Fraud Investigations/Litigation Support Group of Grant Thornton. She is a former police officer and currently acts as the international security advisor for several major oil and gas companies. She is also affiliated with the Alberta Chiefs of Police, Canadian Council of the Americas and the National Energy Board.
Directors at Large:Bob Anderson, CFI RJA Consulting & Investigation, Winnipeg, Manitoba Bob is a retired member of the RCMP and a former senior manager with KPMG Forensic. Bob has 22 years of experience in the successful supervision and investigation of major economic crimes including fraud, theft, breach of trust, secret commissions, corruption and conspiracy. He currently provides economic crime investigative consulting services and fraud awareness training to clients through his consulting firm, RJA Consulting & Investigations. Bob also serves as President of the ACFI Winnipeg Chapter. David Debenham, M.B.A., LL.M., CMA, CFI Lang Michener LLP, Ottawa, Ontario David is a commercial litigator with Lang Michener LLP. He has written two books: “The Law of Fraud and the Forensic Investigator” and “Executive Liability and the Law”. He has recently earned his Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto. Paula Delano, CFI Ontario Internal Audit, St. Catharines, Ontario Paula is a Certified Forensic Investigator with Ontario Internal Audit. Paula is part of the Forensic Investigation Team located in St. Catharines and conducts forensic investigations and special reviews to all ministries/agencies within the Ontario Public Service. Terry Harder, CGA, CFI Canada Revenue Agency, Calgary, Alberta Terry has over 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 a director of the ACFI Alberta Chapter. 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. Nancy Patterson-Mannetje, CRM, CTM, CFI Genworth Financial Canada, Oakville, Ontario Nancy is a fraud specialist with Genworth Financial Canada (mortgage insurer) in the Oakville office, responsible for prevention, investigation and recovery of losses due to mortgage fraud across Canada. Delivering fraud awareness training to lenders, mortgage brokers and professionals, Nancy enjoys working with CIMBL and other avenues to promote a fraud adverse lending environment. She also serves as President of the ACFI Toronto Chapter. Howard Wasserman, CA, CIRP, CFI Wasserman Forensic Investigative Services Inc., Thornhill, 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.
Past President Leslie 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.
Executive Director Alan 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.