A Quest product

A Quest product

Quest runs standalone, independent, expert integrity units for organisations in the sport industry and beyond, applying over 20 years of expertise to deliver assurance to clients that their integrity is kept intact.

Quest’s integrity units are staffed by experts in integrity issues, having backgrounds ranging from policing and investigations, to intelligence, legal, HR and consulting. All our staff are experienced in working with a range of organisations and industries, catering to needs of the private, public, corporate and sports sector clients alike.

The Team

Quest prides itself on a second-to-none, international network of experts to deliver a range of services to its clients.

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington


Lord Stevens is a former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and widely acknowledged as the most respected police officer of modern times. Having an established reputation for integrity, thoroughness and independence he conducted major inquiries into security breaches in Northern Ireland and the death of Diana Princess of Wales. Since joining Quest, he has led major investigations in equine doping, corruption in Premier Football League transfers and F1 racing.

Martin Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Martin joined Quest after a 30-year career with the Metropolitan Police Service. Responsible for developing the company’s investigation and intelligence capabilities he has been integral to establishing the sports and commercial integrity divisions. He has successfully concluded numerous sensitive inquiries for sporting federations, high net worth individuals, and major corporate clients. Martin has an honours degree in Law from the University of London.

Rt. Hon. Richard Caborn

Senior Advisor on Sports Integrity

As Britain’s longest serving sports minister and previously Minister for Trade and Industry, Richard was part of the team that won the hosting rights for the 2012 Olympic Games for London, and was instrumental in bringing the World Anti-Doping Code onto the statute books. After a front-bench career spanning nearly two decades Richard left Government in July 2007 to become Gordon Brown’s Ambassador to the England 2018 football World Cup bid.

Sir Mark Rowley

Non-Executive Director

Sir Mark Rowley joined Quest in 2018 after retiring as Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations UK at the Metropolitan Police. As Senior Officer in charge of Counter-Terrorism policing from 2014-2018, Sir Mark represented Counter-Terrorism policing in its engagement with Government on operational and policy issues with tackling terrorism and espionage.

Colin Fox

Director of Finance

Colin is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial planning and reporting including audit, tax compliance and treasury. During his career, Colin has held a number of senior finance positions, including at a FSTE100 media company and a NASDAQ-quoted firm specialising in business intelligence and data analysis. Colin is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Eddie Marshbaum

Director of Sports Integrity

As Director of Sports Integrity, Eddie offers strategic advice on sports integrity issues to national and international sports governing bodies, government departments, NGOs, private individuals and clients from the commercial sector operating in the sporting world. An expert in sports integrity and governance issues, Eddie is a qualified solicitor with extensive experience practising corporate, commercial and sports law at an international law firm.

Ross Smith

Director of Investigations and Intelligence

As Director of Investigations and Intelligence, Ross manages the day-to-day running of projects for a number of high-net-worth-individuals and corporate clients. Liaising closely with Quest’s far-reaching network of specialists, Ross ensures clients are receiving timely and innovative solutions. Ross holds an honours degree in International Business from the University of Hull.

Erika O’Leary

Associate Director, Sports Integrity, Investigations and Intelligence

Erika manages investigations for Quest’s sport sector clients and provides strategic advice to sports integrity projects. She is a qualified solicitor, with over 10 years’ experience working in anti-doping and sports regulatory roles at both international and national sports federations. Erika holds an honours degree in Commerce from University College Dublin, a Postgraduate degree in law and is a qualified mediator.

Andrew Smith

Senior Manager, Security & Integrity

Working across the Sport Integrity and Security Departments, Andrew manages the day-to-day functions of an Integrity Unit for an international sports federation whilst providing expertise to our security conscious clients. Having operated the Quest Middle East Office for over 3 years, Andrew has extensive knowledge of global practices.

Helen Slaven

Senior Analyst and Project Manager

Helen works within Quest’s Sports Integrity and Investigations departments as a researcher, strategist and analyst. She also works with the Security department coordinating logistical operations and managing Quest’s international standards and processes. Helen holds an honours degree from the University of Reading in Italian and Classical Studies, and a master’s degree from University College London in Linguistics.

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