Colin Yates comes to XINTEC with 22 years' experience in managing fraud, revenue risk and investigations in the telecoms industry. This time was spent firstly in Telecom New Zealand and then at Vodafone where, for 6 years, he was Head of Fraud Management and Investigations for Vodafone Group. There he was responsible for effective and consistent fraud management across Vodafone's global footprint.
During this period Colin was also heavily involved with the GSM Fraud Forum where he held the positions of Deputy Chair and Chairman of the Fraud Forum Intelligence sub-group. He was appointed as a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1996 and in addition to his management positions within the GSM Fraud Forum, he has held similar positions in CFCA, FIINA, ATFRA (Australia) and PPM (Pacific Partners). In recent years has also been an advisor on fraud management to the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA).
Prior to joining the telecommunications industry, Colin completed a 19-year career in the New Zealand Police where he held various front-line and investigative roles.