Peter Dent is a Partner and the Americas Leader of Deloitte Forensic. Peter also sits on the Global Executive Committee of the Forensic service line and is the Global Leader of Deloitte’s Center for Crisis Management.
Peter has over 20 years of experience working with clients conducting internal investigations and providing advice around anti-fraud and anti-corruption compliance frameworks, to enhance accountability, transparency, and governance. Peter’s specialties include working with international organizations in post-disaster and post-crisis environments, having worked in over 30 countries. Between 2000 and 2004 Peter was the Team Leader of the Forensic Services Unit within the Department of Institutional Integrity of the World Bank Group in Washington, DC leading international fraud and corruption procurement investigations into World Bank-financed projects.
Peter has experience working with the United Nations (UNDP and UNPS) evaluating and strengthening the accountability and transparency of their procurement processes. In the case of UNDP, Peter was specifically tasked with advising and assisting UNDP leadership in the wake of the Tsunami of December 26, 2004. In the case of UNPS Peter was responsible for the evaluation of their procurement processes in the wake of the Oil For Food investigation.
Currently, Peter is the Chair and President of Transparency International – Canada, and a former member of the Board of the Alliance for Excellence in Investigative and Forensic Accounting. In addition, Peter is a faculty member of the Director’s Education Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where he lectures on a Director’s responsibility with respect to governance and oversight regarding internal investigations and financial crime prevention.
Early in his Deloitte career, Mr. Dent was on retainer to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commercial Crime Unit for 3 years. Mr. Dent provided advice on the conduct of financial analysis related to a wide spectrum of white-collar crime investigations. Peter was also a Police Constable with the York Regional Police Service in Ontario, prior to joining Deloitte.