Wardle, a prosecuting solicitor, named as a potential replacement by AccountancyAge.com last month, was appointed last week, and will become director of the SFO in April.
During his years at the SFO, he has worked as a case controller – one of the small group of individuals who oversee fraud cases through from their inception, to trial and verdict – and has headed its policy division.
Wardle will oversee the new expanded role of the SFO, which includes a 50% bigger annual budget. He will lead proceedings from new headquarters, as operations are relocated to the City, to share workspace with the City of London’s police fraud squad, with which it has merged.
The beefed-up SFO will work with the Office of Fair Trading to smash price-fixing cartels, among its many other fraud-busting duties.
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting
Richard Lewis has been appointed to the firm's restructuring and recovery services team