List of Past Governors

Mr. Phillip Russo

Mr. Phillip Russo, CSI, CFE, Certified Forensic ProDiscoverer Examiner
Honorary Governor for CSI World Headquarters

Mr. Phillip Russo is the President and Founder of CIA Solutions. Based in Perth, Western Australia, CIA Solutions provides computer security, investigation and forensic solutions to client’s world wide.
As a former member of the Western Australian Police Service, Mr. Russo was a member of the Computer Crime Squad with experience as a forensic investigator and training officer. He has over 17 years combined of law enforcement training, security and computer experience.

Mr. Russo has been instrumental in implementing solutions for many Australian Banks including: establishing a forensic team, chairing incident response team, and dealing with issues pertaining to online fraud including Phishing and Trojan attacks aimed at the Australian banking communities.

Mr. Russo is an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) and AccessData Certified Instructor (ACI). He has presented at many conferences and has published joint papers within international computer security forums including Moscow, Russia and New York City, New York, USA.

Ms. Tan Lay See

Ms. Tan Lay See
Honorary Governor for CSI World Headquarters

Ms. Tan Lay See has over twelve years of working experience in Malaysia and Singapore. Previously, she was a Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in a diversified group listed on the Singapore stock exchange. Her responsibilities included finance, accounting, tax, corporate finance, and investor relations functions. She also has four years audit experience with Big 4 accounting firm in Malaysia and Singapore which covered multinational and local enterprises.

Ms. Tan is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (“ACCA”), United Kingdom; Accounting and Finance qualification granted by ACCA; Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”); Member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation (“MIT”); and Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Singapore) (“ICPAS). Ms. Tan graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy from the University of Glasgow, UK and has a MBA from the University of South Australia.

Mr. Kelvin Wong

Mr. Kelvin Wong, CSI, Member (ICA)
Honorary Director of Professional Development for CSI World Headquarters

Mr Kelvin Wong is the Senior Manager in the Compliance & Risk unit of Lloyds TSB Bank plc (Singapore branch), a globally established British bank recognized for its premier mortgage and housing loan services. He performs compliance oversight in Singapore and the South East Asian region, ensuring that internal policies and procedures are executed in line with Lloyds Banking Group Policy and Regulatory requirements. He also provides internal audit oversight of Asia and acts as the bank’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) in Singapore. Kelvin is also the bank’s representative with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Commercial Affairs Department.

Kelvin has an impressive career portfolio in the fields of compliance, internal audit and global financial products. He has worked for large financial institutions like Citibank N.A, Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and Philip Futures Pte Ltd. While with Citibank N.A, he performed internal audit in the various Citibank branches located in the Asia Pacific region, and specialized in the compliance and regulatory framework in brokerage activities in Citibank Smith Barney (Asia) Limited. He was not only involved in compliance and monitoring work at Singapore Exchange Limited and Philip Futures Pte Ltd but also specialized in the mechanics of broking financial derivatives. Having acquired 11 years of trading experience at the SGX futures & options trading floor and the dealing room in Philip Futures Pte Ltd, Kelvin is naturally familiar with the dynamics of various exchanges across the globe. He is notably well-versed in the knowledge of global financial products, internal audit framework and compliance methodologies.

Kelvin obtained a Bachelor in Banking and Finance from The Monash University in 2004, majoring in Banking and Finance.

Mr. Anthony Reyes

Mr. Anthony Reyes, CSI, CFE
Honorary Co-Chairperson for CSI World Headquarters

Anthony Reyes is a retired New York City Police Department Computer Crimes Detective. While employed for the NYPD he investigated computer intrusions, fraud, identity theft, child exploitation, intellectual property thief, and software piracy.

He sat as an alternate member of New York Governor George E. Pataki’s Cyber-Security Task Force, and presently serves as President for the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. He is the Education & Training Working Group Chair for the National Institute of Justice’s Electronic Crime Partner Initiative. Anthony is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Digital Forensic Practice, and an editor for The International Journal of Forensic Computer Science.

He is an Adjutant Professor, and is the Chief Executive Officer for the Arc Enterprises of New York, Inc. on Wall Street. Anthony has over 20 years of experience in the IT field. He teaches for several government agencies, and large corporations in the area of computer crime investigations, electronic discovery, and computer forensics, and lectures around the world.

Mr. John Thackray

Mr John Thackray
Honorary Governor for CSI World Headquarters

John is the principal investigative computer forensic Director of Thackray Forensics Ltd. He served for 16 years with the British army, qualifying as a Service Fund Audit Accountant and Military Accountant. He has been professionally involved with information technology throughout his military career in both an administrative and operational role. He was involved with information technology issues as a police investigator and a forensic crime scene examiner during 13 years police service.

