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World's Largest Anti-Fraud Organization Announces Kevin Hart, CFE, as Incoming President and Glen Winn, CFE as Vice President of the ACFE Ireland Chapter.  

 

Dublin, Ireland— The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) announces the appointment of the Ireland Chapter President & Vice President as well as new members of its Board for 2021.

 

The ACFE Ireland Chapter announced today that Kevin Hart, CFE has been named the incoming President. Hart replaces the current President and long-serving member William Doyle, CFE, who helped form the chapter and who has been instrumental in the chapter development.

 

Kevin Hart has been with the ACFE for 9 years and most recently served the Chapter in the Member Development role. Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has completed the Irish Expert Witness Training.

 

Kevin Hart leads the Irish business of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps and brings over 20 years of experience in investigating fraud, corruption and money laundering matters. He is also skilled in forensic accounting and litigation support. Kevin advises clients on Cyber risk and is part of the EMEA Cyber team assisting businesses with eDiscovery, preventing and reacting to Cyber security matters.

He has deep experience in fraud risk management and has run large scale fraud perception surveys, and anti-fraud and anti-corruption trainings in several international jurisdictions.

 

“I am thrilled with the appointment! My goal is to ensure that our professional association is regarded as the leading anti-fraud body in Ireland – the members are dedicated to making a positive contribution to reducing fraud, corruption and irregularities. To do this, we are focused on education and training about fraud, raising awareness of how fraud erodes value, how poor and toxic corporate cultures create the ‘perfect storm’ of pressure, opportunity and rationalisation – propelling (often) good people to act irrationally, sometimes with good intentions, but end up acting in a fraudulent manner.”

 

Glen Winn joins the Board as Vice President. Glen, Head of Fraud & Revenue Assurance at Virgin Media Ireland is a strategic, creative influential leader who has built a highly successful specialist Fraud & Revenue Assurance Shared Services Centre in Limerick. Glen leads a high performing team of more than 40 Fraud and Revenue specialists who support Virgin Media in the UK and Ireland, to succeed targets in revenue and at the same time significantly reduce risk.

 

Glen is a rounded professional who has made notable contributions to anti-piracy, revenue assurance, fraud risk management and business process improvement. He has led a number of high-profile fraud investigations in the UK and Ireland. Glen joined the ACFE in 2008.

 

“I am delighted to be appointed Vice President of the Irish Chapter and look forward to the challenge.  I will be supporting Kevin and the Board in raising the profile of the association in Ireland. This includes developing meaningful collaborative relationships with external organisations, promoting the ACFE’s anti-fraud resources to the business community and attracting and nurturing the next generation of anti-fraud professionals.”

 

Also joining the Board are, Alberto De Araujo, Werner Grimbeek, Brigitte Tyack and Juan Venegas.

 

 

Alberto Araujo, Fraud Analyst at Allianz Partners International Health is an experienced fraud analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Alberto specializes in health care insurance fraud, his main skills are fraud prevention, fraud detection, investigations, analytics, project management and financial risk. Alberto educational background is in the Data Analytics and Insurance field, he became an ACFE in March 2020. 

 

Werner Grimbeek, Group Internal Audit at Kenmare Resources PLC is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with 10+ years internal auditing experience. Werner is able to perform risk-based audits from planning to reporting phase, interacting with key stakeholders at each phase of the audit. He excels at managing various teams and projects simultaneously and allocating resources as necessary to achieve targeted due dates. Werner is a strong communicator and enjoys building and maintaining key relationships. He has experience in the fields of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and investigations, he joined the ACFE in 2017.

 

Brigitte Tyack is an experienced and passionate operations and marketing professional who delivers successful campaigns with measurable results. Brigitte is experienced in project management, brand management, brand repositioning, internal and external communications, and digital marketing. Her work has focused on the development, growth and successful maintenance of various companies across all spectrums. Brigitte joined the ACFE Ireland Chapter in 2019 as Chapter Manager and has now been elected as Board Secretary.

 

Juan Venegas, Juan Venegas, CIPFA (Affil) ACPA FAIA CACM ICFS FCFIP, specialised in Fraud prevention and detection, forensic auditing and accounting and Fraud Investigations. Juan also spent years training in fraud prevention, detection and investigation and forensic audit, finance and accounting for strategy implementation, management accounts, planning and forecasting and IFRS. Juan has been a loyal member of the ACFE since 2008.

 

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. In the short time since its inception in 2015, the Irish Chapter can be proud of its many accomplishments. Since formed, ACFE membership in Ireland has quadrupled and the chapter has been instrumental in helping increase Fraud Awareness and Prevention initiatives in Ireland.

 

The slate of board members for 2021 is listed below.

• Kevin Hart, CFE - President

• Glen Winn, CFE - Vice President

• Richard Durkin - Treasurer

• Raymundo Filipe Olivera, CFE - Learning & Development

• Brigitte Tyack - Secretary

• Alberto De Araujo, CFE

• William Doyle, CFE

• Werner Grimbeek

• Sinead O'Neill

• Roslyn Lee Symmons

• Juan Venegas, CFE

For more information contact ACFE Ireland Chapter Manager Brigitte Tyack on 087 402 79 51 or email brigitte@acfe.ie 

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