Aidan is the Head of the Asset Recovery Department for Wilsons Auctions Group. He is responsible for a diverse portfolio of law enforcement and government asset realisation contracts spread across the world. This includes advising, managing and realising all categories of seized assets, located worldwide, including crypto assets. A former Criminal Investigator for HM Revenue & Customs, Aidan has over 10 years financial investigation experience including tracing and realising assets seized under proceeds of crime and insolvency legislation. After qualifying as one of the UK’s youngest tax inspectors at 23 years old, Aidan went on to receive a Directors Award for Outstanding Achievement in Criminal Investigation for his role in securing a significant settlement in a complex tax investigation involving a high profile convicted murderer and an additional commendation for excellence in tax investigations in joint law enforcement activity involving the Security Services and overseas entities.
He also spent 2 years in Deloitte working in Restructuring Services managing a portfolio of insolvency and asset tracing assignments and during this time went on to obtain a ‘Certificate of Proficiency’ in Insolvency via Deloitte UK to compliment his experience in dealing with contentious asset management and realisation issues. In 2014, he joined Wilsons Auctions to lead the newly formed Asset Recovery Department. In 2019, he oversaw the world’s first public auctions, by a private sector company, of seized Bitcoin and Monero on behalf of law enforcement agencies in UK and Belgium.
An experienced speaker with a passion for all practical areas of asset recovery, Aidan advises domestic and overseas agencies on all aspects of effective asset management ranging from operational & pre-seizure planning considerations through to post enforcement issues, he also acts as a lecturer on asset recovery for the International Anti Corruption Academy in Vienna and provides training to overseas Asset Management Offices. In the last 12 months, Aidan has addressed law enforcement conferences & seminars at the request of the EU Commission (Brussels), OECD & FATF (Paris), Eurasian Economic Union (Moscow) and Global Asset Management Forum (Kiev) and the International Masters in Anti Corruption in Kuala Lumpur. He also represents the private sector on a number of overseas asset management workshops and is directly supporting international law enforcement activity on specific projects and training in locations such as Belgium, Bermuda, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Latvia, Armenia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria.
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