TEICCAF Annual Conference 2017
14th - 15th June 2017
Birmingham Council House


We are pleased to announce that this years TEICCAF Annual Conference will be on the 14th - 15th June 2017. It will be a full 2 day event which will be hosted by the IRRV on the second day.



TEICCAF MEMBERS (Incl of Members Discount)

Day 1 £150 + VAT

Day 2 £150 + VAT

Full Event £240 + VAT


Day 1  £170 + VAT

Day 2 £170 + VAT

Full Event £290 + VAT




DOWNLOAD YOUR BOOKING FORM HERE : teiccaf-booking-form-2017  

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PLEASE NOTE : Private Sector Delegates who are not Exhibitors will be charged at a separate rate and will not be admitted unless a Private Sector Delegate form has been completed and payment received.

Please email info@teiccaf.com for more information



Conference Agenda

Day 1

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8.45-9.20am Registration and Refreshments 

9.20-9.30am Welcome to the TEICCAF Annual Conference 2017 and Opening Comments

9.30-10.30am David Magor OBE – IRRV  

10.30-11.15am "How Do You Make Corporate Fraud Pay?" - Mike Neumann – ITS - 

11.15-11.45am Coffee Break

11.45-12.30pm "Social Care/Direct Payments" - Neil Farquharson - Birmingham City Council 

12.30-12.40pm TABS Product Launch

12.40-1.30pm Lunch Break

1.30-14.15pm "Right to Buy, Anti-Money Laundering and New Homes Bonus" - Mick Hopkins - Oxford Investigation Services

14.15-3.00pm "Stopping the Cheats: Anti-Competitive Behaviour in Procurement” Brian Malone/Amy Spiller - Principal Investigation Officer  Cartels & Criminal Group  Competition and Markets Authority 

15.00-15.30pm Coffee Break

15.30-16.15pm "Open Source Intelligence for Fraud Investigations" Michael Endsor – Research Associate, International Centre for Security Analysis, King’s College.

16.15-17.00pm 'Digital forensics is not just for incident response - or experts' - Andrew Sheldon, Chief Technical Officer at Evidence Talks

17.00-17.30pm TEICCAF Advisory Board Meeting (Members Only)

End Of Day 1



Everything you wanted to know about Avoidance and Fraud in Non Domestic Rates but were afraid to ask!!!

9.30-10.00am Registration and Refreshments 

10.00-10.10am Welcome to Day 2 of the Annual Conference - Kevin Stewart, IRRV Past President and Head of Revenues and Benefits at Wealdon Council 

10.15-11.15am "What is the impact of Avoidance and Fraud in Non Domestic Rates" David Magor, Chief Executive -IRRV 

11.15-11.45am Coffee Break 

10.45-12.30pm "Non Domestic Rates - Getting the basics right" Janet Alexander, Professional Services Manager -IRRV 

12.30-12.40pm IRRV Product Launch

12.40-1.30pm Lunch

13.30-14.15pm "Challenging Avoidance - The Milton Keynes Experience" Alistair Townsend, - IRRV Council Member, Group Client Services Director, Marston Holdings

14.15-15.00pm "Checking the Integrity of Mandatory Relief Awards" Simon Quilter, Local Taxation Manager - Broadland District Council 

15.45pm "Closing Comments"



Mick Endsor Bio

Mick Endsor is a Research Associate at the International Centre for Security Analysis in the Policy Institute at King’s College London. His research focuses on open source and social media intelligence in a range of areas, including: organised crime, due diligence, and international security issues. Mick also leads the Centre’s training in open source and social media intelligence for public and private sector clients in the UK and internationally.


Andrew Sheldon Bio

Andrew Sheldon has 37 years of experience in IT, 23 years of which has been focused in Forensic Computing and was one of the first to gain a Masters degree in the discipline. He is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts in his field and a regular speaker at domestic and international Security, Forensic and Compliance conferences.

Andrew has also been an adviser to major national and international corporations, government and security agencies, defence, police and law enforcement bodies, contributing on many aspects of compliance, security, asset management, investigation and counter fraud.


Neil Farquharson & Jane Putt Bio

Neil Farquharson - Group Auditor, Birmingham City Council

Neil currently heads the Corporate Fraud Team at Birmingham City Council, and has extensive experience of countering-fraud across the diverse functions of England’s largest local authority. Birmingham have an established Corporate Fraud function and have been successful in pioneering the use of a data warehouse to assist with their counter-fraud work, including the prevention and detection of social care related fraud. Neil is a member of the CIPFA TIS Online Counter Fraud Editorial Board, has been a member of CIPFA’s Better Governance Counter Fraud Advisory Panel and has been Chair of the Organising Committee of CIPFA’s Audit Training Seminars.  

Jane Putt - Head of Client Financial Services, Birmingham City Council

 Areas of responsibility in relation to Adult Social Care:

  • Financial Assessment
  • Income and Debt
  • Appointee & Court Deputy
  • Direct Payments Finance

 I have a broad and interesting service area that often presents challenging situations ranging from deprivation of assets to financial abuse to deliberate acts of fraud.  I have worked closely with Audit to put measures in place to prevent and detect irregularities and look forward to sharing some of these with you.


Mike Neumann Bio

Mike's association with TEICCAF goes back to its inception.  Having been heavily involved with LAOIG for many years (he has attended just about every LAIOG conference and spoken at most of them), when LAIOG jointly launched TEICCAF, Mike was asked to sit on the TEICCAF advisory board.

Mike is an acknowledged specialist in public sector investigations and probably the leading expert in bringing NLP into the investigation arena.  His first company, ITS Training, offer courses in over 100 topics across the full spectrum of investigation, management and personal development.  Mike worked with LAIOG to produce the renowned qualifications, the Certificate and Diploma in Investigation and Investigation Management.  These are now accredited by TEICCAF partner the IRRV, who also accredit further ITS qualifications in the investigative arena.

Currently Mike and ITS are working with clients helping to modernise investigative practice by, for example, using Open Sources in investigations, producing process maps to standardise investigations, and simplifying prosecution practices using the Single Justice Procedure and by adopting the National File Standards.


Brian Malone Bio

Brian Malone is a Principal Investigation Officer in the Cartels and Criminal investigation Group of the Competition and Markets Authority, formerly the Office of Fair Trading. He has worked in competition law investigation for the last 17 years, and has successfully led investigations into price fixing, market sharing and bid rigging in a variety of sectors including commercial vehicles and a range of products and services relating to construction. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on bid rigging, procurement, forensic IT and cartels more generally.

Barbara Leivens Bio

Barbara Lievens has worked on cartel investigations involving price fixing, market sharing, bid rigging and cover pricing since joining the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly, the Office of Fair Trading) in 2012. Most recently, she was team leader on a successful investigation into a cartel in a construction related sector. Before joining the Competition and Markets Authority, Barbara worked as a competition lawyer in private practice.  

Venue Details :

  • Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB
  • Nearest Train Station - New Street Station (approx 7 min walk)



To Exhibit, Sponsor or attend this event as a Private Delegate please email TEICCAF for more information