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Peter Andersen

  • Managing Director
  • T: +61 2 8247 8000
  • F: +61 2 8247 8099
    • Level 15, 50 Pitt Street
    • Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • Australia
    • T: +61 2 8247 8000
    • F: +61 2 8247 8099

Peter Andersen is a Managing Director in the Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services practice of FTI Consulting and he is based in Sydney, Australia.

Mr. Andersen is a highly experienced forensic investigation services practitioner. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Andersen worked in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), South Africa, Forensic Services Department for 18 years. He was one of the founding members of the Forensic Services Practice in Durban, South Africa.

Mr. Andersen also served 13 years with the South African Police Services (SAPS), in the Commercial Crime Unit, prior to joining PwC. While attached to the Commercial Crime Unit, Mr. Andersen investigated fraud and corruption matters across many industries and sectors, including banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing and government, and was considered a specialist in syndicate related fraud. He obtained the rank of Detective Captain.

Mr. Andersen has extensive experience in providing forensic investigation and risk services in the private and public sectors including financial and fraud investigations; procurement fraud investigations; employee misconduct and internal investigations into breaches of company/government policies and procedures; corruption investigations; money laundering investigations; anti fraud and corruption policies and procedures reviews; internal control and remediation services; and served on Commissions of Enquiry. Mr. Andersen was a member of the committee of the provincial chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners In Durban.

Over the past four years Mr. Andersen has performed a significant number of employee misconduct investigations for South African Government agencies, investigating allegations that have resulted in criminal investigations into large procurement frauds, corruption, money laundering and racketeering cases and projects. These included some of the most high profile cases in South Africa, where he worked with the Anti-Corruption Task Team incorporating the Hawks Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation; the Asset Forfeiture Unit; the National Prosecuting Authority; and the Special Investigations Unit.

During the past two year, Mr. Andersen also performed a significant number of investigations on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Kingdom of Swaziland, with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Swaziland. Mr. Andersen was seconded to PwC Amsterdam in 2007 for a period of six months, based in Munich, Germany and worked on a FCPA assignment at a large international company. It was an international project where he worked with PwC staff from the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. He has also worked in Zimbabwe and Namibia on a World Bank sponsored assignment on behalf of the PwC New York Office, that included investigations in many countries in Africa including Mali, Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Mr. Andersen works closely with internal auditors, Audit & Risk Committees, data analysts and forensic technology specialists to achieve successful outcomes for clients including resolving complex, and often urgent, problems brought about by the misconduct of individuals and assisting clients identify and manage the risks of fraud and corruption.

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