Following early promotions, in 2005, Ian was selected to join the Association of Chief Police Officers, this was the strategic body for UK policing responsible for developing and implementing national strategy and policy.
Ian lead among other things the National Community Tension Team, an HMG funded unit that collated, analysed and disseminated intelligence to inform and assist in addressing community tension. Ian’s unit was then tasked to produce the first Police PREVENT strategy. This strategic work had to be aligned to compliment HMG’s CONTEST UK Counter Terrorism Strategy.
As the Units experienced Superintendent, Ian travelled extensively nationally and internationally working with police, governments, security services and communities. The work of this Unit was ground breaking and often controversial as it was at the vanguard of work that preventing people being drawn into terrorism and identifying those at risk of being so.
In 2010, Ian rejoined the MPS as the deputy of the Specialist Operations Olympic Command Unit. This Unit had national responsibility for the safe and secure delivery of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games specifically around protective security measures that addressed the significant threat of terrorism. This role included close working with HMG departments, local authorities across the UK, all UK police forces and many other significant stakeholders including foreign Governments and security services.
In 2014, Ian worked directly to the Director of HR for the MPS to research opportunities to address the under representation of black minority ethnic officers and female officers in the MPS. His team developed and introduced policy changes that positively impacted the representation of the two groups.
In January 2017, he was appointed Acting Chief Superintendent. He led over 800 staff, in what is still one of the most challenging of London Boroughs, until his retirement. Ian offers a depth of knowledge and experience within the public sector as well as a plethora of leadership and strategic experience to benefit students from all sectors.