Previous Events

Here are a list of the previous Brisbane Chapter Meeting events:

ACFE Chapter Meeting 23 August 2017 – Workplace investigations & obtaining freezing orders

The next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday the 23rd of August 2017 at the offices of BDO at level 10, 12 Creek St Brisbane at 5:30PM.

The speaker will be Jonathon Hadley to speak on undertaking workplace investigations & obtaining freezing orders from a legal perspective.

The presentation will cover fraud in the workplace in the accounts payable function of a business with a particular focus on ghost suppliers and invoice skimming. A real life hypothetical case study will be examined to demonstrate how an effective workplace investigation should be undertaken to ensure legal risk to an employer is minimised.

Jonathon is a partner in the corporate advisory group Gadens and has 13 years’ experience in employment, industrial relations and workplace health and safety. I take this opportunity to thank BDO for hosting this event and Jonathon for making his time available.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Please register through Eventbrite to assist with the event organisation.


AGM Results

Thank you to all the people that attended the last meeting of the Brisbane ACFE and AGM hosted by McCullough Robertson Lawyers. A special thanks to Guy Humble who presented to the chapter members on class actions in Queensland including comparisons with the other States.  We wish to thank Guy and the McCullough Robertson Team for their support in providing topics for discussion as well as the venue.

Thank you to all the committee and members who continue to support the Chapter in making it a success. I am happy to announce the following Committee for the next financial year.


Training Officer

Dr Adrian GEPP

Carla Jaggar

Rajat SHAH

Committee Members

Dr Sally ERNST

Russell MILLS, CFE


Brendan READ

Thank you for continuing to contribute to the success of the Chapter and we look forward to bringing you another year of interesting presentations and training sessions. If you have any ideas or thoughts on events then please do not hesitate to contact us.



(Brisbane ACFE Chapter President)

Chapter Meeting and AGM – 7 June

The latest meeting of the Brisbane chapter of the ACFE was held at the offices of McGrathNicol on the 5th of April where we had an expert panel discussing many of the different aspects of financial fraud. We had approximately 30 persons attending which contributed to a great discussion and networking opportunities which continued well after the formal meeting concluded.

The next meeting will be hosted by McCullough Robertson Lawyers at their offices at level 11 Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle St Brisbane at 5:30PM on June 7. The presentation will be provided by Mr Guy Humble who is a partner of McCullough Robertson whose topic is “Queensland’s new class action regime- what does it mean for you?” We take this opportunity to thank both McGrathNicol and McCullough Robertson Lawyers for their support of the Brisbane Chapter of the ACFE.

The next meeting will incorporate the Annual General Meeting of the chapter at approximately 6:30PM. This is traditionally a short event and all are welcome to attend. Should any person wish to stand as a member of the committee, please let me know and I will forward the necessary documents for your nomination.

Dr Sally Ernst has indicated she wishes to step down from the role of secretary and take a place as a general committee member. I take this opportunity to thank Sally for her hard work in keeping the chapter afloat. Anyone keen to become secretary?

The 28th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference is being held in Nashville between 18- 23 July. Further details can be located at the conference web site at Several chapter members have attended the global conference in the past and highly recommend attendance. For those unable to attend this event, the Asia Pacific conference will be held in Hong Kong between the 17th and 19th of September.

Next Meeting: Wednesday June 7 2017 at 5:30PM

Where: McCullough Robertson at level 11, Central Plaza Two, 66 Eagle St Brisbane

Time: 5:30PM

Graeme Edwards

 ACFE Brisbane Chapter Meeting 5 April, 2017 at 5.30pm

Cyber Resilience and Security: Australia’s current state and future trends – A panel discussion – Read more.

Informal drinks – Friday 24 March Come join your local chapter members for an informal drink or two – Read more.

Presidents Update: ACFE Brisbane Chapter 2017

As we welcome in the New Year, we are pleased to announce the first meeting of the Brisbane chapter of the ACFE will be held at the offices of BDO, on Wednesday the 8th of February 2017 at 5:30pm. We wish to acknowledge the support of BDO in hosting this event as without our sponsors support, such meetings will not take place.

Tickets are now available at $20 for members, and $25 for non-members. Please do register and we will very much look forward to seeing you there.

We have several persons preparing to undertake the CFE certification course and anyone who wishes to take part in the Brisbane chapter study group, please let me know and we will advise you of the first group meeting. The Melbourne chapter is hosting a series of 4 day training events in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra for those who wish to attend a formal course, and the dates and further details can be located at the RSM Global web site at

We look forward to seeing you at the first meeting of the year on the 8th of February at 5:30PM at BDO Level 10, 12 Creek St, Brisbane.

Best regards,

Dr Graeme Edwards, CFE
President, ACFE Brisbane Chapter


5.30pm Wednesday, 8 February 2017

With special thanks to our sponsor BDO

ACFE Brisbane Updates

2016 ACFE Exam Review Courses in Australia RSM has signed an agreement with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to be the inaugural and exclusive ACFE Authorised Trainer for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Exam Review Course (see link below) for Australia. RSM’s Fraud & Forensic Services team members Roger Darvall-Stevens and Adeline Shelley will be the facilitators of this four-day course throughout 2016 in Australia. Further information and brochures: ACFE 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse The ACFE is proud to announce the publication of the 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. This year’s report is our most comprehensive global study to date, with data compiled from 2,410 cases of occupational fraud investigated by CFEs in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The frauds in this study accounted for more than $6.3 billion in total losses.

 2016 ACFE Brisbane Chapter Meeting 5.30pm Wednesday, 31st August 2016


With special thanks to our sponsor Kordamentha

Our members enjoyed the largest turnout to date at our Brisbane ACFE Chapter Meeting 5.30pm Wednesday 31st, August 2016, where for our Professional Development Kordamentha’s David Lehmann, CFE and Brendan Read presented on Fraud – the first 48hours. A great evening was had by all.

2016 ACFE Brisbane Chapter Annual General Meeting 5.30pm Wednesday, 29th June 2016

With special thanks to our sponsors DLA Piper and Offermans

Our Annual General Meeting  and Chapter Meeting was held 5.30pm Wednesday 29th, June 2016, where for our Professional Development David Morgan, Principal and Head of PKF Forensic and Risk Services, and one of our founding ACFE Brisbane Chapter members, presented on how organisations can better manage fraud and subsequently reduce their financial exposure. The Chapter’s progress over the past year and future direction were presented, the incoming board was elected and a good evening was had by all.

ACFE Brisbane Chapter Meeting – 3rd March, 2016
A very enjoyable and interesting Chapter Meeting 3rd March with special thanks to our members and speaker Dr Adrian Gepp, Assistant Professor Bond University, on lessons and insights from using cutting-edge modelling techniques to detect fraud.

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