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Senior Consultant Dr Marshall Potts

Senior Consultant Dr Marshall Potts

With an extensive career in education and organisational improvement extending over 30 years, Marshall sits in a privileged role as Chairman of Jasper Global Corporation, which comprises … Continue Reading

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With an extensive career in education and organisational improvement extending over 30 years, Marshall sits in a privileged role as Chairman of Jasper Global Corporation, which comprises of a Number of companies in the United Kingdom, Middle East and East Asia.

Phd – MSc – B.A.Hons M Inst LM – MCIPD – MIBC – MIMC

With a Phd in Organisational Psychology and extensive experience in Occupational Psychology, a Masters in International Human Resources and a B.A in Business Administration, Marshall is a dedicated leader development specialist with extensive experience of Human Capital and Knowledge Management, Leadership, Organisational and Personal Development and with over thirty years experience in the Commercial, Public and Higher Educational Sectors.

He is a member of the British Psychological Society, the American Psychological Society and sits on the British Psychological Society Psychological Testing Centre (PTC).

He is also a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Institute for Business Consultants and the Institute for Management Consultancy he is a sought after expert.

He speaks two languages and writes 5 three are computer languages. He is responsible for and is the chief architect of the company’s cyber security systems and is a challenge to many cyber professionals as his knowledge as a corporate executive is extensive.

He is also a dedicated management and business development specialist with extensive experience of Human Capital and Knowledge Management including Organisational and Personal Development and has over thirty years experience in the Commercial, Public and Vocational / Higher Educational Sectors.

 

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Senior Consultant Dr Christiaan Roos

Senior Consultant Dr Christiaan Roos

Christiaan is an experienced Cyber Security, IT Audit and Data Analytics Specialist. He has more than 20 years experience in the banking and telecommunications industry. He has … Continue Reading

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Christiaan is an experienced Cyber Security, IT Audit and Data Analytics Specialist. He has more than 20 years experience in the banking and telecommunications industry. He has managed audit teams of various team sizes ranging from three to fifteen.

PhD (Auditing) CEH CISA | MCom (Computer Auditing) Cum Laude | BSc. Hons (Information Systems) | BCom (Accounting)

He has managed audit teams of various team sizes ranging from three to fifteen resources and recently headed up the cyber security audit team at one of the top 5 banks in South Africa. He has extensive experience in the fields of internal auditing, IT auditing, continuous auditing, cyber security, ethical hacking, vulnerability management, threat intelligence, corporate information security functions, data analytics, IT governance, data architecture and cloud governance. Through almost daily interaction with Barclays Internal Audit, he has gained extensive exposure to international working practices in IT auditing, world-class cyber security operations and data analytics. He has managed and been involved in various technical IT reviews. He is respected as a Cyber and information security specialist, in many African countries, as well as in the UK.

Christiaan has presented at several seminars and conferences on topics such as IT governance, ethical hacking, cyber security, and continuous auditing. He has lectured on IT auditing, continuous auditing, ethical hacking and cyber security.

Christiaan has a real passion for cyber security. Christiaan has done extensive research into the responses to the hacking threat in the South African banking sector as part of his doctoral studies. The research covered a broad spectrum of disciplines, including corporate governance, IT governance, risk management and information security. He has extensive knowledge on ethical hacking practices and managing cybercrime threats. He has a particular strength of putting theory into practice, often involved in ground breaking initiatives.

 

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Senior Consultant Margaret Stewart

Senior Consultant Margaret Stewart

Margaret studied accountancy at Glasgow University and then joined Ernst and Whinney now Ernst and Young. She has worked with several accountancy firms where she specialised in … Continue Reading

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Margaret studied accountancy at Glasgow University and then joined Ernst and Whinney now Ernst and Young. She has worked with several accountancy firms where she specialised in External Audit.

MSc Ba.hons Dip.BA

Through global auditing Margaret gained a huge amount of insight into a variety of different business models with great experience dealing with a variety of clients providing accounting and taxation expertise and becoming directly involved with their business.

She has provided expert training in London and Glasgow for people starting their own business.

Margaret has worked with the business school at Strathclyde University and was a lecturer in accounting and finance for several years. Margaret lectured extensively overseas mainly in the Middle East and Far East on MBA and MSc programmes. She enjoyed MBA teaching in accounting and finance.

She works with two of the Professional Accounting Bodies, which included the World Bank and other consultancy work writing exam papers and marking.

She is an examiner for several accounting bodies.

Margaret enjoys risk management and corporate governance as well as traditional accounting subjects.

She has enjoyed various consultancy assignments mainly overseas in Azerbaijan and the Middle East.

Margaret has also worked on accounting for non-financial managers, risk and control strategies, financial risk management, the role of the audit committee, the role of the risk committee, success as a non-executive director, IAS and IFRS, financial analysis, budgeting, fraud prevention, internal control, corporate governance, and auditing.

Margaret has authored three accountancy books.

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Senior Consultant Juan Carlos Venegas

Senior Consultant Juan Carlos Venegas

Juan Carlos is a highly experienced accountant, certified forensic investigation professional, counter- fraud specialist, and trainer. He has specialises in a number of critical areas including cyber … Continue Reading

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Juan Carlos is a highly experienced accountant, certified forensic investigation professional, counter- fraud specialist, and trainer. He has specialises in a number of critical areas including cyber crime prevention and detection.

CIPFA (Afill) AAIA ACPA CFC ICFS FCFIP

He specialises in financial management, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting and financial planning, in the UK specialised in fraud prevention, detection and investigations, and forensic accounting. He advises clients on taxation, financial management, budgeting and strategy implementation, fraud prevention and detection and internal control. His clients are companies from different sector: construction, retail, multimedia, manufacturing, etc. He is also a consultant for the Global Bankers Institute.

