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Mr. Clifford Strachan, VP - Operations; joins IRG from Kroll Advisory Solutions where he served as Senior Director in the Disputes and Investigations practice.  He was responsible for managing and investigating a wide variety of files including; internal and external frauds, procurement fraud, internal harassment and sexual harassment complaints, asset searches and recovery, regulatory compliance, litigation support and misuse of intellectual property.  He was called upon on a regular basis to offer investigative strategies on a variety of cases. Cliff also has additional experience as a Senior Inspector at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), where he investigated payment card crime and employee misconduct.

Prior to this, Cliff spent 30 years as a police officer with the Ontario Provincial Police and retired as a Commissioned Officer - Superintendent, having served in the Anti-Rackets Section (Fraud), the Criminal Investigation Bureau (homicide and other major crime) and also served as a Chief of Police for a municipal police service.  His investigative experience and skill is highly sought after.

Cliff has testified in all levels of court and has prepared affidavits in support of Anton Piller Orders, Mareva Injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal Orders as well as other warrants. He has lectured on issues related to procurement fraud, employee misconduct and criminal and civil investigations; including fraud. 

Cliff has led diverse teams in his career and held direct and indirect reporting responsibilities for large numbers of staff.  Cliff will be responsible for all operational matters for IRG; including SIU Insurance, SIU Corporate, Risk Management, Financial and Corruption Investigations, Forensics, Covert and Undercover, Bill 168 and Workplace Investigations, Seniors Strategy, Surveillance and Special Projects.

Education & Certification

  • University of Toronto, B.A.                       

Professional Associations

  • Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)
  • International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI)
  • Canadian Association of Special Investigation Units (CASIU)