Michael Whittington, he has been serving the employee screening and investigations sector for over 26 years.
Michael started working in the employee screening sector when he was a co-owner and director of Financial & Personnel Research Limited (FPR), a commercial investigations company. FPR was acquired by Kroll Inc. in 2004 and Michael went on to become a senior managing director with Kroll Background Screening, covering EMEA & APAC.
In 2008, Michael took a break from the screening industry and joined a major UK Retail Bank, working in the Global HR Risk & Governance team. During this time, Michael supported the bank’s in-country HR teams to ensure that they had appropriate controls in place to comply with the group HR policies, particularly regarding their recruitment and employee screening policies. Michael returned to the employee screening industry in 2011, as managing director for G4S Employee Screening before joining Risk Advisory, in 2013, and more recently moving to Credence Background Screening in August 2018.
As a Past-Chair of the European Chapter of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), Michael is active in the background screening community. Michael is a member of the Institute of Professional Investigators (MIPI).
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