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Nick Downing

Director | Economic Crime Specialist

Nick is leading Deloitte’s development of services which will support clients with serious and organised crime investigations and to effectively tackle illicit finance and fraud. He provides government and public sector organisations with specialist advice on areas like international fraud, the fraud ecosystem, asset recovery, and handling whistleblowing allegations.

Nick joined Deloitte after working as part of the executive team at CIFAS, UK Leaders in Fraud Prevention, and a distinguished 30-year career in law enforcement. He was formerly the Assistant Chief Constable, Head of Serious, Organised and Economic Crime for Kent and Essex Police.

As one of the UKs most senior detectives, Nick was the National Policing lead for Financial Investigation and Proceeds of Crime, leading a campaign across policing to maximise the use of financial intelligence, co-chairing the Strategic Asset Recovery Group, reporting into the Economic Crime and Security Minister whilst also overseeing the policing response to the 2018 FATF Mutual Evaluation.

Nick was the former Metropolitan Police Strategic Lead for Proceeds of Crime and previously authored the Fraud prevention strategy for London. He was the National Policing lead to combat Serious, Organised and Economic Crime at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.