Tutor: Andrew Clarke, MA, FICA

Course Director, Global Lead - Financial Crime Prevention

Andrew creates and delivers Financial Crime Compliance training based on extensive experience gained as a financial investigation manager within law enforcement. As an internationally recognized subject matter expert , he has played a key role on significant projects working with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), United Nations, World Bank , and global training programmes.

Key experience includes the FATF country evaluation process, visiting the United Arab Emirates and Kenya as the Independent Anti Money Laundering Expert on assessment teams; and carrying out a peer review on the evaluation of Tanzania. He delivered technical assistance to developing countries as part of the UN/World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) corruption project, presenting in international workshops and contributing to a best practice guide; and implemented a training programme for the Rwanda National Police, supporting the establishment of a Financial Intelligence Unit.

In the UK, Andrew played a key role in the development of an advanced degree programme, representing multi-agency financial investigators on the project implementation team; and in 2010 was awarded a Master’s degree in Financial Investigation and Financial Crime.

Andrew takes the ICA global lead on financial crime prevention and current specialist assignments include bespoke Anti-Corruption and Counter-Fraud compliance training programmes. He is designated a ‘Master Trainer’ with responsibility for assessing and accrediting specialist consultant trainers. In 2017 Andrew was awarded Fellow status of the International Compliance Association.

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At a personal level, Andrew spent thirty years as a police officer trying to make a difference and reduce crime; he sees his current role as continuing in the same vein.