Who We Are

Stephen Simpson

Managing Director
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Stephen is a specialist working for professionals on high profile, large scale, class action and media scrutinized matters:

  • Financial services and investment fraud, corporate, personal and insurance fraud investigation.
  • Information & Data Security Management, cybersecurity, response and penetration testing.
  • Digital investigation social media, OSINT, digital financial transactions.
  • Mobile phone and communication device forensic analysis, computer/digital device forensics investigation and data recovery.
  • Technical Security Specialist (countermeasures).
  • Overt and covert physical, electronic, and drone surveillance.
  • Process serving.


  • Cybersecurity CSU 2021
  • Project Management QUT 2020
  • Business Management Finance EIM 2014
  • Counselling Estrada College 2017
  • Workplace Training & Assessment Cert IV 2001
  • Investigative Services Cert lll 2000 & 2019 & 2023
  • Remote Aviator License – Drones
  • Workplace First Aid Certificate Cert II 2001
  • Cellebrite Certified Mobile Forensic Analyst
  • Kestrel Certified Technical Operator & Analyst (CTO) (TAC)
  • Master of Fraud and Financial Crime, with Forensic Investigation, Charles Sturt University (Current)

David Palmer

Head of Forensic Accounts Investigations
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David is an accountant, principal of Multiplace Accountants and The Tax Agents and  member of the following professional associations:

  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Fellow - Institute of Financial Accountants
  • Fellow - Institute of Public Accountants
  • Fellow -Tax Institute
  • Institute of Managers and Leaders
  • Licensed Real Estate Principal
  • Member - REIQ
  • Registered ASIC Agent
  • Registered Tax Agent

David and his team are experienced in financial services and liquidations investigations.

Louis de Beer  

In-house Legal Counsel
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Louis is a solicitor, principal of NXT Legal & Compliance, and member of the following professional associations:

  • Admitted solicitor and legal practice director QLD
  • Admitted solicitor, South Africa
  • Graduate of Institute of Company Directors Australia

Louis is a financial services solicitor, a director of financial services companies and experienced in financial services