He is a Finance Trainer for different international organisations and their clients, including Oil & Gas companies and banks, and he has delivered training in the UK and abroad. Some of the areas of training are: Basel III, Financial Risk Management, Forensic Auditing, Fraud Prevention and Detection, Internal Auditing and Internal Controls, Money Laundering, Budgeting and Costing, Financial Management, IFRS, Procurement, Project Finance, Project Management, Banking, Risk Management, Cash Management and Treasury, Data Analysis, Financial Modelling.

He has trained the Financial Audit Department of Dubai and the State Audit Institution of Oman in Forensic Audit in 2014.

In 2013 he became the UK representative of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) and an accredited tuition centre in the UK and Europe. He is also an executive director and the treasurer of the Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists (ICFS) in the UK.

He is the course author of ‘How to become an Expert Witness’, ‘Anti-Money Laundering’ and ‘Fraud and Corruption’, a book on ‘VAT for Small Businesses’ and a Level 4 Diploma in Personal and Business Tax. He is the accounting tutor for Oxford College and the author of courses in Accounting, Economics and Mathematics.

He was a guest speaker at the 11th International Congress on Internal Control, Internal Audit, Fraud and Anti-Corruption Issues in Krakow (Poland) on 27-28 September, 2012. His topic was ‘Understanding and Preventing Corruption: Risk, Prevention and Reporting’.

In April 2014 he was also an international guess speaker at the Global Conference of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) in Nairobi (Kenya). His topics were: ‘Professional Interviewing Techniques’, ‘Understanding Fraud and Corruption: What the numbers don’t tell you’ and ‘Data Analytics’.

He was also a speaker at the Annual Preventing Fraud and Corruption conference on ‘Combating Fraud and Corruption in the Construction Industry’ organised by HAYA Water in Muscat (Oman) on 3-4 December 2014.

International Experience: London (UK), Dubai (UAE), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Kuwait (Kuwait), Manama (Bahrain), Riyadh and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Muscat (Oman), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, Manila (Philippines) Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan), Istanbul (Turkey), Johannesburg (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Lima (Peru), Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), Accra (Ghana), Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Maputo (Mozambique), Dakar (Senegal), Mauritius, Labuan (Malaysia), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Cairo (Egypt), Doha (Qatar), Lusaka (Zambia), Jakarta (Indonesia).

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Senior Consultant Manjit Biant

Senior Consultant Manjit Biant

Manjit is one of our Investment, Securities and Finance specialists he graduated at the prestigious Aston Business School, the largest business school in Europe. MSc Financial Management … Continue Reading

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Manjit is one of our Investment, Securities and Finance specialists he graduated at the prestigious Aston Business School, the largest business school in Europe.

MSc Financial Management CIMA, CGMA

Manjits degree in Business Administration included a placement year with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, one of the top five Accountancy firms at that time.

He proceeded to continue his career with the newly merged firm Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte. His experience included auditing some of the top firms including National Grid, Barratt Homes and United Biscuits along with a number of local government institutions. He also spent some time in the insolvency and administrator department.

After 2 years with this firm he moved on to complete his CIMA accountancy qualification working for a number of firms including GRT Transport (now First Bus Transport), Boots PLC and Central & Carlton Television.

He spent 4 years in Edinburgh working for Lloyds TSB as a Business Implementation Manager and then went on to work for AMP UK Financial Services, the largest Insurance Company in Australia, as an internal management consultant.

Manjit has had extensive training in the Thompsett Project Management program, and Quality Management Techniques. He delivers courses on all aspects of Accounting, Finance & Business including Finance for Non Finance Managers, IFRS, IPSAS, Analysing Financial Statements, Risk Analysis & Management Corporate Governance.

 

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Senior Consultant Malcolm Sullivan

Senior Consultant Malcolm Sullivan

Malcolm has had a career in the financial services industry and financial training for over 40 years including Corporate Banking, Real Estate Finance and Financial Training. MSc … Continue Reading

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Malcolm has had a career in the financial services industry and financial training for over 40 years including Corporate Banking, Real Estate Finance and Financial Training.

MSc in Real Estate Investment & Finance

Corporate Banking

Malcolm started his career with National Westminster Bank (now part of RBS) before moving to Mellon Bank NA, a major regional US bank (now part of Bank of New York Mellon). At Mellon Bank, Malcolm held several credit analysis and account management positions in London, focusing on large UK corporates and UK subsidiaries of US corporations. He also had two extended work assignments in the USA, on the second occasion as an account officer responsible for a group of US subsidiaries of non-US multinationals.

Real Estate Finance

After 11 years at Mellon Bank, Malcolm joined Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) in London where he was actively involved in the development and ongoing management of the bank’s UK Commercial Real Estate lending activities. His Real Estate related skills were further developed at Debenham Tewson Financial, a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading Real Estate advisory firms.

Financial Training

Since 1992 Malcolm has been primarily focussed on training in the areas of Corporate Credit Analysis, Financial Restructuring, Project and Structured Debt Finance, such as Real Estate Finance and Asset Securitisation. He has designed and delivered public and in house courses in more than 50 countries. In these areas he has worked with a wide range of corporate and investment banking firms; Development Finance Institutions; public sector organisations; Export Credit Agencies; and a number of major corporations. Participants on courses run by Malcolm range from recent graduates to experienced line managers.

Malcolm is the co-author of “Financial Products: A Survival Guide” published by Euromoney Publications in 1996 and he has a MSc in Real Estate Investment & Finance from the University of Reading.

 

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