Mr Glen Unicomb
10am Saturday 13 April - Faculty of Business and Law
Glen Unicomb is an investigation specialist who has directed some of Australia’s highest profile corporate investigations in his 30-year career.
Highly regarded in the Australian regulatory investigation market, Mr Unicomb is a senior advisor in the forensics practice of international advisory firm KordaMentha.
Mr Unicomb studied at the University of Newcastle, completing a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction in 1977. In 1979, he studied a Diploma of Education at the University of Sydney before completing a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning at the Securities Institute of Australia, and a Graduate Certificate in Management at the University of Queensland in 2001.
Mr Unicomb has led large and complex litigation, investigation and fraud assignments for lawyers, corporations and government. During a 20-year career with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission - Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator – Mr Unicomb investigated breaches of the Corporations Act and the Crimes Act, failure of risk management frameworks, corrupt payments and bribes, fraud and misconduct, governance breaches and suspicious transactions.
He managed the investigation into the largest superannuation fraud in Australia’s history, involving losses in excess of $180 million at Trio Capital Limited.
Mr Unicomb has steered several other high profile investigations in Australia including the $5.6 billion collapse of the HIH Group of companies; the landmark James Hardie asbestos compensation case that redefined the responsibilities of executives and directors of public companies; and the $200 million collapse of the Fincorp Group of companies, a failed funds management and property development scheme.