Exiger, a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm, has appointed Robert Wilson as a director in the firm’s London office focusing on forensic accounting.

Wilson joins Exiger from the Financial Reporting Council Professional Discipline Team, where from 2014 to 2016 he investigated allegations of misconduct by accountants including investigations into the preparation and audit of financial statements for significant listed companies. He joined the FRC from GlaxoSmithKline, where he led an internal global investigations team responding to allegations of bribery and corruption.

He worked previously in IBM’s fraud investigation and data analytics team, where he advised clients on how to design and implement analytic systems to detect and prevent fraud including innovative ways to interrogate their Big Data. Wilson brings 23 years of experience in investigating complex fraud and financial investigations across multiple jurisdictions, including five years with the U.K. Serious Fraud Office and a career spanning a number of international professional services firms.

Wilson brings to Exiger a deep specialization in business strategy and change management from experience leading investigations relating to bribery, corruption and fraud, and working closely with in-house and external investigative teams. At Exiger, he will be responsible for analysing, benchmarking and reforming internal client controls to help prevent economic crime, advising companies on how to improve their standards of compliance and conducting fraud and bribery forensic investigations.