Andy has been an Officer of HM Revenue & Customs for over 30 years. Initially leading investigations into serious organised crime groups engaged in criminality including drugs, firearms, and money laundering. Then focusing on sophisticated international frauds.
Since 2000 he has specialised in Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime investigation in a number of roles. He helped establish UK Police cybercrime and digital forensics investigation capability, and developed various standards and guidance including portions of the Interpol IT Crime manual. He was the UK representative to Interpol, Europol, G8 and the Council of Europe for Cybercrime matters, and has worked as an OECD representative to many developing countries, helping build international cybercrime capability. His current role is as Head of Monitoring for HMRC. Where he designed, built and operates cutting edge fraud prevention and detection capabilities which help identify billions of pounds of attempted fraud each year.
Alongside his work for HMRC, Andy is an independent technical assessor of Digital Forensics laboratories against ISO 17025 and 27001, working on behalf of the UK Accreditation Service and the UK forensics regulator. He is also an experienced professional expert witness in respect of Digital Forensics and Cybercrime. He has conducted work for prosecution and defence teams, giving evidence in over 1500 civil and criminal cases with a total value in excess of £4bn.