Andrew McDonald

Former Head of the NTFIU



Andrew retired in January 2017 as Head of Specialist Investigations and National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU) at SO15 Counter Terrorism Command at New Scotland Yard. He had strategic and tactical oversight for all financial and crime disruption investigations to identify, arrest and charge or disrupt terrorist offenders and their associates. He served over 30 years within the Metropolitan Police Service; 20 years were with specialist covert and overt operations within a counter-terrorist and organised crime environment in New Scotland Yard detective teams.

In a previous role as Head of Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad, Andrew was responsible for designing the current operating model for fraud and cyber-crime and assisted in its implementation.

In January 2017, Andrew was appointed as the Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority; a role that he undertakes on a part-time basis.

In addition to his policing career, Andrew has delivered bespoke training and consultancy as a subject matter expert or specialist advisor to individuals from many law enforcement and commercial organisations within the UK and overseas. He specialises in deliveries to understand and manage illicit finance, compliance responsibilities for senior executives, crisis and risk management, decision-making and the management of intelligence.

He holds Batchelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management.