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Insurance Ireland SIU (Special Investigations Unit) Training Event 2017


Date & Time: Friday, 28th April, 2017 from 08.15am to 12.55pm

Venue: Blue Room, Lansdowne Rugby Club (next to the Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4)

RSVP: Please register to Amanda Garland – before Friday, 14th April, 2017.


We can confirm that the Insurance Institute of Ireland (III) have accredited this event for CPD purposes. Full CPD hours will be communicated at the event.



8.15am Registration – Tea and Coffee/Refreshments

Open Derek Trower,

RSA Insurance & Chairman of Insurance Ireland Anti-Fraud Forum

9.05am SIU Case Study Presentation 1 – Wayne Kennedy, Liberty - “A picture tells a different story”



SIU Case Study Presentation 2 – Joe Marshall, Zurich - “The mugging that wasn’t”


Keynote 1 – Peter Wilmshurst, consultant cardiologist, NHS - "Corruption in medicine"


SIU Case Study Presentation 3 – Padraig Lyons, FBD - “Let’s make money”


SIU Case Study Presentation 4 – Julie Tracey, RSA - “Alternative Facts”

11.00am Refreshments Break / Networking

Keynote 2 – Colm Featherstone, Fraud Investigations Manager, AXA Insurance - Insurance Fraud "A Criminal Perspective"


SIU Case Study Presentation 5 – Philip O’Connor, Aviva - “It’s a knockout!”


Keynote 3 – Neil Relihan, Manager Cyber Security Consulting, PwC - “Preparing for the inevitable”


Close from Derek Trower, RSA Insurance & Chairman of Insurance Ireland Anti-Fraud Forum



Derek Trower, RSA Insurance & Chairman of the Insurance Ireland Anti-Fraud Forum 

Derek is the Head of Specialist and Complex Claims for RSA Insurance Ireland a position he has held since June 2015. His responsibilities include management of high value casualty and property claims, special investigation as well as other specialist claim types. He is also a member of the RSA Business Management Team.

Derek joined the Anti-Fraud Forum in 2015 and took over as Chairman in July 2016.
  Peter Wilmshurst, consultant cardiologist, NHS.

In the mid 1980s, when Peter was a junior doctor, he reported misconduct by a pharmaceutical company that attempted to falsify research in the UK and was marketing an ineffective and unsafe drug in developing countries. As a result of his actions the drug was withdrawn worldwide.

Since then he has investigated and reported other cases of misconduct in research and clinical practice in the UK and other countries. His actions have resulted in retraction of fraudulent research and dismissal of those guilty and removal of some doctors from the UK Medical Register.

Peter has defended three legal cases resulting from him raising concerns about a medical device before the company went into liquidation.  
  Colm Featherstone, Fraud Investigations Manager, AXA Insurance,  LLB (Hons), APA.

Colm is the Fraud Investigation Manager at the Special Investigation Unit in AXA Insurance. He has held that role since November 2012, and  also sits on the Insurance Ireland, Anti- Fraud Forum.

Colm joined AXA following retirement  from An Garda Siochana  where he had held the position of  Detective Superintendent at the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.  
  Neil Relihan, Manager Cyber Security Consulting, PwC

Neil is a Manager in PwC’s Cyber Security Consulting team. Over 9 years’ experience in Information Security across Architecture, Consultancy and Engineering fields. Neil has worked in a wide range of industries and sectors including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Energy, and Government.

Prior to joining PwC, Neil worked as a Security Architecture Manager for a global Financial Services organisation. Assisted the business globally in using a risk based approach to secure IT systems from current and emerging threats during development and maintenance cycles. Determined security requirements for global IT projects. Assisted in the development and refresh of global strategy for information security. Prepared global IT security standards and reference architecture. Assisted in the development of policies and procedures. 


This Insurance Ireland Event is open to Insurance Ireland members only or by invitation from our CEO.


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