Sheila Ponnosamy holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Before joining the private investigation firm of Mainguard International (S) Pte Ltd 15 years ago, she handled exhibitions & events management and was a conference producer in Australia. Her scope of work includes business development, client liaison and investigations management of operations in the Asia Pacific region. After spending over 10 years advancing her training in investigations and attending local workshops and international conferences all over the world, she currently serves as an elected Board Member of the Council of International Investigators and is the Chair of the Public Relations Committee. Ms Ponnosamy was awarded the Investigator of the Year Award in 2010 at the CII Conference in Cardiff for her work in an international case across a few countries in locating a woman who had been missing for 10 years.