The Board of Cifas, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Agency, is pleased to announce that Mike Haley has been selected as the new Chief Executive for the organisation when the current CEO Simon Dukes steps down in April 2018.
Mike has over 30 years’ experience of tackling and preventing fraud across the public, private and not for profit sectors: leading investigative teams and directing fraud strategy at organisations including the NHS, Ministry of Defence, Office of Fair Trading, National Fraud Authority, HM Revenue & Customs and Solicitors Regulation Authority. He joined Cifas in 2015 as Deputy Chief Executive.
Simon Dukes said of Mike’s appointment:
"Mike has already contributed a wealth of experience and expertise to Cifas and I am very pleased that he has been chosen by the Board to bring these skills to the role of Chief Executive. I wish him every success."
Simon leaves on 30 April to take up the position of Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) after nearly five years at Cifas.
Mike Haley said:
"I’m delighted to take up this role, and I am looking forward to continuing to develop Cifas as an innovative and authoritative leader in fraud prevention as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of the coming years."
Cifas (pronounced ci like eye, fas like mass) exists to prevent fraud and financial crime. We are an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that protects businesses and individuals through effective and secure data and intelligence sharing between the private, public and third sectors. In 2017, Cifas member organisations prevented over £1.1 billion of fraud losses. Cifas data is included in the of police recorded crime. Every day, we send approximately 800 fraud cases to the City of London Police for potential investigation. Cifas also offers Protective Registration for individuals whose identities are at risk of being used fraudulently, for instance after a burglary. We also run a scheme called Protecting the Vulnerable, offered free of charge to local authorities to protect those under the care of Court Deputies who are unable to access financial products and whose identities may be at risk.
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