Advisory Board

Simon Bailey

Chief Constable Simon Bailey

Simon Bailey has been a police officer for 29 years, serving predominantly as a detective in King’s Lynn and Norwich.

In 1998, he was seconded to the National Crime Squad and as Detective Inspector he was responsible for managing covert operations at a national and international level targeting serious and organised crime gangs. In 2000 he was further seconded to the Rosemary Nelson murder investigation based in Northern Ireland. He worked for three years on the investigation before he returned to Norfolk as a Detective Superintendent with responsibility for intelligence. In December 2005 Simon Bailey was promoted to the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent and as Head of Crime he managed the force specialist crime and operations resources. In 2007 he was appointed to lead the force modernisation programme and whilst successfully leading this programme he passed the Police National Assessment Centre and between October 2008 and February 2009 attended the Police National Strategic Command Course. DCC Bailey was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable with responsibility for Legal Services, Human Resources, and Force Performance in September 2010, he was also lead for the Norfolk Policing model Review. On 10 June 2013, Mr Bailey was temporarily promoted to the rank of Temporary Chief Constable and on the 19th September 2013 was appointed Chief Constable by the Police and Crime Panel. In January 2014 Mr Bailey became the NPCC lead for Child Protection and Investigation and in May 2016 he also became NPCC lead for Violence and Public Protection.

Simon is married with two children and two grandchildren. He was educated at Wymondham College and Norwich City College and has a Cambridge University Masters Degree in Criminology and Police Management. In January 2016, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Professor Kate Bowers

Kate Bowers

Kate Bowers is a Professor in Crime Science with the Department of Security and Crime Science at University College London.

She has worked in the field of crime science for over 20 years and has published 100 papers, books and book chapters in environmental criminology and crime science.

Her most recent research has focused on developing advanced methods for crime analysis and prediction, improving the evidence base for crime prevention and using innovative data sets to answer crime and security questions.

Jenny Coles

Jenny Coles

Jenny qualified as a social worker in 1986 and has been a senior manager in Local Authority Children’s Services since 1997.

She has worked extensively in children’s safeguarding, looked after children and quality assurance, and has also managed integrated youth and youth justice services.

Jenny moved from Luton Borough Council to take up the post of Director of Children’s Services for Hertfordshire County Council in 2010.

She is the lead DCS for Sector Led Improvement in the Eastern Region and is the chair of the ADCS Families, Communities & Young People Policy Group.

Dr Dorothy Gregson

Dr Dorothy Gregson

Dorothy is the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and prior to this was the Chief Executive of the Police Authority.

Dorothy’s role is to advise the Commissioner and lead the team to support the Commissioner in delivering all his statutory duties and responsibilities.

Dorothy has a long career in public health, ending as Director of Public Health for Bedfordshire. She is a Non-Executive Director (NED) of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and is the Chair of APAC2E (Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives).

Chris Ivory
Professor Chris Ivory

Chris is a Professor of Technology and Organisation at Anglia Ruskin University and Director of the IMPact (Innovation in Management Practice) research centre. He holds a PhD from Manchester University on Innovation in the UK Construction industry. He has subsequently written about strategy in higher education, technology change, technology and work, innovation, the role of the client in innovation and project management for leading journals including the British Journal of Management, Planning Theory, Long Range Planning, R&D Management and Construction Management and Economics. Chris has also co-authored a Routledge book on Managing Complex Projects (2013).

Chris' recent funded research has been primarily in and around technology change in organisations. In 2016, he completed a €1.5 million European Union Interreg project looking at technology change in healthcare in the UK, France, The Netherlands and Belgium and a €400,000 follow-on from this project exploring the support available for innovative SMEs seeking new heath and care opportunities regionally and internationally. He is currently Co-Investigator on a 199K Forces in Mind Trust project examining the impact of employment training of service personal spouse and a major FORTE funded program (£750K) with Swedish colleagues at Mälardalen University. This research will examine the digitisation of management in the UK and Sweden over the next three years (until 2020).

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh

Stephen is the Chief Constable of Essex Police. He was appointed to the role in May 2013 having served 28 years with the Metropolitan Police Service. He started his policing career when he joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1985.

Stephen’s previous roles have included:

  • Commander to SO15 Counter Terrorism Command where he led on developing a clearer performance culture working closely with the Security Services to ensure the links from the “local to global” were maximised;
  • DAC for Territorial Policing (TP) where he was responsible for the 20,000 officers delivering local policing to London and was a driving force behind the TP development program;
  • DAC for Specialist Operations with responsibility for protection and security as well as being responsible for the investigations into phone hacking and ancillary corruption issues.

Stephen has a MPhil in Criminology obtained at Wolfson College, Cambridge in 2002. He is an advocate of better use of technologies, localism and informed intelligence. He is the NPCC national lead for Digital Policing and is chair of the Digital Policing Board.

Rachel Tuffin OBE

Rachel Tuffin

Rachel is the Executive Director responsible for standard setting at the College of Policing. She has responsibility for the College faculties, professional development and research functions. Rachel leads College efforts to gather, build and share the best possible evidence.

Rachel previously led knowledge and research teams in the National Policing Improvement Agency and the Home Office. She has published studies on issues ranging from neighbourhood policing and police leadership to handling racist incidents and race hate on the internet, recruitment and career progression of minority ethnic police officers, and flexible working practices. Rachel has been seconded to several independent and government police reviews and was a member of the first Home Office task force sent to Macedonia to co-ordinate the evacuation of refugees from Kosovo.

She began her career as a researcher in the University of East London in 1995, and prior to that became fluent in French working as a trainer, interpreter and course director in Northern France. Her OBE was awarded in 2013 for services to policing, specifically championing evidence-based policing.

DCC Julia Wortley

Julia Wortley

DCC Julia Wortley has been a police officer for 29 years and has worked in three different police forces.

As an Essex Police Chief Officer Julia is currently seconded to 7 Force Strategic Collaboration as Programme Director, working on behalf of the seven police forces of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent and Essex. Julia has successfully led numerous challenging police operations and complex change programmes over the years.

She is well known across the seven Counties having worked in Hertfordshire Constabulary for nearly nine years and Essex for five. She has also been a key strategic lead for the Athena Programme since 2011.