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Leadership

Meet the Board

Sir Rupert Dewey

Sir Rupert Dewey

Chairman

Having qualified in 1978 as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court, Sir Rupert built an illustrious career in law, which quickly expanded into management and boardroom positions thanks to his expertise in commercial law. Over the years, he has helped high profile individuals as well as many companies with contracts, mergers and acquisitions, asset management, due diligence, regulatory compliance, auditing and dispute resolution amongst many other difficult operations, all of which present a myriad of complications before they can be brought to a satisfactory conclusion.

Given the amount of work that Line of Inquiry undertakes from corporate clients, family offices and law firms, Sir Rupert Dewey is the ideal professional for the position of Non-Executive Chairman. Under his guidance, we are seeing a growing number of companies worldwide, particularly those serving High-net-worth Individuals, coming to us for their investigation needs related to the previously mentioned fields.

Sir Rupert has also helped several charities to multiply their funding, protect their viability and develop a strategy for long-term growth.

 

Gavin Burrows MIPI

Gavin Burrows MIPI

Founder and Senior Partner

Having completed his training as a private investigator in 1994, Burrows became a full member of the Institute of Professional investigators in 1997.

Burrows is a tenacious, accomplished private investigator chosen by private clients, lawyers, celebrities, high-net-worth individuals and captains of industry.  Providing first class investigative services in the U.K. and at a global level. With 30 years of experience, Burrows has proved to be second to none at navigating the most intricate cases with the utmost diligence, dedication and what is most important in this business, total confidentiality.

Career highlights that show Burrows versatility and professional skills (and that he can speak of) include:

  • Prevented and identified key individuals involved in the attempted theft of DNA from HRH Prince Harry;
  • Overseeing the investigation of a major international sex-trafficking network.
  • Provided key evidence that facilitated successful convictions for a planned car bomb plot by the animal rights campaign group “Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty” (SHAC);
  • Locating Viktor Kozeny (the pirate of Prague) himself and his web of financial and physical assets;
  • Advising FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) in an internal publication for every FIFA member on personal and family security.
  • Recruited and Freelanced for the British Security Services for 2yrs
  • Traced Millions in Missing / Stolen Cash and Metals from private placement and standby Letters of credit and other scams during his career.
  • Provided evidence for some of the largest high net worth divorce cases of the last 20 years.
  • Successfully assisted 74 A List Celebrities and Members of Royalty Win Substantial out of court settlements, against major media groups at the high court London U.K 2019 – 2022

Gavin is an active fund raiser and supporter of Centrepoint.org.uk Youth homelessness charities in the U.K

 

Anne-Marie Harris MIPI

Anne-Marie Harris MIPI

Senior Consultant

(Anne-Marie Harris is bound by the Civil Service procedural rules for life and the Secret Service Act due to which she is legally bound not to post facial IDs due to CTC & Home Office clearance.)

Harris is fully trained in risk analysis, assessment and mitigation, submissions for Ministers, annual parliamentary reports, data analysis and Interrogation, various databases, compliance and auditing. Harris is (CTC) Counter Terrorism Cleared.

She started her professional career in the Civil Service, where she stayed for 15 years, working in the Department of Constitutional Affairs and in the Ministry of Justice. Over this time, Harris gained a plethora of experience – from data analysis to complex Risk Management and Mitigation, Research & Investigation and leading and managing teams.

Her experience with lawyers, barristers and judges makes her a key member of the team, as she is second to none at liaising with the Judiciary and HMCS. Her key strengths include research and analysis, investigating anomalies and irregularities quickly and accurately in order to develop solutions and problem solving.

Antony Edward Gaul MBE

Antony Edward Gaul MBE

Senior Consultant

Antony joined the line of inquiry board in December 2022, after having a distinguished Military and Police career. Antony was awarded a Member of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.

Pre Position Royal Gibraltar Police – (January 2016 – July 2021)

British Army Soldier – (January 1990 – January 2016)

Served in Cyprus, Germany, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia, Kuwait, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan & Iraq.

Anti Surveillance – Surveillance Operative in Counter Surveillance, Attack Methods, Identifying & Responding to Suspicious activity, Pre Planning and Full Risk assessment.

