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Michael George – Managing Director

Michael is the founder and managing director of Millbank Solutions. He is a former specialist police detective and leader in covert counter-terrorism operations, intelligence gathering, surveillance and complex investigation. He has been involved in high profile operations both within the UK and overseas during service in HM Forces, local, regional and national police units and whilst working with government departments. He now oversees our company development and delivery of services, across a broad range of industries around the world.

Bringing together the risk, intelligence, investigation and training services under one roof makes us an easy choice for clients. It is Michael’s ambition for Millbank Solutions to become a global market leader by building trust, working ethically and whilst remaining flexible and accessible.

Michael is a keen motorsport fan, an RFU qualified rugby union referee and when the weather is fair,
he may be found playing golf badly at a course near you.

Dan Bettison – Senior Consultant Investigator

Dan is a Senior Consultant Investigator at Millbank Solutions and our lead consultant. His primary role is to ensure our clients receive exceptional, effective service whatever their requirements and wherever they are in the world. Where required, he carefully co-ordinates our team of trusted associates, strategic partners and in-house specialists, bringing together a broad range of expertise from the public and private sectors.

He has enjoyed over 22 years policing experience, working throughout the UK and across multiple disciplines including counter-terrorism, serious and organised crime, intelligence, covert operations and the command
of major events.

During any rare downtime, Dan can be found quality assessing fish and chips whilst wandering in North Yorkshire coastal resorts.

Kat Caudrelier – Director of Intelligence

Kat is the Director of Intelligence at Millbank Solutions. She is a former government analyst and has spent most of her career working across a variety of high-profile investigations. Her work has seen Kat delivering training overseas in all aspects of intelligence gathering, reporting and information handling (digital and conventional). She also has a vast amount of experience in conducting online investigations. Kat is fluent in French and has delivered several comprehensive due diligence reports and analytical projects, where clients have interests in French-speaking countries.

Kat is also the CEO of Translive Global, a translation, transcription and interpretation company, meaning we are able to provide services and documentation globally, without compromise due to language or cultural barriers.

Kat’s knowledge and expertise of intelligence analysis on a global scale means Millbank Solutions can provide high quality and trusted service for any risk, intelligence or investigative requirement.

Kat is a committed francophile, so much so, she married the first French man who could cook her a tartiflette.

Simon Darby – Senior Consultant Investigator

Simon is a former police officer, one of the northeast’s most reputable and respected private investigators and an investigative consultant at Millbank Solutions. He is also the owner and principal investigator at SD Legal Services, a company that he founded to support the work of the legal industry across the region. His dogged determination and ingenuity when tasked with tracing and locating assets, has seen Simon become the go-to enquiry agent for many law firms.

Simon plays a key role in the oversight and coordination of investigations, ensuring that clients remain well informed and the evidential product provided to our barristers during private prosecutions is not only admissible but of a high standard. He understands the difficulties and pitfalls that can be faced during such cases and tackles them head-on utilising his many years of experience and understanding of the judicial system.

When he has some down-time, Simon enjoys a good BBQ, spending time with his family and holidays in the sun.

Mark Heffer – Senior Consultant Financial Investigator

Mark is a Financial Crime Consultant, Accredited Financial Investigator and former Detective Constable.

He served for over 25 years as a Police Detective and Accredited Financial Investigator with the Serious and Organised Crime Branch under the auspices of the National Crime Agency. He specialised in money laundering, complex fraud, human trafficking, drug trafficking, bribery/corruption and International Asset Recovery. He has a distinguished record of convictions as a result of complex and protracted investigations. He is experienced in all aspects of POCA, money laundering, confiscation, restraint, and SARs. He is experienced in the conduct and preparation of s.16 Statements to be used in Confiscation resulting from Private Prosecutions.

He is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist Trainer with the University of Portsmouth Centre for Counter Fraud and teaches the ACFS Course to Government and Local Authorities and has designed and delivered Anti Money Laundering (AML) training to trainee officers & non-law enforcement government agencies. He has also trained government analysts and Home Office staff in intelligence and investigation.

He consults to City Counter Fraud Units and is a specialist in investigating Organised Crime Groups (OCG’s) here in the UK and Overseas. He delivers training in Financial Investigation, AML, Bribery & Corruption here in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Mark currently oversees financial investigations in the corporate sector and is experienced in conducting whistleblowing and internal investigations. He is HEAT trained and has led fraud and corruption investigations in African jurisdictions and complex environments, delivering bespoke reports and recommendations to the corporate sector. He has a reputation for bringing a ‘real world’, hands-on approach to his consulting work.

Mark also enjoys getting lost in the hills around his beloved Devon and Cornwall region.

John Graham – Senior Consultant Financial Investigator

John is a former police detective who excelled across various roles during his 30-year career including within organised crime, counter-corruption, economic crime and major crime investigation. He found his niche as a nationally accredited financial investigation specialist, also mentoring and training other police investigators across the UK. He became successfully involved in some of the most high profile cases in the history of his home Force.

John not only leads on our fraud and financial investigations but also utilises his skills across numerous other tasks including, financial intelligence, open-source intelligence, general investigations and training.

You may see John walking in the hills and countryside of northeast England, which is where he enjoys spending his downtime. If you do, kindly point him in the right direction.