ALAN (AJ) AITKEN
Alan left the New Zealand Police in 1996 at the rank of Detective Inspector. Alan spent 20 years in the Police Criminal Investigation Branch and led many high profile serious crime investigations, including the Cormack homicide at Napier in 1987. He also helped set up the Proceeds of Crime Unit at Police National Headquarters in 1993.
When Alan left the Police, he established his own investigation company, based in Hawke's Bay and grew the business over the following nine years. In 2005, Alan and his wife Kim moved to Australia where he worked in a variety of seasonal industries before returning to New Zealand in late 2009, where he joined Zavést as a Senior Consultant.
Alan is well known and respected in the legal fraternity and insurance industry throughout Hawke's Bay and has excellent relationships throughout New Zealand.
Christchurch & Canterbury
Andy is a former Scotland Yard detective having served 30 years with the Metropolitan Police in London. Apart from being involved in numerous murder investigations he also served with the Company Fraud Squad, Organised Crime Squad and Terrorist Branch where he was responsible for money laundering and terrorist financing enquiries both in the UK and Europe.
After retiring in 2003 he was recruited by the UK Ministry of Defence Police as a financial investigator dealing with offences that impacted on the security of the United Kingdom. In 2007 he was seconded to the United Nations in Kosovo where he was attached to the Financial Intelligence Centre dealing with suspicious large scale financial transactions and headed investigations into money laundering offences.
He has extensive experience with both static and mobile surveillance and turning intelligence into evidence for both criminal and civil prosecutions. He has lectured throughout Europe on insurance fraud and organised criminal asset forfeiture.
"If an organisation has been punctilious in its process and found, through objective means, that the employee's further employment is detrimental to the organisation's further success, the dismissal will have been justified" (HRINZ)