Corné Mellet - Specialist Financial Crime Forensic Investigator

(BProc LLB)

Specialist Forensic Investigator | Fraud and Financial Crime Risk consultant

Corné Mellet started his career in criminal investigations and law enforcement when he joined the South African Police in 1988. As a police detective, public prosecutor and criminal law attorney Corné built a foundation of practical investigative experience that few Forensic Investigator’s had the privilege to obtain.

He joined the Forensic Investigation arena during 2002 and during his career he headed Forensic Investigation departments of two of the country’s largest financial and insurance service providers and directed Provincial Government Forensic Investigation departments, until commencing his own consultancy business.

In the past Corné performed a myriad of different forensic investigation assignments, designed and implemented fraud risk assessments, developed data analytic tools and systems, facilitated and initiated numerous disciplinary enquiries and represented his employers at the CCMA. He managed and trained Forensic investigators and has extensively travelled the African continent to perform Forensic assignments and implement fraud risk management measures.

The services in which Corné has specialized himself are:

  • Forensic investigations
  • Managing a business’ risk of fraud and financial misappropriation
  • Investigation of employee misconduct
  • Independent initiating or chairing of disciplinary enquiries


Some of the sectors in which Corné performed high level forensic investigations include:

  • Parastatals and State owned enterprises
  • Municipal Government
  • Western Cape and Gauteng Provincial Governments
  • Red Meat retail industry
  • Life Insurance industry
  • Administration of Medical Funds
  • Clothing retail industry
  • Property market: facilities management and leasing.


Corné holds the BProc and LLB (post graduate) law degrees which he obtained from the University of South Africa.

During his 20 year career, Corné specialized as a skilled investigator, fraud risk mitigator, corporate and criminal law advisor and business leader within the Forensic Services arena.

Corné joined NiB in 2017 as head of fraud and forensics investigations. His experience in criminal prosecution, his acquired business acumen, coupled with almost 10 years of specializing in designing, managing and executing various intricate forensic functionalities within a financial environment, makes him ideal for performing any high level forensic investigative function.

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