Corruption, by its very nature, is difficult to investigate. It is important to have an understanding of the nature of corruption and the areas where it is likely to occur. Mick Symons has been involved in the investigation of corruption for more than 15 years as the Officer-in-Charge of the Anti-Corruption Branch of the South Australia Police and as Executive Director of the Investigation Division of the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
It is important to appreciate corruption is not exclusive to the Public Sector. There is evidence of improper associations within the private sector which can severely impact on the financial stability of a company as well as its standing in the community. ACCA is aware of the risks in these areas.