Olivia Allison has more than 15 years' experience carrying out complex, international investigations and supporting the development of integrity and governance for state-owned companies, international companies, and international financial institutions (IFIs). She has a wide range of financial crime and asset tracing experience from leadership roles held in London, Moscow, Kyiv, and Kazakhstan.
She is currently working as an independent consultant, following a role as a Senior Managing Director at the boutique investigations consultancy K2 Integrity. Before that, she was a partner at KPMG, where she set up and led the Forensic team in Kyiv from 2016-2020 (also leading the KPMG Forensic team in Kazakhstan in this period). Her experience in these roles includes the following:
- Investigating fraud and corruption: She has also led multi-year, complex, cross-border fraud, and corruption investigations for the purpose of international litigation and arbitration, as well as for internal investigations at international and local companies. Her work included global anti-bribery and corruption investigations into potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act / UK Bribery Act violations, which informed companies' reporting to regulators.
- Improving ethics and compliance: While at KPMG, she conducted a number of compliance and investigations projects for state-owned companies, including improving ethics and integrity as part of reforms in the sector in Ukraine. She was also a founding member of the board of the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC), an internationally funded organisation aimed at improving ethical standards in businesses, in order to stop corruption in Ukraine.
- Litigation, arbitration, and asset tracing: She has acted as an expert witness in international arbitration on matters relating to anti-money laundering and financial crime in Ukraine, and has been recognised by Who's Who Legal for her asset tracing expertise.