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
Bob is a retired police officer who has served across a variety of roles including major investigation, surveillance, intelligence, specialist crime and prevention. Bob continues to work as a Police Staff member for Devon and Cornwall Police as the crime prevention advisor and business crime portfolio lead. As an accredited advanced problem solver and project manager Bob is motivated to support all businesses to mitigate the risk of crime be that physical or digital.
Bob works at national, regional and local levels and has previously chaired the SW Cyber Security Cluster, is currently a member of the National Business Crime Centre and works with the SW Business Crime Centre. He understands business continuity and has been involved with the subject of cyber for over seven years to assist people by breaking down the technical language to improve understanding and mitigate risk.
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.