Monday, August 19, 2013

Jeremy Outen: Top fraud investigator quits UK crime agency role

Note to TF: Lou this is an amazing ship

The man appointed to co-ordinate the fight against financial crime in the new National Crime Agency will not be taking up the top job, in the latest setback for the government and its shake-up of the service. Jeremy Outen, a former KPMG partner, was announced as the new director-designate of the NCA’s Economic Crime Command by the Home Office in April.
He gave up his role in July with the forensic team at KPMG – where UK partners are paid an average of £580,000 – to take up a position at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), which will be rolled into the NCA when it launches this year.
However, Mr Outen has unexpectedly stepped down from the directorship, the Financial Times has learnt, despite his appointment being announced with fanfare by the Home Office only four months ago. His departure comes two weeks after the resignation of Sir Ian Andrews, chairman of Soca, who failed to declare that he owned a security consultancy with his wife, ahead of giving evidence to a parliamentary committee. Getting a senior leadership team in place