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Phillip Macmillan

Phillip Macmillan

Head of Forensic Data Analytics

I am a forensic investigator with an aptitude and enthusiasm for technology, and extensive experience in data analytics, banking, financial crime, and the Middle East.

I have worked in forensic and transactions advisory for 15 years, at Grant Thornton, another global accountancy firm, and an investigations boutique. I have experience investigating fraud and asset misappropriation, bribery and corruption, financial statement frauds, and other areas of financial crime. I undertake regulatory and non-regulatory led investigations in multiple sectors, especially banking: regulation supervision, governance, and risk management.

Prior to specialising in investigations, I worked across several disciplines, including international restructuring, tax, transfer pricing, and corporate finance. This wide-ranging experience enables me to rapidly understand the operational and transactional structures of an enterprise and to identify any irregularities.

I spent two years interrogating a data warehouse and finance system for a Lloyds London market syndicate managing agent, working with the business and developers to resolve system bugs and to build the required analysis and reporting tools. Many of my previous roles required extensive modelling work that equipped me with an advanced Excel capability and familiarity with data. Bringing together these experiences with my Tableau, Alteryx, and SQL skills, I established and now lead our forensic data analytics team.

The team, which combines forensic accounts and data scientists, utilises investigative skills, cutting–edge technology, and data analytics techniques to provide unique and tailored solutions for clients. This ensures a forensic mindset is employed at every stage of the data analytics process, and informs every decision. 

Outside work, I enjoy travelling and adventure sports with my family, and dabbling in property development. 

  • BA (Econ) Economics and Government
  • CPE (Common Professional Examination)
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