Biography

Olivia Allison is a senior managing director in the Investigations and Risk Advisory practice for K2 Integrity, resident in London. In her practice, Olivia assists international clients with managing risk and finding strategic solutions in challenging circumstances. She has extensive expertise leading anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) reviews for publicly listed companies; leading large-scale fraud investigations, asset search and recovery, internal investigations, and misconduct investigations; conducting due diligence on counterparties; and preparing expert witness reports for use in international litigation and arbitration.

Olivia also supports clients with anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-corruption compliance needs, pre- and post-transaction due diligence, forensic technology, and investigations to support internal audit engagements. Her industry experience is broad and includes the oil, gas, and mining sectors of the energy industry, the agricultural sector, banking and financial institutions, and international governmental agencies. 

Olivia joins K2 Integrity from KPMG where she was a Partner and Head of Forensic & Risk Consulting in Ukraine and Kazakhstan and led services including investigations, corporate governance, risk management, internal audit, and cybersecurity. Olivia joined KPMG’s Forensic practice in London in January 2011. In 2013 she served as Head of Corporate Intelligence in Russia and the CIS, and in 2016 moved to Ukraine where she helped build up a large local team that worked with Ukrainian and international businesses to help them manage risk and improve compliance. Before joining KPMG, Olivia worked in an international risk consultancy in the former Soviet Union, Africa, and the Middle East. She has also worked as a journalist and researcher.

Olivia is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a frequent public speaker and panelist, and article contributor. 

Olivia received her M.A., with merit, from King’s College London in international peace and security; was a recipient of the Roy and Hazel Zeff Scholarship for Fellowship from Rice University, where she researched media development and politics in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; and received her B.A. from Rice University in Slavic studies. She is fluent in Russian.

Education and Certifications

  • King’s College London, M.A.
  • Rice University, B.A.