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Steve Farrer MBA (Henley) CAMS CFE

Steve currently works as a consultant to UNODC and EU Civipol, focusing on using financial investigations to target the proceeds from human trafficking (modern slavery). Until recently, Steve was the head of global NGO team collating information on large-scale trafficking incidences, to proactively inform the financial sector of those individuals / entities facilitating or indirectly financially benefiting from human trafficking.

Prior to this, Steve was the regional head of intelligence for a global financial institution; leading a world-class team, pioneering the use of open source intelligence & techniques to proactively identify & mitigate external risk. Earlier in his career, Steve served in the Royal Hong Kong Police as a Detective Senior Inspector, commanding teams of investigators into complex commercial frauds, counterfeit payment instruments, and international organized crime.

He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), awarded an MBA from Henley Management College (UK), as well as a BSc (Hons) in Pathophysiology & Chemistry from the University of Reading (UK). He comes to the team with knowledge and expertise in international investigations & networks. A special area of focus is the link between missing people and human trafficking – something he is passionate in using new and novel ways to change the way things are done to get the right result.