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Luncheon AGM and Guest Speakers - Kim Marsh and Grant Thornton

  • 23 Mar 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • BCIT Rm 825 - 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3H6


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Cunning Edge: A 45-Year Journey Conducting Global Undercover Investigations 

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

by Kim Marsh

Presentation Summary:

Investigating white-collar crime. Fighting with cartels. Uncovering complex organized crime cases. Here are the stories behind the headlines.

Kim Marsh’s memoirs highlight the fast pace and high stakes of undercover investigative work. In the fight against cartels, organized crime groups and international operators, Detective Marsh delves into the chaos and mayhem often hidden from the eyes of civil society.

From the caffeine-fueled life of night-time missions for Canada's national police force, to transitioning to another life running a private investigative firm, Kim Marsh describes the cases that took him from his humble Saskatchewan roots to his international career. He gave decades of his life to this work, all in the pursuit of bringing the bad guys to justice and unraveling the tangled webs of deceit and evasion for his clients . . . and society at large.

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Kim Marsh is a globally recognized subject matter expert on compliance in the Citizenship by Investment industry. He pioneered best practises for citizenship by investment units in The Caribbean, Europe and elsewhere while spearheading changes that have been adopted by the industry.

Kim was instrumental in the establishment of the existing professional compliance association for the Citizenship by Investment Units in the Caribbean. He co-authored a chapter on compliance that is included in a Cambridge University Press publication called “Citizenship and Residence Sales - Rethinking the Boundaries of Belonging”.

Kim’s early experience in vetting of residence/citizenship applicants started when he was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Kim completed 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring as a Commander of an International Organized Crime Investigation Unit, where he was responsible for a large-scale, covert operation in Europe, Asia and North America. 

Kim Marsh - Marsh Advisory | Global Expert

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The Push for Parity in Forensic Accounting: A Fireside Chat 

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

by Grant Thornton

Presentation Summary:

The sustainable business of today and the future must have diverse workforces at its core. Increasing diversity creates an environment of innovation, agility and better decision making that is being a proven driver of performance.

Like most industries, the forensic profession continues to have an issue with gender diversity – women make up only 43% of the forensic accountant population while 57% of them are men, according to an U.S. statistic1 in 2021.

The diversity index in the forensic team at Grant Thornton, however, has remarkably gone the other way to the point that the upper level is led by women while there is a good mix of men and women at the managerial level and below. Nurturing workplace cultures that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion, is the key factor of building and recruiting a diverse team of professionals.

Join us on March 23 to:

Listen to the latest findings of Grant Thornton’s Women in Business 2023 Report that tracks the position of women in senior management and the progress towards gender parity in leadership

Discuss gender diversity in the profession with Caroline Dixon, Partner of Forensics at Grant Thornton and Regan Hoffman, Manager of Forensic, lead by Managing Partner of South Coastal BC, Mark Iwanaka. 

Learn how businesses can engage diverse talent in the wake of the pandemic—and beyond

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