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Simon Crowther

Partner, Forensic & Integrity Services,

Ernst & Young Australia

Simon is the Oceania lead partner for Government and the Oceania people partner in the Forensic and Integrity Services business at Ernst and Young.

Simon is a specialist in the prevention and detection of fraud and serious non-compliance, with a unique background as an accountant, lawyer, federal agent with the Australian Federal Police, and senior executive in government.

As a federal agent with the Australian Federal Police Simon investigated a number of high profile fraud matters, including HIH Insurance, Australia’s largest corporate collapse. During his time at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission he led teams of lawyers, accountants and investigators examining civil and criminal breaches of the Corporations Act, primarily in the financial services sector.

An experienced senior executive in the federal government, Simon has overseen the legal and compliance areas of large departments and in 2012 was appointed as Australia’s first National Gambling Regulator.