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Erich Schenk

Gauteng Based Managing Director

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Grahamstown South Africa

Erich CFE, FP (SA), is the Managing Director of GreyFox and Associates, a Company that specialises in Fraud Risk Management & Forensic Investigations.

He is a seasoned senior level Fraud Examiner and Commercial Forensic Practitioner, who focus exclusively on providing forensic investigative and anti-fraud management solutions and services to the Private sector.

Erich has been involved in the corporate sector, at senior management level for more than 20 years, where he has successfully conducted and oversaw the investigation and prosecution, internally and externally, of numerous fraud cases involving millions of Rand, across the South African and African business industry spectrum.

His knowledge of fraud control and fraud risk management systems, processes, policies and procedures has played an instrumental role in ensuring that the companies he worked for prevented losses and recovered stolen Company funds and assets amounting to hundreds of millions of Rand.

He successfully investigated commercial crime cases in other countries on the African Continent, such as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya.

Over the years, he functioned effectively both at Senior & Executive Management level.

Erich is privileged to have served on numerous Management and Executive Steering Committees, served on the Board of Directors of The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service, a Company which is the front runner in the fight against fraud through their role as the leading commercial reference in fraud prevention,

Erich holds several professional qualifications related to his field of expertise.

Contact details

M: +27 (0) 82 854 2110

Web presence

Business Address

Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Managing Partner / Executive Director | GreyFox & Associates - Fraud Risk Management & Forensic Investigation Specialists
Pretoria, South Africa | December 2015 - present

Consulting and Project Management

Direct and control the Company’s operations and to give strategic guidance and direction to ensure that the Company achieves its mission and objectives.

Previous Position(s)

Independent Director | The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service
GAUTENG, South Africa | January 2008 - August 2015


Served on the Board of Directors as a non-executive director, involved in policy making and planning exercises and acting in the interest of the Company’s many stakeholders.

Head: Group Forensic Services | Group Risk / Group Forensics | AFRICAN PHOENIX INVESTMENTS LTD
Midrand, South Africa | July 2003 - November 2015

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Leading and overseeing the overall management and performance of the Forensic Services Function.

Head: Forensic Services | Forensic Services | The Standard General Insurance Company
Midrand, South Africa | September 2001 - June 2003

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Leading and overseeing the overall management and performance of the Forensic Services Function

Head: Group Forensic Services | Group Forensic Services | African Life Assurance Froup
Houghton Estate, South Africa | August 1997 - August 2001


Leading and overseeing the overall management and performance of the Forensic Services Function

Group Forensic Auditor | Group Forensic Services | JD GROUP LIMITED
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 1995 - July 1997

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Investigation and prosecution of Commercial and Corporate Crimes, loss control, fraud risk control implementation, etc.

Detective | Crime Investigations Division | SAPS
Johannesburg, South Africa | May 1984 - January 1995

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Investigation of all the different categories of criminal offences committed under the SA Criminal Law, whilst specialising in organised, violent and fraud related crimes.

Educational history


Framesby, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1983)


University of the Witwatersrand

Business Administration and Management, General

Rhodes University

Business Administration and Management, General

University of Johannesburg

Forensic Audit & Criminal Justice



The Institute of Commercial Forensic Practisioners (ICFP)

Professionally Certified Member - FP(SA), January 2011 - present

The ICFP Coheres and regulates the South African commercial forensic industry.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Professionally Certified Member - CFE, July 1997 - present

The ACFE is the world's largest international anti-fraud certification organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.

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