Charlie Dickin

Consultant (Strategic)

Charlie Dickin is a former senior police officer retiring from the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in 2009 as Deputy Director.

Seconded to the Senior Civil Service at the Home Office in 2001, he devised and delivered the UK Training Programme for Financial Investigation and supported the set up of the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) where he was appointed Head of the Financial Investigation Centre of Excellence and later the Director of Operations.

As Operations Director he led the Agency in the use of the new civil recovery and taxation asset recovery powers, successfully negotiating a number of substantial civil recovery settlements and judgements both in the UK and overseas before being appointed as Deputy Director for the Intervention Directorate in the SOCA, which had oversight of the UK FIU, the SOCA International network and both the Asset Recovery and Cyber – Crime Divisions.

Charlie has also worked closely with the European Commission, Council of Europe and TAIEX on a series of anti-money laundering programmes across the EU Member states.

He remains a member of the EU expert working group on confiscation.

In 2009 he moved into the private sector as a Managing Director with FTI Consulting and then with KPMG LLP, continuing his close collaboration with the Home Office and law enforcement on asset recovery and financial crime.

Specialist Skills

Training design and delivery (financial and fraud investigation), operational effectiveness, strategic review and evaluation.

Countries in Which Employed

UK and Ireland, USA, Cyprus, Russian States, Lithuania, Thailand, Belgium, France, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Bangladesh, Channel Islands, Romania, Latvia, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Barbados, Montenegro, Mauritius and Czech Republic.