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Les Dobie

Forename: Les

Surname: Dobie

Job title: Head of Counter Fraud Training




Les is CIPFA's Head of Counter Fraud Training and has over 30 years’ experience in economic crime investigation and fraud risk management in both the public and private sectors.


Les began his career in law enforcement but moved into the private sector where he worked for a number of large professional services firms. He has investigated large scale frauds, including the UK end of the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, one of the biggest frauds ever committed. In the last decade he was head of external investigations for the government's Coal Miners' Compensation Scheme, at £9bn the world's biggest industrial compensation scheme.

More recently he has dealt with fraud and corruption cases abroad and led a number of regulatory investigations for the Insolvency Service. He also has recent experience of large-scale health care fraud and corruption, involving organised crime. Between 2011 and 2013, Les carried out a number of fraud risk management assignments for local and central government, including a number of large London boroughs, OFGEM, DECC and the Home Office.