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Laura Eshelby

Deputy Director Public Sector Counter Fraud & GCF Profession, - Cabinet Office

The Counter Fraud team work closely with Ministers, senior leaders  and central government departments to agree the agenda on how to best deal with fraud in the Public Sector. During her time in the Cabinet Office, Laura has worked on a number of other initiatives to introduce policy & change across the public sector, including tackling insider threats.
Most recently Laura has led on the development of a centralised intelligence unit and COVID-19 fraud reporting line in partnership with crimestoppers, to develop centrally held intelligence and help reduce the harm caused by COVID fraud against the public sector.
She trained as a Financial Investigator, acquiring a vast skill-set in counter fraud and steadily progressing to the role of Head of Fraud, before joining the Cabinet Office in 2014.