- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +61 2 8247 8085
- F: +61 2 8247 8099
- Level 15, 50 Pitt Street
- Sydney, NSW, 2000
- T: +61 2 8247 8000
- F: +61 2 8247 8099
- Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, University of Newcastle
- Graduate Diploma, Financial Planning, Securities Institute of Australia
- Certified Practicing Accountant
- Graduate Certificate in Management
- Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
- CPA Australia
Glen Unicomb is a Managing Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment of FTI Consulting, and is based in Sydney.
Glen is a forensic accountant with more than 35 years of regulatory experience in senior executive roles at Australia’s corporate regulator (ASIC) and specialist forensic advisory firms.
Glen has particular expertise advising on regulatory issues in the financial services sector. He has led appointments by Australian and foreign regulators as an Independent Expert to assess and monitor compliance with regulator-imposed licence conditions and enforceable undertakings, in relation to several global financial institutions.
Glen is able to draw on his extensive experience to assist clients to mitigate regulatory, reputational and financial risks by providing assurance services in relation to the effectiveness of risk management, governance and compliance frameworks, including monitoring and supervision systems.
Glen has investigated and litigated some of Australia’s most high profile cases. He is a noted expert in conducting investigations involving allegations of non-compliance and serious misconduct concerning conflicts of interest, market abuse, fraud and other regulatory breaches.
Examples of the significant matters Glen has been responsible for include:
- As independent expert, led a review of a global bank’s financial services licensee’s compliance with licence conditions imposed by ASIC.
- Independent expert for an enforceable undertaking, requiring oversight of a financial services licensee’s remediation program, due to non-compliance with ‘best interests duties’. The engagement involved undertaking an assessment of the licensee’s policies and procedures, conducting client file reviews and where relevant, determining compensation payable.
- Conduct of an independent assessment of services provided by a financial services licensee following concerns of charging clients ‘fees for no service’.
- Statutory appointment as Inspector by a foreign regulator to conduct a regulatory compliance investigation of a global bank’s US$20 billion pension fund.
- Leader of the investigation and litigation following the AU$5.6 billion collapse of the HIH Group of companies, which was the second largest insurer in Australia. The investigation resulted in eight former HIH officers being given jail sentences.
- Headed up the James Hardie investigation and litigation involving AU$1.9 billion which culminated in the High Court of Australia handing down a landmark decision regarding the responsibilities of executive and non-executive directors of Australian Securities Exchange listed companies.
- Leader of the Trio Capital investigation involving the largest pension fund fraud in Australia’s history.