INVESTIGATOR PROFILES

NGO-ISR senior investigation specialists are experts in the conduct of investigations into allegations of fraud, corruption, and sexual exploitation and abuse, among other forms of serious misconduct.

NGO-ISR investigators adhere to international standards for the conduct of administrative investigations and, as with the NGO-ISR itself, are guided by 5 key principles: presumption of innocence, confidentiality, integrity, independence and impartiality.

There are 9 investigation specialists currently on the NGO-ISR. Between them, and among other language skills, NGO-ISR investigators offer professional language proficiency in English, French and Arabic. Their summary profiles are presented below – click on the summary profiles in order to view investigators' respective professional biographies:

Investigator 1
Sex: Female
Language(s): English
Investigative expertise: Fraud; procurement fraud; corruption; bribery; embezzlement; non-compliance with local laws; abuse of authority; workplace and sexual harassment; sexual exploitation and abuse

Bio: She has worked since 2009 as an international investigator in Geneva, Switzerland, and has previously worked as Consultant Investigator for various UN agencies. She possesses extensive international investigative experience in large-scale fraud, workplace and sexual harassment, as well as sexual exploitation and abuse. Her experience includes eighteen years of in the Royal New Zealand Police Force investigating serious crimes: homicides, sexual offences, serious burglaries, fraud and violent crime. She has substantial experience in conducting proactive program reviews and has worked at the Maori Pacific as a Maori Liaison Officer and Advisor, managing national community projects and coordinating local Indigenous programs.

Investigator 2
Sex: Male
Language(s): English
Investigative expertise: Fraud; procurement fraud; corruption; embezzlement; bribery; abuse of authority; sexual harassment

Bio: He has seventeen years of experience with the New Zealand Police working in various investigation units, including the Fraud Squad. He has further experience in conducting theft and fraud investigations for private businesses, government departments as well as employment investigations. He recently undertook an assignment in Timor-Leste working as a mediation advisor with the land dispute team of a local NGO.

Investigator 3
Sex: Male
Language(s): English
Investigative expertise: Fraud; procurement fraud; corruption; bribery; embezzlement; misuse of assets; gross negligence; discrediting acts; non-compliance with local laws; abuse of authority; workplace harassment

Bio: His investigative experience includes seven years with the New Zealand Police, working mostly as a detective in relation to fraud and financial crime. He has five years' further experience as an Investigator with the New Zealand Serious Fraud Office and two years' experience with the forensic unit of a large international auditing company in the Asia Pacific. He has undertaken regular investigation consultancies for UN agencies since 2011.

Investigator 4
Sex: Female
Language(s): English, French, Spanish
Investigative expertise: Fraud; corruption; bribery; non-compliance with local laws, abuse of authority; sexual exploitation and abuse

Bio: She is a Human Rights investigator for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) where she investigates international humanitarian law and human rights violations in addition to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and misuse of force allegations by UN peacekeepers and staff. She has more than 7 years of experience in human rights investigations, refugee/humanitarian crisis management and legal services in general. Her previous positions include Legal Coordinator for a large international UNHCR NGO partner, Rule of Law Officer with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and with Avocats sans Frontières Canada in Guatemala.

Investigator 5
Sex: Male
Language(s): English
Investigative expertise: Fraud; procurement fraud; corruption; embezzlement; abuse of authority; gross negligence; non-compliance with local laws; mismanagement, workplace harassment; breach of labor law

Bio: He holds extensive investigations experience from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) with which he was responsible for the investigation of national and transnational crime, including complex fraud, money laundering, drug trafficking, people trafficking, tax evasion and  organized crime. He has held numerous leadership roles coordinating corruption and misconduct investigations. Some of his international experience derives from his work with the AFP as senior representative in South-east Asia and Western Europe and as White Collar Crime Investigator with the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services Procurement Task Force. He has significant investigations experience in UN contexts garnered through numerous consultancies performed for UNHCR and other UN agencies.

Investigator 6
Sex: Female
Language(s): English
Investigative expertise: Fraud; corruption, abuse of authority, workplace harassment, sexual harassment, retaliation against whistleblowers

Bio: She has extensive investigative experience having worked with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the UN Civilian Police, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and various UN Investigative bodies as Consultant Investigator.  She has experience in conducting, leading and managing a broad range of investigations, including allegations of misconduct, corruption, fraud, abuse of authority, harassment, sexual harassment, and other wrongdoing made against UN personnel or personnel affiliated to the UN.

Investigator 7
Sex: Male
Language(s): English, Arabic
Investigative expertise: Fraud; financial fraud; procurement fraud; mismanagement; theft; abuse of power; workplace and sexual harassment; sexual exploitation and abuse

Bio: He has a strong background in law as a licensed legal practitioner with substantial experience conducting legal research. He has been working as a UN investigator since 2012, planning and conducting international investigations into allegations of theft, financial fraud, procurement fraud, mismanagement, harassment, abuse of power, and sexual exploitation and abuse on international platforms. He has conducted investigations in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. He has also been a panel reporter with the Eighth Hague Joint Conference on Contemporary Issues of International Law.

Investigator 8
Sex: Male
Language(s): English
Investigative expertise: Corruption; retaliation against whistleblowers; workplace and sexual harassment; sexual exploitation and abuse

Bio: He possesses some twenty years of experience in anti-corruption investigations, terrorism response and risk management. His past experiences include working as: Head of Investigations for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in the Hague; Detective Chief Superintendent, Counterterrorism Command for New Scotland Yard; and Detective Superintendent, Senior Investigating Officer, Anti-Corruption Command for the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards.

Investigator 9
Sex: Male
Language(s): English, Arabic, French
Investigative expertise: Fraud; corruption; bribery; embezzlement; theft; abuse of authority; workplace and sexual harassment; sexual exploitation and abuse

Bio: He has eighteen years of experience at the Lebanese Directorate of General Security developing security policies, managing security operations and conducting investigations. He has extensive experience in conducting criminal investigations related to human trafficking and organized crime. He is currently employed with a university and as a freelance consultant for private security companies.