Anél is an admitted attorney and Certified Forensic Examiner. She also completed a BA degree in Criminology. Anél specialises in the investigation of white-collar crimes, with a particular emphasis on those involving public sector entities. Anél’s areas of expertise include investigations into cover-quoting schemes, mismanagement of supply chain management departments, and conflicts of interest.
Anél is a certified biometric officer and can digitally capture fingerprints using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The fingerprints are then checked electronically directly against the South African Police Services (SAPS) database.
She further conducts lifestyle audits, engages, and interacts with targets to gather intelligence and information on entities, individuals, and product related investigations. She further assists the Hawks, Special Investigating Unit (SIU), and SAPS with their investigations.
LLB (University of South Africa)
BA (Criminology) (University of South Africa)
Certified Forensic Examiner (Cum Laude) (University of the Western Cape)
Year of Admission as an Attorney: 2013
Certified Biometric Officer (Managed Integrity Evaluation)
Member of the International Association of Financial Crimes
Sias has extensive knowledge and expertise in forensic auditing and forensic investigations relating to aspects of fraud, corruption, theft and other white-collar crime, including misconduct and financial misconduct both in the private and public sector.
During his time working for some of South Africa’s most prominent accounting and forensic firms, he gained a wide range of experience in the areas of financial auditing, internal auditing, risk management, project management and corporate governance reviews with a specific emphasis in forensic auditing and forensic investigation.
Sias previously held the position of Director at a forensic services firm as the divisional Head of Forensic Services. Subsequently he has been the owner and Managing Member of a forensic services firm for more than 10 years.
With over 25 years of auditing and management consulting experience, he is a full member of the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP) and qualified as a Forensic Practitioner (FP) SA.
National Diploma – Internal Auditing (Technikon Pretoria, now Tshwane University of Technology)
Forensic Practitioner (FP) SA (Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners)
Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners
Former member of the Institute of Internal Auditors
Former member of the Institute of Directors