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 a retired Detective officer who carried out numerous roles during his service, although primarily operating within mainstream Criminal investigations. As a trainer with Dorset Police he led a team who implemented training for a new force wide Records Management System as well as devising and writing the supervisors course. During a number of career breaks he has also developed experience of running large scale engineering projects in the middle east. Ross joined the South West Cyber Resilience Centre as a Detective Inspector and head of cyber and innovation and served in that post until retirement, at which point he continued in role as a member of Police staff.
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, retiring in 2015.
He has been a volunteer with Avon & Somerset Constabulary since 2016 as a role player within the Initial Training section and joined the SWCRC as a volunteer in 2021 as coordinating lead for the Advisory Group.