Peter Tickner spent nearly 40 years as an auditor in the NHS, central government and the Police. After a five year spell as an audit lecturer at the Civil Service College in the 1980s Peter became Head of Internal Audit of Her Majesty’s Treasury in 1988. In 1995 Peter left HM Treasury to become Director of Internal Audit for London’s Metropolitan Police, a post he held until early retirement in 2009, when he set up his own consultancy and fraud investigation business.
While at the Metropolitan Police Peter set up a highly successful internal fraud investigation unit looking at fraud and corruption in police staff and police contracts. In the last decade Peter has written three books on investigating fraud and corruption and in January 2020 he fulfilled a long-held ambition when he obtained a doctorate from the University of Portsmouth for his publications and thesis on how best to tackle fraud in the public sector.