Brian Little

Brian Little

Sector: 
Aerospace /Defence
How I became a Whistleblower: 

Accounting “Forensic Deceit” and director duties and responsibilities - leading to the longest running Employment Tribunal individual Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) case in legal history; from December 2006 to May 2012.

In their judgement the tribunal found that I had made 12 protected disclosures. Investigations were launched by the European Aviation Safety Agency /CAA and professional accounting bodies in the UK and Canada.

What happened next: 

A major attack from senior management colleagues and directors on boards. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and Ernst & Young (E&Y) people were then used in a “convoluted whitewash” to cover up. Time, however, and a proper, accurate and comprehensive understanding of the evidence together with contemporaneous documents, has demonstrated that my concerns were accurate – see more on www.fortfield.com.

I have been enormously helped by my immediate family, friends and my local MP, Mr Jim Shannon MP for Strangford who continues to take an interest in the case and the wider implications here for business and accounting regulation in the UK and abroad. Fortunately I have also been blessed to have had remarkable competent and able health professional assist me.

My former senior management colleagues and directors attacked me and sought to undermine my credibility based on both the information and my “personality” . Today my former employer is valued on the stock exchange at approximately 20% of the market value when I filed my Employment Tribunal claim.

What I do now: 

Continue to be unemployed and realistically, have no likelihood of working at 55, although I have increased my activity and time spent at church and in helping others at an individual level.