Accounting and consulting firm BDO has expanded its forensic services team in the UK with two experienced consultants: Gavin Williamson and Cathie Cameron. Both Williamson and Cameron will be based in BDO’s London headquarters.
Gavin Williamson joins from counterpart Deloitte, where he was a director in its Forensic service line. Williamson, who has been appointed as partner at BDO, specialises in multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption investigations. In addition, he has extensive experience in the preparation of independent analysis reports for the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, the US Department of Justice, English county courts and the High Court. “BDO is a top tier forensic firm,” says Williamson. “The forensic practice compares to any of the Big Four audit firms and that was a real selling point for me.”
Cathie Cameron has 25 years of experience in providing expert witness services in damages calculation, forensic accounting and business valuation. She joins BDO as Director from her own US consultancy business. Prior to that she held consultancy roles at global Berkeley Research Group and the now bankrupt LECG.
"Gavin and Cathie's combined global experiences will greatly strengthen our offering and add a depth of knowledge to our global proposition. Gavin's experience with forensic methodologies and asset tracing and Cathie's knowledge of dispute resolution and expert witness cases will further bolster our in-house skill set. I look forward to working with them," comments Gervase MacGregor, head of international advisory, risk and quality at BDO.
The hires form part of BDO’s ambitious plans for growth in the field of forensic services, confirms MacGregor. As a result of increasing (digital) fraud the demand for institutional and corporate investigations is booming, providing BDO and other services firms with large potential for growth.