Annemari Krugel

Head of Forensics





Annemari is a Director in the Forensic Services Department at BDO and leads a team that makes a pivotal contribution through our National Risk Advisory Service to all our business sectors. She joined BDO in 2018 with the objective to establish a professional forensics team that could serve the Southern African market. Her team at BDO, with the support of BDO International, provides a comprehensive, integrated suite of Forensic Services, that specialise in fraud investigations, anti-corruption compliance, forensic technology services and financial reporting disputes.

Prior to her appointment at BDO, Annemari held various senior positions as a director or forensic consultant.

Annemari started her career in the South African Department of Justice in 1984. By the time she left the Department to join a Labour Law Practice, she was both an experienced senior prosecutor and an experienced Magistrate. Her interest in labour related matters graduated to forensic investigations when she immersed herself in matters where she collaborated with the South African Police Service. These included several high-profile projects in Gauteng and the North West Province, on behalf of Local and Provincial Government, that successfully exposed and prosecuted corruption, fraud, statutory and other related offences where she acted as lead forensic investigator. Subsequently, she presided over and initiated in a multitude of disciplinary matters on behalf of the Auditor-General, Teta, Provincial Treasuries in the North West, Limpopo and Gauteng, Department of Health, Department of Sport and Recreation, City Power and Autopax in cases that involved the misuse or misappropriation of billions of rands. These positions often included work associations with preeminent law firms throughout Southern Africa. She is a valued member of the Executive Team and has 34 years’ experience in criminal justice, forensic investigations and prosecutions.


  • B. luris Degree
  • Post graduate Diploma in Human Rights
  • Post graduate Diploma in Labour Law
  • Masters in Labour Law (Cum Laude Dissertation)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Advanced Certificate Fraud Examinations
  • Forensic Practitioner FP(SA)


She is an author of a book entitled The Legal Dimensions of e-Recruitment Practises and she also holds membership in the ICFP, IOD, ACFE and IIASA.