Senior Expert /Trainer
Senior Expert/Trainer, Criminal Investigations and Enforcement
Mark McFalls has been involved in the border security domain for many decades, having spent over 35 years with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the World Customs Organization (WCO) and as an independent Customs consultant. While with the CBSA, he served as Manager of Criminal Investigations, National Manager of Enforcement Training and Project Manager for the CBSA's Radiation Detection Portal Project. He has served as an investigator with the UN Sanctions Assistance Mission in the Balkans and as an investigator with a multi-agency law enforcement unit investigating terrorist financing. He has designed and delivered training to Customs and border officials globally in the areas of strategic trade controls, investigations, intelligence, trade facilitation and risk management.
He has collaborated with numerous international organizations and agencies including the World Customs Organization (WCO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Organization of American States, the European Anti-Fraud Office, the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre, the US State Department (EXBS), the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the US Customs and Border Protection and the US Department of Energy amongst others. At the WCO he held the positions of Chairman of the Commercial Fraud Training Materials Project Group, training expert for the Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Programme and course designer/facilitator for the WCO Virtual Customs Orientation Academy (VCOA).
He has contributed content as a subject matter expert to various international training and learning products within the context of border management and strategic trade including the WCO VCOA, the Security and Strategic Trade Management Academy as well as the Implementation Manual for Frontline Personnel to Detect and Halt Destabilizing Chemical and Biological Materials.