Andrew McDonald served over 30 years with the Metropolitan Police Service, of which 20 years were with specialist covert and overt operations within counter-terrorist or organized crime teams at New Scotland Yard. He retired in January 2017 as head of specialist investigations of the U.K. National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU) at SO15 Counter Terrorism Command, New Scotland Yard. In this role, he had strategic and tactical oversight of all financial investigation and crime disruption investigations to identify, arrest and charge or disrupt terrorist offenders and their criminal associates.
In a previous role as head of the London Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad, McDonald was responsible for designing their current operating model for fraud and cybercrime and assisted in its implementation.
Following his police retirement in January 2017, McDonald was appointed as the compliance officer for the U.K. Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority—a statutory role that he undertook on a part-time basis until May 2018.
Over a number of years, McDonald has designed and delivered bespoke training and advisory services to employees of all levels in many public sector and commercial organizations in the U.K. and overseas. He has enjoyed co-authoring, contributing to, and delivering webinars on five ACAMS certificate courses.
McDonald holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management.