Andrew Durant is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting, and is based in London. Andrew has worked in the forensic accounting sector for over 20 years, and in this time he has gained experience investigating a range of issues including financial statement fraud, stock and other asset losses, theft of confidential data, procurement and sales fraud, corruption and bribery, and investment fraud. He also has extensive experience in carrying out due diligence and asset tracing assignments.
Andrew’s expertise in forensic accounting and regulatory investigations covers a wide range of industries including banking, retail, entertainment, food and drink, transport, housing and engineering. He was previously a partner in a leading global audit firm where he helped to establish their fraud unit. His international experience includes carrying out investigations in Africa, Asia, Continental Europe, the Middle East, the UK and the US.
Andrew has conducted investigations on behalf of a number of UK and foreign regulators and many public sector organisations, including the DTI (now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), the Bank of England and the Housing Corporation (now the Tenant Services Authority).
Andrew is used to working closely with senior directors, internal auditors, legal advisors and prosecuting authorities in order to affect both criminal and civil proceedings. He has also used his extensive investigation experience to develop a six stage process that assists companies in reducing their exposure to fraud.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Andrew was a managing director in the dispute and investigations practice of Navigant Consulting, latterly acting as the UK practice leader, where he had particular responsibility for investigations, business intelligence and computer forensics. He was also previously in charge of BDO Stoy Hayward’s fraud investigation and recovery services team. Numerous of his articles on fraud investigation and prevention have been published and he appears regularly on national and local radio and television. He has also lectured widely on fraud related subjects.
Andrew has a B.A. in Accountancy studies from the University of Exeter. He is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Certified Fraud Examiner.