Welcome ACFE Brisbane Chapter members and associates

With the AGM being held last month a new committee was elected by the chapter. Several of the old committee were involved for many years and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank them for their work and time over those years.

The newly elected committee for the Chapter also wanted to thank the Chapter members and associates for their patience this year during what has been a difficult time for many.

Below you can find an update on what we have been up to in the last few months and some exciting developments we are working on.

Results of the AGM
The AGM was held last month and thankyou to everyone that who attended, the committee for this year is as follows:

  • President – Bruce O’Shea
  • Vice president – Chris Howard
  • Treasurer – Chris Savage
  • Secretary – Brendan Read
  • Committee member – Mok Singh
  • Training officer – Milind Tiwari

The committee looks forward to working closely with our members over the next year to promote fraud prevention, awareness and investigation techniques.

Upcoming event
The Brisbane Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is holding its next meeting on Wednesday 28 October 2020. Our guest presenter will be Robert Cockerell (Partner from KordaMentha) talking about Detecting Deception in a Corporate Environment. Rob has presented at both the Asia Pacific and International ACFE Conferences on this topic and we look forward to hearing from Rob.

This is a free event offered by the Chapter and only an online registration is required to attend.

The following link contains further information on the event: https://tinyurl.com/y4y455j2

The committee is currently planning events for next year and we look forward to announcing some of these events at our next meeting.

Virtual meetings, new website and LinkedIn
Over the last few weeks, the Chapter has been working on increasing ways to interact with our members.

With the impact of Covid-19 our ability to meet face to face has been impacted however our Chapter is overcoming this by investing in technology to facilitate virtual meetings going forward. This will allow us to not only hold events during Covid-19 but going forward it will allow our regional members to access to events that they otherwise they would not be able to attend in person.

The Chapter has also updated the website and created a new LinkedIn page to increase ways we are able to communicate with members. Links to the new website and LinkedIn are below.

Website  https://brisbaneacfe.org/

LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13904610/

We invite each of you to join the LinkedIn group to stay up to date on events and announcements going forward.

Thank you to Brendan Read (Secretary) for investing a significant amount of his personal time to develop these systems for us to use.

Member list and details
One of the next initiatives that the Chapter will be undertaking is updating our member list. We hope that this will allow us to better connect with our members and increase our members profiles on our website with a new members section currently under development.

Once again, the committee thanks everyone for there support over the years and we look forward to holding some interesting sessions going forward with our new platforms.

If you would like to contact the Brisbane Chapter Committee please email us at secretary@brisbaneacfe.org.

Kind regards

The ACFE Brisbane Chapter Committee