Upcoming events

    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • The Lillian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, 183 Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TJ

    As this year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Fraud Women's Network (FWN) our Annual Event will take a look back over the last ten years and see how much the fraud landscape has changed and developed.  Then we will be getting our crystal ball out and looking at what we can except in the future on what fraud and security could look like over the next ten years.  We have several esteemed speakers lined up (see below), all of whom will be chatting with Geoff White, Technology Journalist in a panel discussion.  We will also celebrate the achievements of FWN over the last 10 years and how we will develop in the future.


    18.00 – Registration and reception drinks
    18.45 – Panel Discussion and Q&A, FWN thanks and announcements
    20.15 – Canape reception Garden Court Yard
    21.30 – Bar closes
    22.00 – Guests depart

    Panel discussion, moderated by Geoff White, Technology Journalist, with speakers putting forward their perspective on the fraud landscape over the last 10 years  and some crystal ball gazing as to what the future holds:

    Alison Levitt QCPartner and Head of the Business Crime group at Mishcon de Reya.  Alison specialises in criminal, regulatory and related matters;

    Katy Worobec, Director Financial Fraud Action UK Ltd;

    Donald Toon, Director, Prosperity of the National Crime Agency (NCA). Donald leads and coordinates the UK’s enforcement response to a range of serious criminality, including: money laundering; corruption; sanctions; counterfeit currency; intellectual property crime; cyber and fraud.  After ten years as an officer in the Royal Navy, Donald moved into operational law enforcement in 2002 as the head of Customs’ criminal investigation capability.  In 2011, Donald was appointed as HMRC’s Director of Criminal Investigation, where he led the delivery of a fivefold increase in prosecutions for tax fraud. In March 2014, he was appointed as Director, Economic Crime Command in the NCA, and in November 2016, he was appointed Director Prosperity, covering both Economic and Cyber crime.  Donald holds a MBA degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Science and Management.

    Elizabeth Ross, Kroll.  Elizabeth Ross is an Associate Managing Director in Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice, based in the London office. As a senior practitioner on the Business Intelligence team, Elizabeth provides consulting advice to private equity, professional services, and corporate clients in EMEA; their commercial interests stretch across a range of sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Kroll, Elizabeth served as an Equity Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley, with a focus on Central and Eastern European banks.

    Simon Dukes, Chief Executive, Cifas.  With a background in the public sector, Simon has held senior roles in a variety of specialisms, in particular defence, security and policing.  He has also had experience of Government communications and public affairs.  Prior to joining Cifas, he was Deputy Director of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure with responsibility for cyber security.  

    If you would like to sponsor this celebratory event, we'd love to hear from you, please get in touch by emailing 

    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • The Piano Lounge, 155 Bar and Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD
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    Our next FWN Mentoring Dinner, will be held in The Piano Lounge at 155 Bar and Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD 
    on Thursday 26 April 2017.

    Another opportunity to meet with your peers, enjoy dinner and listen to and chat with our very special guests: 

    Sharon BarberDirector of IT Cyber Security & Risk at Lloyds Banking Group. Sharon joined Lloyds Bank in 1985, and spent her early career understanding the Clearings Operation before moving into IT in 1994. Sharon “learnt the trade” in IT as an IT Systems Programmer, before moving onto Senior Management roles in Production Support, Infrastructure Delivery, Service and Contract Management.  Sharon’s specialism is transformation and delivery. She led a two year programme, beginning in 2009 to integrate the HBoS and Lloyds TSB Distributed Platforms, before being appointed Group IT Security Director in December 2011, to run the day to day function and transform the IT Security position of LBG. She led a three year programme to implement standardised controls, improve technical solutions and enhance the people capability across the Group.  Sharon was appointed as Group IT Cyber Security & Risk Director in August 2015 taking on the oversight of risk and control activities within Group IT. Sharon currently leads the Group IT Cyber Security & Major Risk Programmes team which, alongside her Cyber Security responsibilities, sees her managing three major IT risk reduction programmes: Cyber, Technology Currency and IT Resilience.

    Second Speaker to be confirmed.

Past events

21 Feb 2017 The Dark Arts: the unlawful trade in art, antiquities and cultural property
06 Dec 2016 Charity Fraud
02 Nov 2016 Follow the Money
29 Sep 2016 FWN Quiz Night
14 Jul 2016 Annual FWN Summer Networking Drinks
08 Jun 2016 Data Breaches: The internal perspective and dealing with the aftermath
13 Apr 2016 FWN 10th Annual Event: Fraud and Counter Terrorism
28 Jan 2016 FWN Mentoring Dinner
12 Nov 2015 At What Cost?: Joint FWN Event with DLA Piper
20 Oct 2015 Island Getaway: demystifying offshore fraud investigations
17 Sep 2015 Airing the Dirty Laundry - Money Launderers’ Secrets Exposed
16 Jul 2015 FWN Summer Networking Drinks, Thursday 16 July 2015
02 Jul 2015 Rogue Traders
21 May 2015 Mentoring Dinner
28 Apr 2015 FWN Annual Event - Are You the Weakest Link? Fraud Scams: Victims and Vulnerability in the Modern Age
03 Feb 2015 Dial F for Fraud: Mobile Technology, Safety and Security
08 Oct 2014 From Russia With Love
30 Jul 2014 Summer Drinks Party
11 Jun 2014 Why Public Sector Fraud Matters to YOU!
07 May 2014 FWN Quiz Night in aid of The Eve Appeal
09 Apr 2014 In Our Hands and Off the Street: Changing Behaviour to Stay Safe Online
06 Mar 2014 Fraud Women's Network Annual Event: Cyber Crime "HazSpam"
27 Nov 2013 FWN Annual Mentoring Dinner
26 Nov 2013 Insider Fraud
23 Oct 2013 Mentoring Dinner
12 Sep 2013 Investigative Psychology
18 Jul 2013 FWN Networking Summer Cocktail Party
27 Mar 2013 "Fighting Fraud Together" How Government and Banks CAN Work in Harmony!
07 Mar 2013 "Mission: Impostor" Social engineering - it is an art, but how do we defeat it? | Fraud Women's Network, PO Box 60454, London E8 9DA | +44 (0)7534 494 779 | Terms of use  | Privacy Policy | Twitter
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