Ankura welcomes Lee Hale, Jonathan Brown and Richard Indge

05 April 2022 2 min. read
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Global consulting firm Ankura has boosted its team in London with three new Senior Managing Directors. Lee Hale, Jonathan Brown and Richard Indge join the firm’s Risk, Forensics & Compliance practice.

The trio of new joiners all focus on the forensic accounting, financial investigations, and financial crime offerings of Ankura, and arrive at a time of heightened demand for these services, said Steve Richards, who leads Ankura’s Risk, Forensics & Compliance practice globally.

“The importance of a strong senior team of forensic accounting, sanctions, and anti-financial crime experts in our business has never been more important at a time when business risk and complexity has increased. The addition of Lee, Jonathan, and Richard strengthens our proposition,” he said.

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Lee Hale joins Ankura from Deutsche Bank, where he was Global Head of Anti Money-Laundering and Sanctions. Earlier, he held executive roles in the financial crime space at HSBC and Barclays.

At Ankura, Hale focuses on delivering Anti-Money Laundering sanctions, bribery and corruption and fraud solutions to clients. He specialises in developing and implementing end-to-end financial crime controls, which involve complex technology deployments.

Jonathan Brown most recently worked for risk consultancy firm Control Risks, where he led the investigations and forensic technology practice for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region and was global lead for the Sports Integrity & Compliance practice. Earlier, he spent around a decade at Big Four firm EY.

Brown has undertaken investigations and compliance projects in over 50 countries and has worked for enforcement agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office and the UK’s insolvency regulator. He specialises in multi-jurisdictional matters, relating to fraud, corruption, and complex accounting issues.

Richard Indge joins Ankura from EY, where he spent thirteen years, latterly as a partner and global head of the Claims & Disputes Services practice. He advises clients and provide expert testimony on accounting, valuation and damages quantum in dispute resolution. This includes acting in commercial litigation, international arbitration and expert determinations for clients across a range of industry sectors and jurisdictions.

Earlier in his career, he spent eight years at Grant Thornton and KPMG.

“Ankura’s growth story allows us to continuously attract some of the industry’s best talent and we are certain our new colleagues’ excellent reputations in the market, rooted in their deep expertise and experience, will take our offering to the next level, providing our clients with unmatched forensic accounting support,” said Kevin Lavin, Chief Executive Officer at Ankura.