After serving for more than 31 years as a police officer, Adam Briggs became the senior overseas advisor to RSS Ltd, an organisation comprising police enforcement experts that work with governments, police forces and businesses in the UK and overseas. In the international theatre, he has worked in India, the Caribbean, Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, India, Hong Kong, Australia, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova assisting directly with improving policing and progressing effective strategies. Adam was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise which was presented by the Queen in person in July 2017.
His former police role was as a deputy chief constable in a UK force where he was responsible for all aspects of governance, performance management and service delivery in an organisation of 3000 staff, with a budget of £135m. This role included strategic lead on crime, road policing, training and personal development, estates, facilities, vehicle fleet, information security, legal services, human resources and information technology.
Adam has extensive experience of Gold, Silver and Bronze level critical incident management in many different theatres of incident management and has taught senior leaders how to manage these.
Stuart Hyde completed a career in the police service in the UK and holds the Queen’s Police Medal and an Honorary Doctorate for Cybercrime prevention and detection. He is now a private consultant on cyber issues and digital risk including digital forensics. Stuart possesses significant policing experience and has substantial international engagement covering Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas and delivered cybercrime scenario-based exercises to a range of European police organisations.
He is the Yorkshire regional promoter of the UK Governments Cyber Information Sharing Partnership and has authored a user level online cybersecurity course with one of the UK’s main online learning companies. He is also vice president of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace and vice president of the High Tech Crime Consortium.
In his 32-year police career, Meredydd Hughes served in four of the largest UK forces and on secondment at the Home Office. He has extensive and comprehensive experience in both territorial and specialist uniformed operational policing with an emphasis on the leadership of large-scale public and sporting events, critical incidents, public order, roads policing and firearms operations. He became chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, leading the force for seven years.
Nationally, for more than five years, he was head of the unformed operations business area. His responsibilities included the oversight and leadership of the 2005 G8 Conference, the 2010 papal visit to the UK, and he led the Olympic Games planning team for two years. He now works as an international consultant in major event planning and delivery, police reform, leadership, and crisis management.
Nick Croft M.Ed. is a retired assistant chief constable who worked in South Wales Police. He had overall responsibility for the force's Information technology systems including connections to the police national network, external Internet and internal intranet. During his tenure, he managed numerous critical incidents which may have resulted in significant damage to the reputation of the police and trust in the police service nationally.
One such incident was a cyberattack made on the force’s website and infrastructure. During this critical incident, he managed the containment of attack, the media issues generated by the loss of public facing police systems and the impact on the community during and after the incident.
Nick’s first-hand experience of managing a significant cyberattack coupled with his extensive training experience contributes to maximising the learning outcomes for individuals and groups who attend ExCyb training courses.
Kevin Tea is a journalist and marketing communications professional who has worked for some of the leading international brands in finance, transportation and pharmaceuticals. He has also held senior posts within the UK media and international magazines.
He was a member of a four-year project for the European Commission developing ways for disadvantaged rural communities to use internet technologies for remote working. He also runs a technology blog for small businesses which covers cybersecurity and privacy and which has received two international awards from American magazines.