John Hudson has 22 years of experience in fraud investigations, financial investigations, forensic accounting, litigation and dispute advisory work. His expertise in forensic accounting and regulatory investigations covers a wide range of industries including financial services, oil and gas, telecommunications, retail, sports, shipping, engineering, and not for profit operations. He has served clients and conducted investigations in Africa; Continental Europe; the Middle East; and the UK. Mr. Hudson has provided expert advice in relation to Warranty & Indemnity insurance claims. He has provided expert advice and assistance in assessing allegations of accounting irregularities and evaluating the impact of alleged misstatements on warranted accounts.
Mr. Hudson led a multi-disciplinary FTI Consulting team investigating the collapse of a mid-tier bank on behalf of an East African Central Bank. This followed allegations of fraud, mismanagement, and breaches of fiduciary duties, resulting in a loss of over USD$400 million. The team’s analysis has been relied upon in numerous civil proceedings that have been commenced by both the Central Bank, and other parties, and with the police in relation to criminal investigations. Currently Mr. Hudson serves as the expert prosecution witness in those high-profile criminal and civil recovery proceedings.
Mr. Hudson has significant experience of conducting investigations on behalf of UK and foreign regulators. He has been on secondment to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) acting as the lead accountant on the UK’s investigation into the breach of United Nations sanctions in relation to the Iraqi Oil for Food programme.
Mr. Hudson has given evidence in relation to a statutory investigation he undertook on behalf of the UK Government. Following a statutory investigation into a group of companies operating 20 care homes across England and Wales, his investigation findings and evidence was relied upon to obtain undertakings from individuals not to act as company directors, and in contested proceedings the respondent was disqualified from being a company director for nine years.
Mr. Hudson undertook a statutory investigation on behalf of the Insolvency Service into a companies involved in an overseas property development investment scheme. Mr. Hudson was called as a prosecution witness in the SFO’s criminal trail at Southwark Crown Court in 2022.
Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Practicing Certificate, Institute of Chartered Accountants
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
L.L.B., University of Central Lancashire
PgDip, Legal Practice, Nottingham Trent University
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Forensic Accounting & Investigations
Forensic Litigation Consulting