Rik has nearly 30 years of forensic accounting experience. His assignments and expertise include anti-bribery and corruption, regulatory investigations, potential sanctions violations, global monitorships, and disgorgement and penalty calculations. Since joining FRA in 2011, he has led investigative teams in the UK, the US, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, the Middle East, Africa and Eurasia.

His recent significant matters include supporting Petrofac in the lead up to the company’s £77 million settlement with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in 2021, as well as two other Deferred Prosecution Agreements with the SFO. In 2024, he concluded the DOJ, SEC and South Africa settlement with SAP SE where he was responsible for the determination of the fine calculation used in the dual jurisdiction agreement. He is currently working on settlement negotiations with the US authorities in respect of a Far East client. 

Rik was also part of the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities: UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of State (DOS) and French Parquet National Financier (PNF). Rik led the team working on the fine calculation analysis. FRA’s fine calculation methodology served as the basis for the global settlement across the four authorities.

Prior to joining FRA, Rik led a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) forensic team investigating alleged violations of UN sanctions against Iraq during the UN Oil-for-Food Program. Rik participated in the prosecutions of Innospec and Mabey & Johnson. Here, Rik worked alongside the US DOJ Fraud Section, the US SEC Enforcement Division, and European prosecutors in Italy, France, Denmark and Switzerland, as well as representatives of the UN.

Qualified as a UK Chartered Accountant, Rik divides his time between FRA’s offices in London and Washington DC. 

Rik was recognized in Who’s Who Legal - Investigations Forensic Accountants 2019, who said: Rik is a distinguished practitioner with broad knowledge across numerous accountancy disciplines including experience in regulatory, anti-bribery and corruption investigations.

Authority experience

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
US Department of Justice (DOJ)
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Controladoria-Geral da União (CGU)
Ministerio Publico Federal (MPF)
Parquet National Financier (PNF)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG)

Awards & Recognition

2024 Investigations Forensic Accountants, Who's Who Legal

2021-2023 Global Leader - Consulting Experts - Forensic Accountants Who's Who Legal

2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Global Leader - Investigations Forensic Accountants, Who's Who Legal


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)



News and insights


FRA Experts Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Investigations - Forensic Accountants


FRA International Senior Leaders Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Consulting Experts 2023


FRA Leadership Feature in 2023 Global Leader - Investigations Forensic Accountants and Digital Forensic Experts, WWL