2024 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Anthony Usher

HMRC Fraud Investigation Service, UK

Head of Threat Management


Anthony is Head of Threat Management, a deputy directorate of HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service.  This cross-cutting role is responsible for setting the direction for tackling risks and threats that cost the UK more than £6bn each year, ensuring that intelligence and investigation resources are deployed for maximum impact. Until recently, Anthony was Head of Organised Crime Operations (South of England & Wales), leading around 1,000 civil and criminal investigation staff working on a range of high harm frauds and money laundering cases.  This role involved working closely with domestic and international Law Enforcement partners, tackling organisations involved in Serious Organised Crime—including working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service to secure lengthy sentences for fraudsters. Anthony read law (LLB) and has a Masters in Intelligence & International Security.  He has a background in intelligence analysis, as well as leading data and technology-focused teams.  He was previously Head of HMRC’s Cybercrime & Digital Forensics capability and also managed HMRC’s primary compliance data exploitation and risking tools, supporting ~5,000 users.  He has experience of working with public and private organisations on major change initiatives, including delivering multi-million-pound programmes; he has also led a number of innovation drives, including establishing HMRC’s first Research & Development Laboratory in the wake of the Panama Papers.

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