Ian R Henderson CISA FCA specialises in providing support to organisations dealing with the challenges of suspected fraud, digital evidence and the disclosure of electronic documents.
Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984 and then specialised in corporate investigations and computer audit. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and and active member of the IT Faculty and the Forensic & Expert Witness Group. Ian is also an Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has considerable experience in the forensic examination of laptops, desktop computers, servers and other electronic devices.
He has been trained in forensic computer procedures and has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and the civil procedure rules relating to the disclosure of electronic documents. He has been invited to speak at over 20 conferences worldwide on a variety of fraud, security and e-disclosure topics.
Ian has also been responsible for over 30 major fraud investigations and has directly facilitated substantial financial recoveries as a result of examining the digital evidence. He has been appointed as the Court's computer expert in civil cases in both England and Scotland and has given evidence as a forensic computer expert in numerous civil and criminal cases, including a major terrorism trial at the Old Bailey. Ian was also selected as a contributing author to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners "Fraud Casebook".
Ian uses forensic techniques that match or exceed the standards found in Police High Tech Crime units and complies with the Association of Chief Police Officers guidance for computer based evidence.
Cases where Ian has been instructed as an Expert Witness include:
- Sienna Miller v News Group Newspapers and Others (High Court – Chancery Division)
- Kelly Hoppen v News International and Others (High Court – Chancery Division)
- Chris Cairns v Lalit Modi (High Court – Queen’s Bench Division)
- R v Baines & Baines (Isle of Man – High Court)
- MIS Ltd v Google Inc (High Court - Queen’s Bench Division)
- R v Samantha Jeffcoat (Maidstone Crown Court – instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service)
- Sir Martin Sorrell v Benatti and Others (High Court – Queen’s Bench Division)
- Martha Greene v Associated Newspapers and Peter Wright (Court Of Appeal - Civil Division)
- GE Commercial Finance v Messrs. Gee and Others (High Court – Queen’s Bench Division)
- R v Mustapha Taleb and Others (Central Criminal Court)
Prior to moving into the private sector in 1998, Ian was Head of Investigations at the UK’s largest Financial Services Regulator. Immediately before this, he was Manager of the Investigations Department at Lloyd's of London with responsibility for investigating fraud and misconduct world-wide.
Ian has recently given evidence to an UK Parliamentary Select Committee and also been interviewed at length by BBC Panorama in relation to a high profile investigation he was involved with.