Roundtable Discussion, 12:00PM BST, 14 April 2021

Organised by Forums International, and supported by CICM, Graydon and Lockdown Risk, join us for an open roundtable discussion on this important and sensitive topic.

It is an unfortunate reality that fraud can occur from within your organisation. According to Cifas, the most prevalent form of dishonest action was theft of cash from an employer, followed by theft of cash from a customer. What are the appropriate measures for preventing internal fraud and how can we empower staff to raise concerns or any wrongdoing?


  • 12:00 Welcome & Introductions

  • 12:10 Panel discussion
    • Laurie Beagle, Forums International
    • Toni Sless, Chair & Founder of the Fraud Women’s Network
    • Andy Mayo, Senior Group Fraud Manager, Vodafone
    • Darren Hodder, Founder of Lockdown Risk

  • 12:40 Open discussion, Q&A

  • 13:00 Wrap up & Close.


Laurie Beagle FCICM

Managing Director, Forums International Ltd

Laurie Beagle FCICM, Forums International

Laurie’s published mission is to provide business professionals with a reliable source of information. Also provide knowledge networks that support the forums. Currently he runs 10 groups of Industry Forums and Focus Groups which meet in the UK and Europe.


  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Credit Management
  • Vice President of the CICM
  • Member the CICM North West Branch
  • Member of the CICM Advisory Council
  • Associate of Association of Fraud Examiners

Toni Sless

Chair & Founder of the Fraud Women’s Network

Toni Sless, Fraud Women's Network

Toni is a Fraud Risk Management Consultant who provides strategic and advisory services to organisations relating to fraud risk strategy and governance, policies and procedures, internal fraud and end to end audit of fraud processes. Toni is also the founder and Chairwoman of the Fraud Women’s Network, which was established in 2007. Toni is a Trustee Board Member of the African Community School, Hackney and, also sits on the Editorial Board of the Public Sector Counter Fraud Journal providing guidance and oversight to the Cabinet Office’s Centre of Expertise for Counter Fraud.

In her spare time, Toni mentors many women in various disciplines including cyber security and fraud prevention and continues to drive the Fraud Women’s Network to support women working in the arena. Toni also works with her local community promoting local interests, improving housing conditions, amenities, security and the environment.

Andy Mayo

Senior Group Fraud Manager, Vodafone Group

Andy Mayo, Vodafone Group

Andy Mayo is responsible for fraud management across the Vodafone Group. Vodafone Group is one of the world’s leading technology communications providers, connecting people and organisations of all sizes to the digital society. Vodafone has extensive experience in connectivity, convergence and the Internet of Things, as well as championing mobile financial services and digital transformation in emerging markets.

Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 22 countries, partners with mobile networks in 43 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2020, Vodafone Group had 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers and 22 million TV customers.

Prior to joining Vodafone, Andy worked for Accenture, where he was able to share his expertise in fraud management and fraud analytics across a variety of industries including retail, telecoms, public sector, health insurance, and wealth management. Andy is also the Deputy Chair of the GSMA Fraud and Security Group and an Advisory Committee member for the Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP).

Darren Hodder

Consultant covering financial crime, AML compliance, IT & cybersecurity, LittleGratti

Darren Hodder, LittleGratti

A solid technical background has enabled Darren to work with a wide range of institutions to deliver fully integrated anti-fraud and risk management solutions to customers internationally.

He has been involved with projects from pre-sales and proof of concept through to final delivery and support, interfacing with senior management, business, and technical teams. Darren has provided consultancy and support for projects with a contract value in the excess of £5m.

His experience ranges from standalone, single portfolio in-house projects through to multi-client managed services, national fraud bureaux and data sharing initiatives. Particular areas of expertise are within mortgage originations, and online / internet solutions.

Specialities: Consultancy with expertise in financial crime risk management and compliance covering application, subscription and transactional fraud developed, AML compliance, GDPR compliance, working worldwide within financial services, telecommunications, insurance sectors. FCA approved for control function CF11 (Money Laundering Reporting).

Darren’s side gigs include live music photography and supporting musicians in the organisation and running of intimate gigs in London “Acoustic Sanctuary”.

Roundtable Discussion, 12:00PM BST, 14 April 2021

Organised by Forums International, and supported by CICM, Graydon and Lockdown Risk, join us for an open roundtable discussion on this important and sensitive topic.

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