Mr David Graves MA, Fellow (and founding member) of the Institute of Leadership & Management, Associate Lecturer

David joined the Institute in 2015 and he is involved in the management and delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate in Fraud Investigation and Management.

This nationally-recognised course was developed by David and gained University of Derby accreditation. He is also an interface between the Institute and its clients, partners and external practitioners in the UK and overseas.     

Core experience

Following a long and distinguished military career of 24 years, David embarked on a career in the police service – the Ministry of Defence Police Fraud Squad – where he specialised in the global investigation of corruption, fraud and all fraud-related offences perpetrated against the UK Government.

David has extensive experience, which he brings to the Institute, including:

  • management and leadership
  • understanding of corruption
  • international crime
  • money laundering, and
  • identity theft.

He is currently designing a number of academic courses for colleges and universities. 

During his time as a CID officer, David was the manager of one of only three national police fraud management courses accredited by Teesside University Business School. Since leaving the police service, David has taught law and corporate governance to the wider business community.   

Professional recognition

David is a fellow and founding member of the Institute of Leadership & Management, and a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He's also a Chartered Manager, chancellor & fellow of the African Business School (UK Division), and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Consultancy and public speaking

Since setting up his own company in 2006, DG Anti-Fraud Consultants, he has been commissioned to assist the governments of Poland, Turkey and Lithuania combat organised crime. The programme has gained European Union recognition and has been extended across the EU, Asia and Africa. 

David has presented training and delivered various papers on money laundering, organised crime, corruption, tax fraud, along with bespoke interactive workshops across Poland, Lithuania and Africa for police and customs officers, border guards and prosecution officials.

He is a regular keynote speaker at the International Conference on the Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE), which takes placed annually. 

Views on the Institute

For David, the Institute will make a real difference to the training and on-going development of police officers around the world who will be better equipped to deal with the changing criminal landscape. Drawing on the experiences of the former senior police officers, who are an integral part of the Institute, will further help to develop the students’ leadership, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

 

Portrait of David Graves, Associate Lecturer in Fraud Investigation and Management Since setting up his own company in 2006, DG Anti-Fraud Consultants, David has been commissioned to assist the governments of Poland, Turkey and Lithuania combat organised crime. The programme has gained European Union recognition and has been extended across the EU, Asia and the Africa.