Director Profiles

Glenda Paul | IRS

GLENDA PAUL


GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR OF IRS FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

Glenda has over 20 years' experience in investigations. Glenda is an ex SA Police member having completed her training in 1995. Her last posting was in the Elite JHB Flying Squad. She has received an Outstanding Performance Award from SAPS (1996), amongst others, for her contribution to policing in the Umkomaas district (award issued from the KZN Minister of Safety & Security, Mr N Singh MEC).

She has 10 years' experience in fraud and financial restitution duties at two of South Africa's largest retail banks and for South Africa's largest private bank. Glenda is recognised by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators as a law enforcement and credit card fraud specialist.

Glenda has the following post graduate qualifications:
  • Program in Financial Management - WITS Business School
  • Program in Commercial Crime and Anti-Corruption Investigation - UNISA (with distinction)
  • Program in Forensic and Investigative Auditing - UNISA
  • Program in Corporate Governance - University of Pretoria

Glenda is registered with the Private Security Industry Authority as a private investigator.
Chad Thomas | IRS

CHAD THOMAS


GROUP OPERATIONS DIRECTOR OF IRS FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

Chad has over 20 years' experience in law enforcement. He was a member of the Special Investigations component of the South African Corps of Military Police before transferring to the intelligence corps.

Chad worked during the CODESA period leading up to the 1994 first democratic elections in an intelligence and investigative capacity. Chad received the achiever of the month award in April 1994, the month of the first democratic elections, for his investigations that led to the successful arrest and conviction of persons wanting to derail the elections. Upon leaving the South African Corps of Military Police, Chad received the prestigious Officer Commanding Merit Award for outstanding service to the Witwatersrand Command Provost Unit.

Chad is an Associate of the Arbitration Association of Southern Africa (AASA). He is a graduate of The South African Institute of Corporate Fraud Management and a graduate of the South African Institute of Security.

Chad has completed the following courses:
  • Security Management - Damelin
  • Program in Corporate Governance - University of Pretoria
  • Corporate Fraud Management - SAICFM in association with GIBS
  • Managing Political Risks in a Global Political Economy - University of Pretoria
  • Combatting Fraud and Corruption - University of Pretoria

He is the recipient of security industry Gold Medal of Valour 1998 and was nominated for Mail & Guardian "Drivers of Change Award" in 2008. Chad is recognised as a fraud investigator by the South African Institute of Corporate Fraud Management and has a grade A recognition from the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority.



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