Intelligence and Investigation Talent Moves (15 September)

Ken Chan
3 min readSep 15, 2020

With the passage of time, some change and some do not.

This photo of Beijing skyline goes viral in WeChat groups. It was taken by Tom van Dillen, a Dutch consultant living in Beijing, and was first posted on his Twitter on 9 September.

The old bricks on both sides tell the shooting location, yes, the Great Wall of China. This is an unknown spot at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which is more than 55km (linear distance) from the CBD of Beijing. The most notable landmark in the middle of photo is China Zun, the newly built skyscraper.

No doubt it will soon become a popular photo/ TikTok shooting spot. The above similar shot was taken by photographer 摄影师周博 at the same location, posted on Weibo two days later.

Next, we continue to look at some of the personnel changes in the intelligence, investigation and consultancy industry. The information is obtained through our sources as well as research of LinkedIn, Glassdoor, corporate and news websites etc.

  • In July, we reported that director Richard Clarke left Forensic Risk Alliance. According to his LinkedIn profile, he joined UK Financial Reporting Council as a forensic accountant.
  • We reported in August that partner Mark Califano left Nardello & Co. According to his LinkedIn profile, he joined law firm Dentons as partner.
  • In the last newsletter, we shared that Budi Santoso and Paul Lyons left Kroll and K2 Intelligence respectively. Budi is joining PwC as director in Indonesia, while Paul is launching his own firm PLy Consulting in UK.
  • FTI Consulting appointed Steve Morgan and Donald Good as managing directors in the cybersecurity practice. Steve was the chief of security at 10 Downing Street for the British Prime Minister, and served at UK Ministry of Defense. Donald was the head of cyber fraud fusion center and intelligence strategy at Citi, and formerly a deputy assistant director of FBI’s cyber division.
  • After 15 years of leadership roles at UK Ministry of Defence, Joshua Segall joined Hakluyt, as a…