Luke Groth

Luke Groth

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Luke Groth is a Partner in PwC’s Forensic Services practice and leads the Hong Kong Forensic Technology team. He assists clients with complex engagements related to fraud, disputes and regulatory response - using computer forensics, fraud detection analytics and data-driven investigation techniques. Luke also runs PwC Hong Kong’s technology product offerings, including eDiscovery and other digital services.

Luke has extensive experience helping clients conduct complex investigations requiring technology knowledge and solutions. Examples include:

  • Leading investigations for two of Hong Kong’s largest financial services misconduct cases – which included the collection and analyse of huge volumes of audio, chat, email, trading system and financial instruments data. As part of this work, Luke created complex recalculation models to determine end customer repayments given various misconduct scenarios.
  • Leading an investigation into the cyber breach of a bank whose SWIFT payments gateway was hacked, focusing on identifying the attackers’ activity across the network, how they penetrated the system, and any other data exfiltration activity.
  • Giving expert cyber and computer forensics evidence for a dispute heard by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), where there was a question of whether a technical ‘hack’ actually occurred as part of a business email compromise fraud.
  • Preparing various computer forensic reports for provision to the Hong Kong Police Force as evidence briefs in order to assist clients initiate proceedings where computers have been used to conduct fraudulent activity.

In addition to investigations, Luke also has extensive experience in the design and implementation of analytical detection systems – including Fraud Detection, AML Transaction Monitoring and Sanctions Screening. He has led numerous projects to both implement, and review the effectiveness of, these types of systems.

Luke joined the PwC Forensics team in 2008 and previously worked in Sydney before moving to Hong Kong in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Computer Science from Macquarie University and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Luke has extensive experience hands-on experience with technology – he has written and deployed software applications and uses database scripting languages to analyse large volumes of data.

Contact details

Tel: +[852] 2289 5061