Professor David M J Graves

Professor David M J Graves

Professor David M J Graves:    MA, FCMI (CMgr), FInstLM, FCBER, FABS, ACFE

Current Position:

    1. Managing Director of DG Anti Fraud Consultants Ltd
    2. Freelance Specialist Lecturer/Appointed Honarary Professor and Head of Management & Leadership Training Programmes for the UK and International Market for the Centre for Business & Economic Research (CBER)

Specialist Lecturer of Anti Fraud, Corruption Law, Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Corporate Governance within the Corporate Business Community and for Associated Academic Programmes

After a varied career in the Public Sector David specialises in Private and Public Corporate Governance issues, National and International Financial Crime, and all fraud related offences.

Now a retired Fraud Squad Detective, David has extensive experience in the areas of:

  • Management Skills and Training
  • Corporate Governance within the Public/Private Sector
  • National and International Global economic crime
  • Money Laundering
  • Identity Theft
  • The Police & Criminal Evidence Act
  • Vulnerable and Intimidated Witness programmes
  • Crime Reduction strategies
  • Project Management/Leading Project Teams
  • Business Customer Care Programmes
  • Degree course design for Universities

During his time within the Police service David was the Manager of one of only three UK National Police Fraud Management Course accredited by Teesside University Business School.  Since Leaving the Police Service David has taught law subjects at Warwick University Law School and a wide range of Managerial Skills at Coventry City University Management School.  David has both developed and taught academic programmes on the subject of Corporate Governance at Magna Carta College, Oxford. 

For the past 16 years David has travelled to many International countries e.g., Nigeria, India, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Poland, Lithuania to deliver Government Reform Programmes covering Corporate Governance, Accountability, and the investigation of International Financial Crime.   

Since setting up his own company ‘dg Anti-Fraud Consultants Ltd’ David has been commissioned to assist the Polish, Turkish and Lithuania Governments’ fight against organised crime.  

He has presented training and delivered papers on Government reform strategies, Corporate Governance, Money Laundering, Organised Crime Issues, Corruption, VAT Fraud and has run bespoke delegate inter-active workshops to the Polish Police, Customs Officers, Border Guards and Prosecution officials at different venues in Poland.  This programme has gained European recognition and has been extended to cover Turkey and Lithuania. 

David was a staff member of the Centre for International Law Enforcement at Nottingham Trent University and has recently completed the development of a master’s programme for Fraud Investigation and Management and a series of short professional courses.  The short professional CPD programmes are currently available to attend now as foundation subjects which would be recognised with credits towards taking the master’s degree.  David also reviews working papers and Books for the Oxford University Press in the field of Policing: A Journal of policy and Practice.

David is a regular MC and ‘Keynote Speaker’ at the twice-yearly International Conference on the Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE) both here in the UK and overseas.

David holds a Master of Art Degree in Fraud Investigation and Management and is a Fellow Founding member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a Chartered Manager and Fellow of Chartered Management Institute, appointed Chancellor, and a Past Fellow and member of the Board of Governors of the African Business School UK Division, a Fellow of the Centre for Business and Economic Research UK and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

History of Professional Training 2012 - 2019

  • 2012 – Public Sector Reform & Institutional Capacity Building – GTC London
  • 2012 – Anti-Fraud & Transparency Policies – Abuja Ministry of Finance
  • 2012 – Averting Financial & Economic Fraud – London – Nigerian Government Officials
  • 2012 – Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation – GTC London EFCC Nigeria
  • 2012 – International Trade & Academic Research Conference – London (Keynote speaker on Global Economic Crime & Money Laundering
  • 2012 – Effective Risk & Security Management – Dubai Nigerian Senior Executives
  • 2013 – Effective Management of Contracts – see the fraud loopholes – KL & Dubai
  • 2013 – Corruption in a Public Office – Poland/Lithuania – Government Officials, Police, Secret Service & Border Guards (3-month period)
  • 2013 – Fraud detection in Government Accounting – GTC London/Dubai
  • 2013 – 3 x visits to Abuja for training sessions for The African Business School
  • 2014 – 2016 – Running BA Corporate Governance Training Programmes at Magna Carta College Oxford.
  • 2016 – Averting Financial and Economic Fraud – Dubai
  • 2016 – Corruption in the workplace – GTC London/Dubai
  • 2016 – International Trade & Academic Research Conference – Egypt MC and Keynote Speaker on Terrorist Financing Practices
  • 2016 – Creating and Managing Compliance – GTC London Nigerian Government Officials
  • 2016 – Evidence Gathering and Interviewing Skills GTC Dubai – EFCC & ICPC
  • 2017 – Forensic Auditing and Accounting – GTC London & Dubai
  • 2017 – Fraud Detection in Government Accounting – Dubai – Senior VIP Government Officials of Nigeria
  • 2017 – Implementing Ethics & Preventing Corruption for Senior Managers – Houston USA
  • 2018 – Involved with the creation of master’s Academic Programme for Fraud Investigation and Management with Nottingham Trent University
  • 2018 – Completion of Executive Training portfolio to run as an addition to the MSc programme
  • 2018 – Implementing Ethics & Preventing Corruption for Senior Managers – GTC London
  • 2018 – Improving Governance, Performance and Accountability in the Public Sector – GTC London/Dubai – Federation Airports Authority of Nigeria (FANN)
  • 2018 – Making & Implementing Anti-Fraud and Transparency Policies – London GTC
  • 2018 – Public Sector Reform and Institutional Capacity Building – London GTC
  • 2019 – Aviation Reform Programme TNA for Federation Airports Authority of Nigeria (FANN)
  • 2019 – 4th – 23 December – Spent three weeks in Bangladesh working with Daffodil International University running the 4th International Conference on Globalization, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Economies (ICGEEE)
  • 2019 – Date Home Research and publishing articles on the subject of Quality Assurance in Colleges and Universities and the involvement of the student in that process.
  • 2019 – To Date. Running International Academic Conferences for CBERUK which involves keynote speeches on Financial Crime. These conferences reach out to as many at 23 countries worldwide.

Note:  David spent 18 years as a Police Detective in the third largest Fraud Squad in the UK.  His time in the squad saw him being sent to many overseas locations to be involved with the investigation of large and complex frauds, many of which involved the investigation of high-profile politicians from both the UK and International countries.   He was highly active being involved with many major UK Government contracts to uncover the extent of fraudulent activity and corrupt payments to both UK and foreign officials in contravention of current Corruption and Money Laundering Regulations.