Priya is a specialist in financial crime investigations & compliance with over 25 years experience. She is passionate about her area of expertise and enjoys spending time with clients to solve their most complex and sensitive matters.
She has led complex regulatory, financial and fraud investigations covering organised, white collar and financial crime on behalf of organisations globally including financial institutions, corporates, regulators and law enforcement agencies. She helps clients to establish the facts, consider punitive strategies, recover losses and tighten controls. Priya has written reports used for legal proceedings and given evidence in Court on matters she has investigated.
Priya also helps clients on a proactive basis to assess and manage the risk of financial crime. Her experience as an investigator gives her insight in to how money laundering and bribery & corruption can occur within organisations and the controls required to manage this risk effectively. She is an experienced Skilled Person and has worked successfully with firms under s166 instructions by focusing on pragmatic and proportionate solutions. Priya has successfully worked with some of the largest global banks through to small branches of overseas banks in the UK.
Prior to joining Guidehouse, Priya most recently led the UK Financial Crime Risk Management team at Promontory, an IBM company, where she worked with several branches and subsidiaries of high-risk jurisdiction banks to assess their financial crime systems and controls, including skilled person appointments. Priya also held multiple senior roles at KPMG during the course of her career, including as Partner focused on Forensic and Risk Consulting and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG Forensic.
Priya was seconded to the UK Assets Recovery Agency as its first in-house forensic accountant, where she advised on civil recovery and criminal confiscation cases leading to successful asset recovery.