He is a qualified fingerprint, forensic, photographic and electronic crime scene examiner and the holder of the internationally recognised Forensic Science Diploma in Crime Scene Examination. He is a certified examiner (ACE) and international instructor to advanced level (ACI) of the computer forensic recovery, preservation, analysis and password recovery software forensic tool kit by Access Data Inc. He has delivered EnCase training globally at both Intermediate and Advanced levels to both government and corporate investigators, during which time he qualified as an EnCase certified examiner (EnCE). He is a certified examiner and instructor for Microsystemations the manufacturers of the mobile phone forensic product XRY. He has developed a training course on their behalf regarding the preservation and examination of mobile and PDA devices which is delivered globally.

He has given lectures throughout the world to both professional and enthusiast interest groups on electronic crime scene preservation and computer criminal preventative issues. He is also the author of a number of international articles on the subject matter. He has presented computer forensic training throughout the USA, Canada, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, China, Korea, Fiji, Cook Islands, Australia and New Zealand.

Mr. Chan Kit Whye

Mr. Chan Kit Whye
Honorary Governor for CSI World Headquarters

Chan Kit Whye is the Principal Consultant of Kit Whye Management Services specializes in financial and management consulting. He is currently working on the consultative role in Sarbanes-Oxley implementation for Cookson Electronics – Enthone Chemistry in Asia, focusing on strengthening the internal controls of its entities in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, PRC, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.

Kit Whye has more than 30 years of work experience as Regional Finance Director, Financial Controller and Manager in the specialty chemical business of Cookson Electronics and its predecessor companies, which include Asarco Inc., Henkel KGaA, Parker Chemical and Occidental Chemical Corporation. His role include the management of the financial and reporting function of the companies in Asia-Pacific as well as providing business support to the country and operational managers of the various entities in the region. This include, but not limited to, information technology support, inventory decision, working capital management, budget and budgetary controls as well as cash flow management.

Kit Whye also plays an active role in CPA (Australia) Singapore Branch. He had previously taken up as Chairman of the CPD Committee and is currently a committee member of its Social Committee. Kit Whye is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner and a certified SOX Consultant of the SOX Institute of America.

Ms. Wong Swee Chin

Ms Wong Swee Chin
Honorary Governor for CSI World Headquarters

Ms Wong is currently the Vice President, Group Internal Audit, of Cerebos Pacific Limited , with over 25 years’ experience in audit and accounting. Ms Wong is responsible for the internal audit matters of Cerebos Group of Companies. She holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant, UK and a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Singapore. She is also a certified member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She has also achieve the Accreditation in Internal Quality Assessment/Validation as established by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Ms. Monica Holtforster

Ms. Monica Holtforster (Businessware Solutions)
Honorary Governor for CSI World Headquarters

Monica Holtforster is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a Singaporean CPA who, during her years in public accounting specialised in IT auditing. As a result, she attained her CISA designation and maintains membership in both ISACA and IIA.

She has extensive knowledge of CAATS developed over a period of couple of decades in government and public accounting. Her knowledge of CAATS is inclusive of mainframe utilities and generalized audit software, PC utilities and generalized audit software and embedded audit modules.

Monica is a past member of the ICPAS Technical Committee and past member of the board of directors of ISACA Singapore Chapter. Monica is currently the Managing Director of BusinessWare Solutions Pte. Ltd. She is also the world-class trainer for IDEA. (Caseware)

IDEA is the leading data analysis software used by accountants, auditors, systems and financial professionals world wide.

Mr. Ron R. Hansen

Mr. Ron R. Hansen (Chief Executive Officer of H-11 Group and H-11 Digital Forensics LLC)
Honorary Governor for CSI World Headquarters

Ron R. Hansen is the Chief Executive Officer of H-11 Group and H-11 Digital Forensics LLC. He is a computer and communications specialist with over twenty-five years of experience in computer technologies, cellular and wireless technologies, network security and information assurance systems, electronic warfare and various other defense industry technologies, and digital and computer forensic hardware and software products.

As the CEO of H-11 Digital Forensics, Mr. Hansen identified and selected a team of internationally renowned digital forensic investigators to provide tailored training and product solutions for H-11’s customers. This team of forensic experts has provided digital forensic training to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, corporate clients, and militaries throughout the world to include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States.
Mr. Hansen worked for the U.S. Department of Defense for 21 years, during which time he conducted numerous military operations throughout the world. In addition to being a computer and communications specialist, he developed and directed several technical training programs. Those training programs included computer and communications training; electronic intercept, direction-finding and jamming technology training; international peace-keeping mission training; counter-terrorist, counter-narcotic, and counter-trafficking training; and digital and computer forensic training.

The goal of H-11 is to provide the perfect digital forensic solution for each and every client.