Ricky O’Connell

Ricky is a Manager in the Forensic Accounting Services Department and is experienced in forensic investigations, restructuring and advisory across a diverse range of businesses, sectors and jurisdictions. His work includes fraud investigations, contractual and commercial disputes, matrimonial cases and compulsory purchase cases. One of his focuses is assisting with preparing expert witness and advisory reports for both civil and criminal cases.

Particularly skilled in data analytics, Ricky analyses and condenses large data sets to support decision making. One such matter saw him calculate the potential liabilities arising from missed pension contributions for over 15,000 employees over a fifteen-year period. The findings had a significant impact on the potential sale of the business.

He also has experience in attending mediations, having carried out detailed loss-of-profit calculations covering different scenarios, resulting in a positive settlement for the client.

Ricky recently investigated a situation concerning loans totalling around $750 million, which proved irrecoverable. He reviewed the processes and procedures in place and investigated the extent to which funds were diverted or misused by each borrower. The investigation resulted in reports being submitted to the client’s national regulatory bank.

Ricky lectures on forensic accounting issues and is an active steering group member of the Compulsory Purchase Association Future.