Kate Wilson is an ex Merseyside Police Detective. The latter half of her career was spent specialising in financial crime working on overt and covert criminal investigations targeting organised crime groups. She was also a practitioner in the practical application of the Proceeds of Crime Act and development of financial intelligence.
Kate was a financial investigator and mentor to financial investigators, gaining accreditation by the National Crime Agency.
Kate has obtained a MA degree with Merit in Financial Crime and Financial Investigation (FIFC) studying at Teesside University. Having a keen intertest in the synonymous relationship between organised crime and financial crime she combined her experiential knowledge with academic research to produce her dissertation entitled; The Exacerbation of Criminal Endeavour – An analysis of the Exploitation of Corporate Structures by Organised Crime Groups in the Facilitation of Money Laundering.
Following 13.5 years policing service, Kate concluded her policing career working at the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit seeking to explore opportunities in the Private Sector. She continues to read literature on organised crime, financial crime and cybercrime and is a keen advocate of Public-Private partnership working. Kate has now successfully transferred her skillset to work in the information security industry.