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Kaley Crossthwaite, ACA, Partner

Executive Summary

Kaley is a chartered accountant and a Partner in the Forensic Services department at BDO UK and leads the Fraud and Financial Investigations team. She has been conducting investigations for the last 18 years. She is also Head of our Forensic Technology team and has a strong interest in and knowledge of technology used as part of investigations – particularly the use of e-disclosure within litigation proceedings.

Throughout her career, Kaley has led large investigations both in the public and private sector and acted as Secretary to the Companies Act investigation in to the collapse of MG Rover and related companies.  She specialises in internal investigations, shadow investigations and fraud and corruption prevention.

Kaley has a regulatory background having spent 18 months on secondment to Companies Investigations Branch at the DTI, being appointed several times as an Inspector to investigate insider dealing. She has liaised with and worked alongside government and regulatory bodies including the SFO, FSA, Ministry of Justice and various police forces. She has led investigations in many sectors including pharmaceuticals and healthcare, construction, automotive, media, shipping and logistics.

Kaley regularly speaks at conferences on fraud and investigations. Kaley also publishes the BDO FraudTrack report twice a year which highlights trends in reported fraud.  She is also a regular contributor to other journals and press publications.

Kaley has a strong interest in people and led BDO's Talent Management Programme which offers bespoke career development for employees.

Kaley is ranked for her work within a number of Who’s Who Legal Guides to experts within a range of fields, including Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery: Experts. She has received praise from the directory including:

  • Kaley is “a star” with considerable proficiency in fraud and regulatory investigations
  • Kaley Crossthwaite is a high-quality expert in forensic accounting matters, including internal investigations.”