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Clariden Leadership Institute
Combating Corruption, Fraud and Bribery Masterclass (Sydney)
Sam Gibbins
GRC Solution
Sam Gibbins, GRC Solution

Sam Gibbins focuses on regulatory compliance in financial services and learning development in corporates. Being local to Singapore and having worked in Asia for 10 years, Sam has a deep understanding of cultural drivers and nuances for both regulatory and L&D successes.

With an extensive background in corporate training across compliance, anti-money laundering, financial crime and soft skills, Sam helps companies establish their training and development needs by reviewing their existing standards and processes, and offering guidance on areas for further improvement.

Sam has trained clients under the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) framework. He has worked on course and content design, development and delivery under multiple competency standard frameworks, including the Institute of Banking and Finance Standards (formerly FICS). In recent years, Sam has helped establish a number of financial services Compliance Academies.

Sam holds a diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and regularly speaks and produces content on this topic as well as other related regulatory topics. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment from the Institute of Adult Learning, and is an associate trainer with the Aventis School of Management and a corporate trainer with PD Training.

Program Summary

In this interactive and comprehensive 2-day executive program, you will be equipped with a well-rounded view on crucial issues of fraud, corruption, and bribery that will provide practical insights in combating it. This program will guide you in creating and implementing effective fraud prevention policy and procedures, as well as effective anti-bribery and anti-corruption program to prevent economic crime. In addition, you will master key techniques in conducting a corruption risk assessment that will help you identify corruption risk and ways to prevent it from damaging your organization. At the end of the 2-day program, you will be able to deploy an effective fraud investigation, a crucial step in cutting ties with the root of damaging fraud threats.

Programs, dates and locations are subject to change. In accordance with Clariden Global policy, we do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or disability in admission to our programs.


Fraud, Bribery and Corruption has been a severe issue around the globe. It has been consistently rated as the top four economic crimes based on the result from PwC’s 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey (GECS) and Australian organizations are predicting a higher likelihood of such economic crime to exacerbate over the next two years. While economic crimes continue to puzzle millions of organizations and cost trillions every year, it also leads to reputational damage, reduced employee morale, productivity and may suffer various other indirect harms. More than ever, a passive approach to detect and combat such economic crime is a sure recipe for economic crime.


Led by the program’s experienced faculty director, Sam Gibbins, a certified Compliance & Ethics Professional with Certificate in Combating Financial Crime, he will guide you guide you in creating and implementing effective fraud prevention policy and procedures, as well as effective anti-bribery and anti-corruption program to prevent economic crime. You will be equipped with a well-rounded view on crucial issues of fraud, corruption, and bribery that will provide practical insights in combating it. In addition, you will master key techniques in conducting a corruption risk assessment that will help you identify corruption risk and ways to prevent it from damaging your organization. At the end of the 2-day program, you will be able to deploy an effective fraud investigation, a crucial step in cutting ties with the root of damaging fraud threats.

What You Can Expect

  • Gain insights on the fraud triangle to safeguard your organization from potential fraud, corruption, and bribery
  • Master the latest regulations, standards, and frameworks on corruption that would help you to combat damage from corruption.
  • Employ proven fraud prevention policy and procedures to mitigate serious allegation against your organization
  • Conduct effective corruption risk assessment to determine the red flags in potential occurrences of corruption
  • Designing proven Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption program and successfully implement it
  • Responding to corruption allegation and mitigating the risk of further financial and reputation damage to your organization
  • Establish effective fraud investigation in recovering from the destruction

Who Will Benefit Most

Any Interviewer or Investigator, Compliance Officer, Auditor, Bank and Insurance Inspector, Corporate Risk Manager and Executive responsible for investigative interviewing including:

  • Fraud Prevention & Detection
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Loss / Claims Investigation
  • Risk Management
  • Legal / In-house Counsels
  • Security Agencies
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Auditing
  • Law Enforcement – Police, Immigration, Customs, Criminal Investigations

Program Outline

08:30 – 18:00 / 23 November 2017


Morning Session: Understand Fraud, Fraud Scheme and Red Flags and Strategy to Combat It

Definition of fraud

The impact of fraud on a company

  • International
  • Australia

Examination and discussion relative to various types of fraud likely to affect a company.

Asset misappropriation

  • Cash
  1. Theft of cash on hand
  2. Theft of cash receipts
  3. Skimming

    - Sales

    - Receivables

    - Refunds and other schemes

  4. Sales
  5. Receivables
  6. Refunds and other schemes
  7. Cash larceny
  8. Fraudulent disbursements
  9. Various billing schemes
  10. Various payroll schemes
  11. Expense reimbursement schemes
  12. Register transactions
  13. Alteration of payments (cheques, electronic transfers etc)
  • Inventory and other assets
  1. Misuse
  2. Theft
  • Financial Statement Fraud
  1. False declaration of net worth and/or net income

    - Methods of falsely increasing the value

    - Methods of falsely decreasing the value

  • Procurement
  1. Fraud in the procurement process
  2. Red flags to consider
  • Preventative measures


Afternoon Session: Insights on Corruption

Definition of corruption

Impact of corruption

  • Australia
  • Internationally

Supply and Demand aspects of corruption

High-risk areas

Preventative measures




08:30 – 18:00 / 24 November 2017


Morning Session: How to conduct an initial assessment – fact finding investigation

Preparing for the assessment process

What to consider

How to conduct a fact-finding investigation


  • What am I looking for?
  • Whom do I talk to?
  • Whom do I advise?
  • How do I speak to the various parties?
  • Should I speak to everyone involved?

Preparing the initial report


Afternoon Session: Designing and implementing effective anti-bribery and Anti-Corruption Program


  • Development of fraud prevention policies and procedures 
  1. What to address;
  2. Specific areas of concern
  • What are the legal requirements relative to corruption within Australia?
  1. Federal and State legislation

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Venue: InterContinental Sydney, Australia
Date: 23 - 24 November 2017
Faculty: Sam Gibbins
Early Bird 1: AU$2,395 by (14 August 2017)
Early Bird 2: AU$2,595 by (11 September 2017)
Regular Fee: AU$2,695
Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat
(1 discount scheme applies)
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