Charlie Patrick is a partner at FRA and chartered accountant with over 21 years’ experience working in forensic accounting, investigations and compliance.
Charlie has extensive experience as a forensic accountant and investigator, working for UK based and global businesses across a range of industries ranging from retailers to banks. He has wide international experience with over seven years working outside of the UK.
In 2004, he started to work on anti-bribery and corruption investigations and compliance which has been a key focus since.
He has run numerous risk reviews and assessments of company anti-bribery and anti-fraud procedures and controls, including as part of proposed M&A transactions. He has led over 75 investigations into allegations of fraud and misdemeanour in the UK, across Europe and globally and has provided anti-bribery and anti-fraud training in over a dozen countries.
Prior to joining FRA, Charlie trained as an accountant with KPMG and worked for KPMG forensic until May 2015. This included five years establishing and leading the forensic accounting team in central and eastern Europe, as well as two years as EMA head of anti-bribery and corruption. Charlie has also appeared as a witness of fact in the UK High Court, and as an expert accounting witness in a criminal prosecution and international arbitrations.
Charlie has a first-class degree in metallurgy, economics and management from Oxford University, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.