Honours & Awards

Awarded, MBE – Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace by, late ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’. New Year’s Honours List 2012

Best All-Round Army Recruit, 1990 (Director of Infantry Award)

Accumulated Campaign Service Medal (ACSM) – 2010

Best All-Round Recruit – Royal Gibraltar Police – 2016

2 x Royal Gibraltar Police Commissioner’s Commendation – 2018 / 20

Languages

Fluent in English, German, and basic understanding of Spanish

 

Bartomeu Palliser

Bartomeu Palliser

Senior Consultant

Bartomeu is a senior member of our team and a board member. Bartomeu is a solutions man in regards to all matters investigative related, both traditional trade craft, cyber related problem solving and white-hat hacking with over 23 years experience. Bartomeu separates his time between Madrid, London and New York. 

John Bees

John Bees

Managing Director

John entered the world of financial services in 1972, as Sales Director of Pensions for an insurance company. In 1982, he became Sales Director for Redcliffe Associates Ltd in Bristol, where he stayed until he established himself as an Independent Financial Advisor and started his own business, Bees & Co Financial Services, dealing mostly with non-UK banks such as Julius Baer, Lombard Odier, Berenberg and others serving high-net-worth individuals and companies. As an expert on corporate finance, he has helped many clients to sell their businesses in the best and most cost-effective way. His largest transaction so far has been £160 Million with many reaching the region of £90 million. Understandably, he had to come up to speed rapidly with forensic accounting, and financial investigations, which led him to meet Gavin Burrows.

 

Team

Maggie Thorne

Maggie Thorne

Former CIA Operative

Due to the sensitivity of her work with the CIA and Kroll, we can’t reveal any other information about Maggie. Suffice to say though that she is experienced in and has a highly developed skill set in tools and internet methodologies. Heading our cyber group in unearthing information from all sources of interest. Whether by trawling & harvesting data from the most inaccessible areas of the internet. Black web/Dark web and Ransomware FULL data recovery. She has contributed to the positive resolution of more than 1300 cases.

A.Elaine Giles

A.Elaine Giles

Executive Manager

Executive Manager, who has worked with Burrows as an investigator and case manager since 1994.
Highly experienced in all forms of investigative & intelligence case management.

Louisa Sparks

Louisa Sparks

Executive Consultant

Executive Consultant, and experienced investigator and Intelligence Operative who started her career in 2005. As a civil service operative, Sparks brings national and international intelligence experience to the team.

Mark Newman

Mark Newman

Mark Newman

An Oxford graduate who focused on international business development and investment banking in the earlier part of his career. After 3 yrs government service Mark made the decision to move to the private sector in 2020 joining LOI Global as an expert on Business Mode Analysis, Realistic Set-Up, restructuring, compliance, start-ups, operation monitoring and exit strategies, Investigative Due Diligence and Forensic Accounting. Unpicking the most complex of financial strategies, instruments, SPVs, trusts and hidden assets worldwide. 

Alf Morgan

Alf Morgan

Undercover Specialist

A former member of the Territorial SAS, Morgan has had a remarkable career spanning 25 years working undercover in the U.K. and abroad for the Metropolitan Police. An investigation specialist in covert surveillance, management of teams and undercover work placements.

Vihaan Vohra

Vihaan Vohra

Internet Counterfeit Analyst

Initially trained in programming and systems, before training with Google in PPC and sponsored advertising, Vihaan returned to New Delhi, India in 2013, after already working in white-hat hacking in the USA. Realising Vihaan’s key area of expertise is identifying fake sites, fraudulent sites, advertising and how to trace, identify and shut down operations globally. No longer a freelancer, Vihaan works solely for LOI, and our clients in need of fast solutions to the aforementioned investigative Internet challenges.

Bartomeu Palliser

Bartomeu Palliser

Senior Consultant

Bartomeu is a senior member of our team and a board member. Bartomeu is a solutions man in regarding all matters investigative related, both traditional trade craft, cyber related problem solving and white-hat hacking with over 23 years experience. Bartomeu separates his time between Madrid, London and New York. 

Duncan Batch

Duncan Batch

General Private Investigations

Duncan is highly skilled in interview techniques, taking statements and surveillance.

He works well on his own or as part of a team and is very adept at managing a varied caseload.

He has experience of working with:
-High-profile sports personalities
-Investigating high-value thefts
-Million pound insurance Claims (including Arson)
-Divorce & separation cases
-Obtaining photo evidence
-Serving legal documents

Duncan also has an excellent grasp of human psychology and behaviour.

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