Director, Forensic Risk Alliance
Sarah Wrigley is a director based in FRA’s London office. She has over 20 years’ experience in complex, cross-jurisdictional investigations, including financial crime and sanctions, regulatory issues and accounting irregularities. She has worked across a range of industries, with a focus on financial services. Prior to joining FRA, Sarah was the Africa and Middle East regional head of financial crime intelligence and investigations for Standard Chartered Bank. Sarah led the bank’s investigation response in the region to global financial crime issues generating media and regulatory scrutiny. She led a team developing proactive intelligence on emerging financial crime themes covering money laundering and predicate offences, terrorist financing and potential sanctions breaches to identify and investigate higher risk clients.
Sarah previously spent 11 years in the forensic accounting team of a Big Four firm, and has led investigations into corporate and procurement fraud, embezzlement, regulatory breaches, accounting misstatements and bribery and corruption. Sarah is a UK-qualified chartered accountant, a certified fraud examiner, a certified anti-money laundering specialist and a certified global sanctions specialist.