Kezia Hardingham is an Associate Director in the Forensic Accounting team of FRA’s London Office. Kezia has experience in fraud and corruption investigations, anti-money laundering projects, third-party due diligence reviews, and anti-bribery and corruption risk assessments.
Since joining FRA, Kezia has worked on a wide range of engagements. She was part of the investigations and risk assessment teams supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multi-jurisdictional investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office, the US Department of Justice, the US Department of State, and the French Parquet National Financier. Kezia has experience of investigations across a variety of industries including energy and natural resources, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. She has assisted clients in fraud and misconduct, bribery and corruption, and financial misstatement matters.
Kezia also has experience working on financial crime projects for banks and financial companies, including an investigative anti-money laundering review, an AML and sanctions compliance program assessment, and transaction monitoring and KYC reviews.
Prior to joining FRA in 2018, Kezia worked in the forensic team of KPMG in London where she gained significant experience in customer and third-party due diligence. Her project experience includes applying investigative research tools and techniques to write and review Source of Wealth reports on high-risk customers of a global bank, and performing enhanced due diligence on a global company’s third-party relationships in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as part of a large anti-bribery and corruption review.
Kezia is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese and Asia Pacific Studies from the University of Leeds.