GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR AT THE GLOBAL CYBER ALLIANCE(GCA)
His role at GCA is to build “relationships of trust” and coordinate the community of global partnerships. Prior to joining GCA, he had a 30-year career in law enforcement, spending most of his career as a detective, including specialist roles in combating drug trafficking and leading armed robbery investigations across London.
From 2009 to 2013 he built and led the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU). This UK national investigative capability has entailed a responsibility to provide a timely response to serious cybercrime incidents through public/private partnership initiatives to maximise harm reduction and increase public trust by proactively targeting criminal networks involved in cybercrime affecting the UK.
It has built a trusted bridge between law enforcement and the banking industry to help fight cybercrime, creating a virtual task force with banks, securing over 550 arrests globally and a £1.1bn reduction in financial damage in the UK.
This capability was the forerunner of what is now the Cyber Defence Alliance run by the UK banking sector. He worked closely with European IT counterparts, including French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian IT units.
Internationally, it has forged alliances with law enforcement IT departments in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Middle East and the United States. He led Operation Lath, the then largest cyber investigation ever undertaken by New Scotland Yard and the FBI. From 2013 to 2017, he was Head of the Cybercrime Programme at the UK’s National Council of Chiefs of Police, where he designed, created and implemented the UK police response to cybercrime.