Defence Corruption

    Wednesday 28 November 2012
    Room AG21 City University London

    Blowing the Whistle on Institutionalised Corruption

    Prime Minister Tony Blair squashed the prosecution of British Aerospace for corruption on the grounds of 'National Security'.  But was this unprecedented step driven as he claimed by strategic considerations? Or the fact that successive British governments and major government departments would be exposed as complicit in facilitating bribery and corruption. Andrew Feinstein and Ian Foxley will offer from their positions as whistleblowers insights as to how governments participate in corporate, institutionalised corruption and then cap any investigation into their wilful participation.

    This event is free, but please reserve your place by completing the booking form.

    The event will be in Room AG21 City University London 6.30pm - 8.15pm.

    About the Speakers

    Andrew Feinstein is a former ANC MP from South Africa. He resigned when his own party refused to allow an unfettered investigation into a £6bn arms deal, in which almost £200m in 'commissions' were paid by BAE and others. He wrote about the deal and its impact on the ANC and South Africa in his best-selling political Memoir: After the Party. He is also the author of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, (www.theshadowworld.com) which was short-listed for the Alan Paton prize for non-fiction. .

    He has recently contributed to the Oxford Handbook on Organised Crime and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Yearbook (SIPRI). He regularly appears in a range of media including the Guardian, the New York Times, the BBC, Sky TV, Al Jazeera, CNN and MSNBC.

    Andrew has recently spoken at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the International Anti-Corruption Conference, the Carnegie Council, OSI's Global Open Forum and the World Affairs Council. He is a Founding Director of Corruption Watch UK.

    Ian Foxley served for 24 years in the British Army, including operational tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia Herzegovina. He commanded 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron, 3 (UK) Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment and held staff appointments in the Ministry of Defence focusing on Special Forces projects and programme management for Operational Requirements for Land Tactical Communications. He has ten years commercial experience in telecommunications companies and is currently driving international business development for a video surveillance enterprise.     

    Ian is a chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Management. His technical  qualifications include a BSc Hons in Applied Science and Fellowship of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. In addition to his charity work for the Make a Wish Foundation and a school in Nepal, Ian is a qualified rugby coach and referee and is the author of two books: Educating Daddy and God's Quartermaster. His latest book The Devil's Excrement, describing his whistleblowing experience in Saudi Arabia, is currently under the pen. He is married with three children and lives in York. He is a Trustee of WhistleblowersUK