Simon Scales has over 30 years experience within both private and public sectors, having conducted major investigations all over the world. Recently, his experience has been concentrated within the emerging markets of South America, India and China, reinforcing operations also conducted in Europe, the USA, Africa and the Middle East.
Having previously worked within Financial, Public Utility and MNC environments, he also served as a Detective with the Metropolitan Police Service (New Scotland Yard) and also studied with the National Crime Faculty. Simon is an experienced Financial Investigator, an Advanced Investigative Interviewer and was the former Deputy Director Global Security & Compliance for TNT.
Simon is now the Director Global Investigations at TNT, holding a pan-Global responsibility for investigations into Fraud, Governance Compliance, eCrime, Intellectual Property Rights and Identity Theft matters (incorporating legal and regulatory authority liaison). Simon has been instrumental in developing robust investigative practices which have proven to be successful in many global jurisdictions and are now seen to be “best in class”, and has resulted in successfully attaining several awards and external recognition from external / public bodies. Additionally, Simon has developed “pre” and “post” specialist internal M&A Due Diligence services which ensure that the organisation acquires and retains sustainable and compliant added value, locally, regionally and internationally.
Educated in the UK, Simon is a Graduate of the University of Nottingham (Business School). Holding numerous management qualifications, he is a member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI), the Security Institute (MSyI), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), ASIS, European Institute of Corporate Security Managers (EICSM) and Conference Board (Corporate Security Network).
Simon has had articles published in leading global journals, newspapers and other international media, including The Times (UK), The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France), Washington Post (US), and has also appeared on the BBC and CNN.
In demand for his knowledge, experience and unique approach, he has spoken at many conferences and seminars for IIR, MIS, Jacob Fleming, Lexis Nexis, Informa, Conferences-Asia and Marcus Evans on the subjects of Fraud, Risk Management & Internal Control, Intellectual Property Rights, Identity Theft and eCrime.