Directors

 

Andrew
McLeish

Andrew joined Stopline in December 2010 after leading the PPB Advisory IT Forensics capability in the Melbourne. Andrew is now the Managing Director of Stopline. He has a law enforcement background with both the Victoria and Federal Police and also many years of corporate experience. Andrew is considered an expert in the field of computer forensics in Supreme, County and Magistrates Courts of Victoria and also other jurisdictions nationally. He has over 20 years experience as an investigator (former Detective) and also as a computer forensic expert. Andrew is now specialising in the development and growth in Stoplines core business, whistleblower hotline services. He was instrumental in developing the new disclosure smart phone APP for iPhones and Android phones for Stopline clients in 2017.

Our service offerings at Stopline have expanded to become more competitive in the market. With the knowledge and experience of our directors we now specialise in forensic technology, cyber risk management, investigations and forensic advisory services.

Andrew
Schwarz

Andrew is a business and financial consultant specialising in insolvency, forensic accounting and corporate advisory. Recently (June 2015) Andrew expanded his business interests and joined Stopline Pty Ltd as a Director. Andrew provides valuable leadership and guidance to the team by bring together his invaluable business knowledge. He also provides a depth of experience and knowledge to our financial investigations. Andrew has significant experience in providing advice to business owners, financiers and advisors in relation to operational performance, distressed businesses, fraud investigation, due diligence reviews, litigation support and business valuations. Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance having worked in public practice providing accounting and financial advice to small and medium sized business owners and held senior finance roles in large private corporate entities. Since 1996 he has specialised in insolvency, corporate restructuring and forensic accounting.

Scott
Mann

Scott Mann is an industry specialist in computer forensics and digital investigation with over sixteen years’ experience providing computer forensic and incident response service to the private sector, government departments and law enforcement agencies and as a consultant with top tier accounting firms. Scott joined Stopline in 2015 as a Director to develop and grow the cyber security management and forensic technology arm of the business.

Prior to joining the private sector Scott was a Detective with the Victoria Police Computer Crime Investigation Squad where he conducted online and offline computer crime investigations as well as supporting other investigators in the search, seizure and examination of computer based evidence. Scott has worked in leading the creation of a national computer incident response and forensic service and now advises many government agencies and private corporations on their incident response procedures as well as information management as a proactive approach. Scott has provided digital investigation support to organisations in matters such as computer security incident response; electronic discovery; computer misuse and employment disputes; fraud investigation; pro-active threat and risk audits; and the search for and collection of data under search orders

Graeme
Lavelle

Graeme is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in audit & assurance services, taxation, business services and securities registration services in Australia and overseas; 25 years with Coopers & Lybrand (15 years as a partner). In 2015 Graeme expanded his business interests and joined Stopline Pty Ltd as a Director. Graeme is also a former partner at HLB Mann Judd specialising and heading up the Audit & Assurance Services division. During his career Graeme has been responsible for audit and assurance of companies in the mining, finance, insurance, property construction and syndication, telecommunications, transport and manufacturing industries. He has been involved in a wide variety of assignments covering business investigations, expert reports, valuations, corporate reconstructions, takeovers, rights issues, and public company share floats.