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Bob King

Factual Investigator

Bob King is one of Australia's foremost authorities on insurance investigation, with over four decades of experience. Bob began his career within the NSW Police Force, spending seven years within the scientific section and six years as a Detective of the arson squad. In 1986 he ventured out on his own, becoming the principal of Thomas King & Associates. Bob successfully operated this company for almost 30 years before merging with GKA Investigations Group in 2015. Bob is renowned for his abilities in investigating difficult, complex cases and has led hundreds of investigations across Australia and internationally.

Bob has an in-depth understanding of the insurance industry and holds an Advanced Certificate in Insurance Underwriting. Throughout his career he also completed a large number of technical courses, including the NSW Police Arson Awareness Course, the NSW Police Crime Scene Examination Courses 1 & 2, the AFP's Intelligence Analyst Training Course and the Australian Army's Improvised Explosives Course. He holds both a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Government Investigations.

Bob is a current holder of a NSW security industry Master Security License and Private Inquiry Agent's Licenses in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. Bob is highly respected throughout the industry and maintains a wide range of professional affiliations. He is a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Insurance and Finance Institute, a Member of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia and an affiliate of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters. Bob is also a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, as well as the NSW Association of Fire Investigators and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

Bob takes great satisfaction in being able to use his skills to uncover the facts of a case and reveal the true cause of a fire. In his role with GKA Investigations he is also excited to be able to pass on his knowledge to a team of enthusiastic younger professionals.