Ian, in common with others at BGP had a successful career within London’s Metropolitan Police, prior to moving to the private sector in 2007.
He was an accredited senior investigating officer for homicide, as well as having experience in high value multinational fraud and other major crime. For the last five years of his service he led one of Scotland Yard’s Kidnap and Specialist Investigations teams.
Whilst on the Central London murder team, Ian was instrumental in developing a ground-breaking witness protection system used to protect the identities of witnesses in a trial involving the largest number of protected witnesses in UK history.
He is an accomplished crime scene examiner and able to utilise this experience in the assessment of major crime.
Ian is experienced in the investigation of offences involving vulnerable victims and was a member of the Metropolitan Police Crime Policy Unit when policies were developed to address sexual offences against vulnerable members of society.
Since leaving the MPS he has not only provided advice and guidance to such victims, but has also been instrumental in the investigation of offences where a prosecution has been declined by either the police or CPS.
After leaving the MPS he was the European Director for a renowned business security and risk consultancy based in Hong Kong. He has since been involved in the provision of security guidance to international corporations and hotels, as well as advising on safety and security, crisis management and business continuity.
Ian provides bespoke travel safety guidance to UK multinationals ensuring they not only comply with their duty of care responsibilities, but also to ensure a safe and secure environment for those travelling. Ian was one of the first to identify the Covid-19 crisis, advising clients in early January 2020 of the forthcoming issues. He has continued to provide tailored advice on the ever changing pandemic.
Ian has been involved for several years working with the Metropolitan Police DIVERT programme. This is a unique, award winning and successful programme aimed at reducing re-offending by diverting 18 to 25 year olds into education, skills training and other opportunities leading them away from crime.
Ian also provides guidance for the custody intervention coaches on a pro bono basis, enabling them to operate in a safe and productive environment.