The U.K. Serious Fraud Office has named Emir Feisal and Martin Spencer as non-executive directors. Both were appointed following an open competition and join existing non-executive directors Ruth Evans and Tony Osbaldiston, the SFO announced.
Feisal is a chartered accountant and fraud examiner and spent most of his career as associate managing editor at the Sunday Times, where he was responsible for the organization’s finances. He has held a wide variety of board-level posts, including at St Georges Hospital, the Council of the Inns of Court, and the Bar Tribunal Adjudication Service.
Alongside his non-executive director commitments, Feisal sits as a commissioner for the Judicial Appointments Commission, selecting candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals, and as a magistrate in the adult and family courts.
Spencer has a background in economics, technology consulting, and business transformation. He is currently senior vice president at NTT DATA, a global IT services business.
Previously, Spencer has held U.K. and European leadership roles with Capgemini and KPMG Consulting. He was also a director at Detica, the international business and technology consulting firm specializing in data analytics and information intelligence. Spencer is also a non-executive director at the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the NHS Counter Fraud Authority.
Feisal and Spencer first took up their roles at the SFO in March 2019, according to the announcement.