Geoff Budge is a Managing Director and the Head of South Africa Technology at FTI Consulting. He is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Mr. Budge has more than 24 years of technology and related experience of which more than 10 years were in the area of forensics at a Big Four firm. He has extensive investigation, risk management, software design and development and IT project management experience.
Geoff has international and regional experience in delivering reactive investigations, proactive forensic risk management and other technology-focused consulting engagements over the past 14 years. These covered fraud investigations, intellectual property compliance reviews, digital evidence recovery, data analysis, litigation support and testimony and IT consulting engagements.
Mr. Budge has contributed to and managed various forensic investigations across a wide range of industries and areas of business, including procurement, accounts payable and human resources at major financial institutions, government departments, mining houses, airlines and large retailers. A factor critical to the success of previous engagements has been his drive to incorporate technology and data analytics techniques to ensure a positive and efficient outcome.
During his career, Mr. Budge has developed and utilised many technical skills and proficiencies. These skills relate to general forensic as well as technology-focused investigations, software development (programming and database management) and advanced data analytics. He has focused on employing technology wherever possible when conducting forensic investigations.
Mr. Budge served on the global forensic technology steering committee of a Big Four firm for more than a year and was also the joint lead for forensic technology in the EMEA region. He has also led a national forensic data analytic team for approximately 10 years and been responsible for a team delivering technology-related services in the Cape Town market.
Mr. Budge has delivered numerous technical training courses around the world and has contributed to a number of internal software development efforts at a Big Four firm. He has also presented at many external conferences and client events on the use of technology in forensic investigations.
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Bribery & Corruption Investigations & Compliance
Corporate Fraud & Investigations
Forensic Accounting & Investigations
Forensic Litigation Consulting