Dick Gould has an extensive career within law enforcement across Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (and its previous incarnation HMCE), the Serious Fraud Office and now the National crime Agency.
Nearly two-thirds of his thirty years of service has been spent in the financial arena. Dick has been involved in some highly complex restraint and confiscation casework (including pre-Proceeds of Crime Act regimes), corporate and individual civil recovery (non-conviction based forfeiture) activity and cash and other valuables (e.g. gold bullion) seizures. His confiscation casework has covered criminality involving intellectual property rights through drugs and on to fraud, bribery and corruption and money laundering.
Dick has, as a result of his civil recovery knowledge relating to corporate civil recovery cases, been appointed as a Trustee for Civil Recovery by the High Court on six occasions. His expertise and experience in the investigation and asset recovery arena has been recognised by the courts, partner agencies (both domestic and international) and peers through commendations and national awards. He represents the NCA on cross government working groups that assess POCA performance, future legislative changes and the development of best practice.
Having spent 7 years at the SFO Dick moved to the NCA, as the Head of the UK Financial Investigation Network, in July 2015. In that role he was responsible for the bulk of the NCA’s accredited financial investigators and the NCA’s Head of Financial Investigation Profession.
Dick is a qualified international instructor/trainer and has led the UK contribution to the on-going capability building project related to the UAE Federal Anti-Money Laundering Units. Dick is the Senior Responsible Officer for, and member of, the Expert Laundering Evidence Programme (a cadre of officers drawn from across UK law enforcement who are recognised as experts by the courts in relation to money laundering); a role that he took on in late 2015. Dick is a member of the UK’s Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (a public/private partnership model) assisting the Trade Based Money Laundering Exports Group.
Dick is an assessor for the Financial Action Taskforce and much of his time over 2018 has been spent on the mutual evaluation of Israel.