About Us
The UK Identity Fraud Advisory (UKIFA) is a social enterprise founded in 2020 to help protect individuals and support businesses. The founding members are Robert Brooker, Gavin Burton, Alastair Treharne, and Keith Rosser.
Alastair Treharne

Alastair Treharne

Alastair is an expert advisor on digital identity with a background in business, political and security risk, working on UK and international initiatives across the humanitarian, development, public and private sector. Alastair work has recently focused on digital identity, biometrics, identity fraud and cybersecurity advising the UK Government, United Nations and World Bank; US federal agencies including the US Treasury, the United States Digital Service, Department for Homeland Security; the Canadian Treasury Department; the Australian Government’s digital service; European Commission eID activities.

Gavin Burton

Gavin Burton

Gavin served for over 25 years as a career detective in the Metropolitan Police.  He has extensive multi agency partnership experience and was formerly the operational lead for the Amberhill identity team.  This involved collating and sharing false identity intelligence in order to prevent fraud and safeguard vulnerable members of society.  During this time he also received training from the National Document Fraud Unit on counterfeit and forged identity documents.  After leaving the police Gavin worked in the identity validation industry on a strategic commercial basis. He currently works as an identity consultant and trainer and has a vast amount of knowledge around identity validation techniques, technology and how this supports identity assurance, brand protection and risk mitigation.  

Robert Brooker

Robert Brooker

Robert Brooker is Head of Forensics and Fraud at PKF GM and formerly Head of Fraud at Transport for London (“TfL”). He is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (“ACFS”), trained Financial Investigator and Wicklander - Zulawski qualified.

Robert has led disciplinary and criminal investigations, concerning Fraud, Bribery and Corruption, security breaches, cybercrime, intellectual property breaches and procurement allegations. He has worked in the private, public and not for profit sector within fraud, bribery and corruption, in addition to Fraud Risk Management for over 20 years. Robert is also Chair of the London Fraud Forum, a public/private partnership dedicated to best practice in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, bribery and corruption.

Keith Rosser

Keith Rosser

Keith is a Group Director of the world's largest family-owned recruitment business, REED, and is Director of Reed Screening, a large pre-employment vetting business within the group. Having founded the business in 2012, it was last year the fastest growing commercial business within the REED Group. Keith is also responsible for REED Group's risk and corporate governance agenda, sitting on the Audit & Risk Committee at Board level.

Keith has over 5 years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director, both at Disclosure Scotland an executive agency of Scottish Government and Glasgow Clyde College. Within industry Keith is a Council Member of the European global pre-employment vetting trade association, the PBSA. Keith also Chairs the Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB) which represents industry with the 3 UK criminal record checking agencies, including the DBS. Keith is an Advisory Board Member of Cifas, the UK's fraud prevention organisation. Keith is the Chair of Release Scotland, which works with Scottish Government on criminal record reforms, representing the business voice in the debate around employing people with convictions and recently supported the launch of the Management of Offenders Bill.

Keith is a labour market expert, Chair of both SAFERjobs, a charity founded by the Metropolitan Police that tackles labour market exploitation targeting vulnerable workers, and the first cross-Government labour market association, ASCOR, comprising (amongst others) Care Quality Commission, Home Office, trade unions, and BEIS.

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