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Dean Newlan
MCorpLaw, RMIT | BCom, Melbourne
Professional Credentials: 
Associate memberships, CPA Australia, ACFE, AIPI | Licensed Private Investigator (Victoria)

Dean is a forensic accounting specialist with more than twenty-five years’ experience. He was appointed a Partner of McGrathNicol in January 2006 after leading KPMG’s forensic practice in Melbourne for 11 years. Prior to this, Dean spent several years in KPMG’s Corporate Recovery Division following ten years' service with the Victoria Police including more than four years with the CIB Fraud Squad where he was involved in a large number of fraud-related investigations and prosecutions. Dean retired from the McGrathNicol partnership in June 2013 following which he was retained by the firm as a consultant to the national forensic group. Dean’s forensic experience includes investigation into major corporate collapses and workplace fraud and misconduct in business, quantification of loss in commercial disputes, complex funds tracing and fraud and misconduct control. A particular focus of Dean’s investigation work in recent years has been the provision of assistance to the police in the investigation and prosecution of workplace fraud. Dean was an independent member of the Audit Committee of the Municipal Association of Victoria for seven years including two years as Chair of the Committee. He has lectured in Forensic Accounting at under-graduated and post-graduate level at the University of Melbourne since 2005 and for CPA Australia since 2007. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne. In 2013, Dean completed a period as visiting scholar at the Queensland University of Technology and he previously completed a period as ‘Executive-in-Residence’ at the Universtiy of Melbourne. Dean was the Chair of the Working Party formed by Standards Australia that produced Australia’s Fraud and Corruption Control Standard (AS 8001-2008). He was principle author of the standard. He is a foundation member (1995) of the Australian Institute of Professional Investigators and is a past national and Victorian Chapter President and current national treasurer. Dean is a member of the Victorian Security Industry Advisory Council and a member of the MBA Advisory Committee of the Central Queensland University.

Further information on Dean’s engagement experience, qualifications and memberships can be found here.