Effective Investigations of Internal Fraud and Corruption


Event summary

This practical event address the challenges of conducting an internal investigation that involves both civil and criminal aspects. The complexity arises from using both civil and criminal legal proceedings and collaboration with human resource colleagues. Prepaid places for the Counter Fraud Centre subscription and the Better Governance Forum can be used to attend this event.


17 September 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


Marriott Kensington Hotel
147 Cromwell Road
[See map]

Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£290.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

This event will be of benefit to counter fraud teams and those with responsibility for overseeing internal investigations.


The event will provide both a practical perspective from experienced investigators and a legal perspective.


  • Central government
  • / Counter fraud
  • / Education finance and academies
  • / Governance
  • / Health and social care
  • / Housing
  • / Local government
  • / Police

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Speaker - Diana Melville, Governance Advisor, Better Governance Forum (BGF)

Diana Melville

Diana is the lead advisor for the CIPFA Better Governance Forum and is CIPFA’s representative on the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. She is a CIPFA qualified accountant and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to joining CIPFA in 2008 she was head of internal audit at Salisbury Council and held other audit roles in local government and at the National Audit Office.

She has authored the 2018 edition of Audit Committees, Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police and co-developed the CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption (2014). She was part of the CIPFA working group that developed the Good Governance Framework for Local Government (2016) and supports other CIPFA policy initiatives and publications on governance, internal audit and counter fraud.