Edward Nkune, CIPM is certified in data privacy and helps clients address their most critical data governance challenges in the context of internal and regulatory investigations. With more than two decades of counter-fraud law enforcement experience within the UK government, he has been involved with investigating many of the UK’s most serious and complex fraud cases, earning him expertise in data analytics, cross-border investigations, cybersecurity, eDiscovery, and evidence management.
Edward has particular experience developing and implementing technology solutions for data handling and evidence management, including extensive international travel to supervise complex data collections, as well as preparing and conducting witness interviews. He has been engaged on matters concerning governance and compliance, and has been involved in supporting several global corporate compliance monitorships. Edward has significant experience of working on criminal, regulatory and internal investigations involving law enforcement and regulators, including the SFO, National Crime Agency (NCA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the European Commission (EC), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He has also been involved with forensic accounting, eDiscovery and digital forensics projects across Europe, the United States, Africa, and Australia.
After graduating from Manchester University with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, Edward joined the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), where he became involved with numerous high profile cases, many of which included national security sensitivity, including the £800 million BCCI banking fraud investigation and successful prosecutions. His successful tenure at SFO included roles as Head of Evidence Management and IT Security Officer. Following the SFO he became a Senior Civil Servant (SCS) and was a Director of the National Fraud Authority which he was instrumental in founding. During his time in government Edward also became an accredited reviewer of high-risk government projects and an information security accredited practitioner.
- Managed digital forensics teams as part of a global investigation with nationally sensitive material and NATO level security involving the collection of over 600 mobile devices.
- Interviewed witnesses as part of an internal corruption investigation.
- Provided training to clients with regard to potential cross jurisdictional compliance issues.
- Managed a data analytics team to assist multiple clients in a successful action in the context of major antitrust proceedings and the award of significant damages.