Corporate Profiles

Bill Cleghorn

Bill is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and qualified in 1967. He has held an Insolvency Licence since 1986.

Bill is one of two founding shareholders and Directors of Aver Corporate Advisory Services Ltd t/a Aver, Chartered Accountants where he is involved in both Financial and Economic Crime Investigations, Corporate Recovery and Proceeds of Crime Act Confiscation.

Between 1987 and 2001 he was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers and predecessor firms. From 2001 to September 2009, he was a partner in two London based practices, again involved in financial crime investigations, corporate recovery and forensic services. In the three years to 2009 much of this work related to the collapse of the financial sector and revolved round the asset management and hedge fund industry.

As an insolvency practitioner, he continues to take on cases where there may be an element of fraud, and where the insolvency legislation is used as part of the forensic investigation process. During his career, Bill has also carried out a large number of UK and overseas forensic accounting investigations, both of a criminal and civil nature. In addition he has given expert evidence in civil and criminal matters at courts both in the UK and abroad.

His work has covered a wide range of fraudulent activities such as investment fraud, money laundering, corruption, missing trader intra community fraud (MTiC) and employee fraud. Bill has also lectured extensively on both fraud related issues and money laundering in the UK, US, South Africa, Venezuela and Panama..

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