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Charli Curran

Senior Director

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London, England EC2R 7HJ

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Charli Curran is a Senior Director at Ankura based in London. She has 10 years of experience in both criminal and corporate investigations and specializes in investigating highly sensitive issues relating to workplace conduct and human rights.


Charli has extensive experience conducting and advising on investigations into behavioral misconduct including sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, and retaliation. She also has expertise in investigating abuse of human rights matters such as sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as preventative and safeguarding measures in relation to this area of risk.

Prior to Ankura, Charli worked for nine years in the EMEA forensics practice of a risk consultancy firm. Prior to this, she spent over two years working for The Innocence Project where she was assigned to several local cases relating to a range of convictions including murder, voyeurism, and serious sexual assault.

Examples of Charli’s professional experience include:

Workplace Conduct and Human Rights

  • Working alongside external legal counsel, led a high-profile regulatory investigation involving class action litigation for an international retail and manufacturing organization into abuse of human rights and misuse of personal data in the UK. This included continuous collaboration with other third parties, including public relations and media to manage public disclosure of findings.
  • Led an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations reported at a European financial institution and advised on reporting outcomes to inform disciplinary proceedings.
  • Led several investigations and advisory engagements across Africa for a multinational telecommunications company concerning sensitive allegations of sexual harassment and exploitation, sexual misconduct, discrimination, toxic work culture, and retaliation.
  • Advised on and led three investigations concerning reports of psychological harassment, bullying, intimation, and verbal threats for a global retail and manufacturing company across its Eastern European operations. One investigation also required collaboration with local legal counsel to inform employment litigation and disclosure of findings in local court proceedings.
  • Consulted and performed an independent investigative review of safeguarding measures at a national sporting association on behalf of its governing body following a separate investigation into sexual exploitation and abuse, including vulnerable groups participating in the sport.
  • Designed and facilitated bespoke training for internal human resources and investigation functions of several international organizations on responding to sensitive allegations and how to approach investigations into workplace conduct and other social issues. This included review and advisory on investigative procedures relating to harassment and discrimination, as well as managing whistleblowers reporting sensitive issues in line with UK and EU legislation.
  • Investigated over 150 claims of systemic bullying and psychological harassment against managers at a European financial institution, which included independent reporting and disclosure in support of an employment tribunal.
  • Supported a regulatory investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in Kenya which also included allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of power against the primary subjects of concern.
  • Led an independent investigation and provided advice to an administrative board at a European financial institution. The allegations related to verbal assault and intimidation against a member of the investigation unit.
  • Conducted an investigative review for a European financial institution focusing on reports of racial discrimination and toxic work culture.
  • Investigated reports of sexual misconduct and suspected conflicts of interest for a high-profile retail company in the UK.

Fraud and Theft Investigations

  • Led a regulatory investigation into bribery and corruption for a national construction firm in the UK. The matter involved case work and preparation for criminal litigation working alongside local law enforcement and the client’s external legal team and counsel for disclosure to the Crown Prosecution Services.
  • Investigated several theft cases across the UK and Europe for a range of companies working in manufacturing, retail, and production industries.
  • Led two matters for a global FMCG producer concerning collusion and price fixing for its operations in Africa and the Middle East. The matters involved forensic collection, preservation, and technology-led reviews of electronic data held by the custodians under investigation.
  • BA, Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Edith Cowan University
  • AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Certification for Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Investigation, CHS Alliance
  • Certification of Professional Investigators, QCF

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