Meet The Team
Mark is a serving police Superintendent in the Devon and Cornwall force. After graduating from Exeter University with a languages degree, he has worked for over 25 years in policing, spanning a variety of operational roles. His CV includes periods as a detective, as leader of sizeable policing areas, and as a firearms commander, with an interest in cyber which recently led to him becoming one of the force ‘digital leaders’. He has also operated nationally as a lead consultant, helping forces across the country create sustainable operating models. Latterly, Mark chaired the board of directors of a local Multi-Academy Trust, guiding it through a period of restructure and expansion. Mark holds an MSc in police leadership and management and a postgraduate diploma in the psychology of organisation development. He is married with two children, two dogs, and a passion for Cornish beaches.
Head of Cyber & Innovation
Ross is an experienced Detective officer who has carried out numerous roles during his service, although primarily operating within mainstream Criminal investigations. Latterly Ross was a trainer within Dorset Police in order to implement a new Records Management System as well as writing course syllabi. During a number of career breaks he has experience of running large scale projects in the middle east. He joins the South West Cyber Resilience Centre as a Detective Inspector and head of cyber and innovation.
Advisory Group Lead
Gary is a former Merchant Navy Deck Officer and a retired Fire Officer having served in Avon Fire & Rescue Service for over 28 years, in addition to operational & training roles, he represented on two EU technology projects, was the Service lead for national/regional planning & delivery of the Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protection to the 2012 Olympic Torch relay & 2014 NATO Summit. As Service lead for National Resilience he worked extensively with multi agency partners in the areas of CBRN/Hazmat, USAR (Urban Search & Rescue) & High Volume Pumps. His role as a NILO (National Inter Agency Liaison Officer) involved him in many police led sensitive incidents/exercises including Military and associated Services.
He has been a volunteer with Avon & Somerset Constabulary since 2016 as a role player within the Initial Training section and recently a volunteer at vaccination clinics & delivering of pharmacy prescriptions to those vulnerable in the community.
Widowed in 2018, life moves forward, he has two married children and 3 granddaughters.
Positivity will always outshine adversity.
Customer Relations Volunteer
Keith is a retired Chartered Surveyor. He formerly worked as a general practice Valuation surveyor, mainly in private practice after a short period with the Inland Revenue, in the south west of England. He was based in Bristol apart from 6 years spent in Plymouth. He has been a Rotarian for many years and enjoys getting involved in projects to help others in the local community and worldwide, and has recently assisted at a vaccination centre. He is also a National Trust volunteer.
Three years ago Keith became a volunteer with Avon and Somerset police, when the Volunteer Driver Service began in Bristol with the principal remit of saving officers and staff time by using an unmarked car to transport both people and goods around the force area. About a year ago the service was expanded to start in Bridgwater and Keith became the Coordinator for the drivers in the scheme.
In his spare time he enjoys all sports, having played golf, cricket and hockey in the past; and also gardening and walking.