Recipient of Award: Mike LaCorte who was nominated by Eric Shelmerdine Life member and Past President. The nomination read as follows:
I would like to nominate ABI member Mike LaCorte F/1582 for the 2019 prestigious Richard Jacques-Turner Award for Excellence.
Mike became a member of ABI in 2008 after establishing his London based business Conflict International Limited.
I have watched Mike become one of the most respected professional investigators not only in the UK but also on the International scene where I have personally observed his common sense, constructive and fair contributions as a fellow WAD board member. His talent finally recognised by his peers, resulting in his election as President of WAD in 2017 in New Delhi India, only the fourth Brit to reach this honour in WAD’s 94 year history.
I have witnessed Mike fly the flag for ABI at many WAD conferences around the world. He is a true professional who presents the correct image of our industry.
I feel that Mike is a worthy and deserving candidate to receive this award and it would be fitting as the original award was presented to ABI by WAD in 2013.