#PIER19 will feature plenaries and keynote talks from leading influencers as well as Q&A sessions and panel-led discussions.
Susie Hargreaves OBE joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in September 2011 as Chief Executive. She has worked in the charity sector for more than 25 years in a range of senior positions.
Susie is a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre. She is also a member of the NCA CEOP Command Strategic Governance Group; the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Child Online Protection Working Group; a Steering Group Member of UK IGF; an Advisory Group member of Stop it Now! and a member of the BBFC’s Consultative Council. She’s also an Executive Board member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and a member of the "WeProtect Global Alliance" International Advisory Board.
Susie is a Clore Fellow and was a finalist for a European Woman of Achievement Award in 2004 and PA Magazine's 'Best Boss of 2014'. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2016 for ‘Services to Child Online Safety’. Susie was a finalist in the Executive of the Year 2017 category in the internet’s most prestigious industry awards in the UK, the ISPA Awards.
Marcella is Director of Leonard Consultancy and qualified as a social worker in 1989. Marcella has specialised in assessment and treatment in the fields of sexuality, sexual deviancy and sexual trauma. She has two areas of specific interest: one, in developing the understanding of those working within risk management in utilising the knowledge of normal sexual development to understand sexual deviancy; the other as a psychosexual therapist to assist victims of sexual trauma to regain a healthy sexual life without re-experiencing trauma.
Marcella works in New Zealand, Abu Dhabi, Australia, Gibraltar and Canada, throughout UK and Ireland in delivering specialist training, consultancy and programme development. She provides clinical supervision personnel in their victim and offender focused work. She also undertakes reviews of social work practice in child and adult social care cases. Marcella has written several book chapters and co-authored articles in relevant professional journals, provides expert opinion to media outlets.
Nick works with the security, law enforcement and criminal justice communities to tackle their most critical challenges: helping to detect, prevent and disrupt crime; protect the public and save lives.
He is a member of PA's global defence and security sector team and leads PA's work for the UK's homeland security clients. He specialises in the national security capabilities needed to enable investigators to respond to new and emerging technologies and has over a decade's experience working across the national security and law enforcement communities, following 20 years in the Royal Air Force.
He has delivered major programmes at the heart of this sector, working closely with agencies plus CT and serious crime teams in the major metropolitan police forces. He is currently leading PA’s work with the Home Office (OSCT), National Crime Agency and the Vulnerabilities Sector. Key assignments include the implementation of the Investigatory Powers Act, NCA Transformation and work with the WePROTECT Global Alliance. Nick is a regularly published author on Defence and Security, Policing and Cybercrime.
Felicity is a defence and security specialist at PA Consulting, where she’s worked for UK government clients across the vulnerabilities, security and defence sector on research, analysis, policy and business change programmes. As co-author of the WePROTECT Global Threat Assessment 2018, Felicity worked with global law enforcement agencies to gather insight on the evolving online threat, the behaviour of the offender community and the lasting impact of CSEA on its victims and their families.
Felicity is a champion for social mobility initiatives and was part of the team that delivered PA’s recent Springboard programme, offering work experience opportunities to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Before coming to PA, Felicity worked in policy at the United Nations Association in the UK, where her research included child migration and human trafficking, atrocity crimes and peacekeeping.
Professor Jane Reeves is a Reader in Child Protection and Simulation Development at the University of Kent. She is Co-Director of the International Centre for Child Protection (ICPP) and Director of Studies for the distance learning MA in Advanced Child Protection. A qualified social worker, Jane completed her MPhil. (Kent) and PhD. (Open University) analysing young people in the care system who were young parents.
Since becoming Co-Director of CCP she has worked in partnership with a variety of statutory and third sector agencies and led on and co-written several immersive simulations. The simulations tackle complex inter-professional child protection issues including sexual abuse (‘Rosie 1’ 2011); neglect (‘Rosie 2’ 2012); radicalization and extremism (‘Zak’ 2013; Maryam and Joe; Behind Closed Doors 2017); paedophilia (‘Elliot’ 2013) and child sexual exploitation (‘Looking out for Lottie’ 2014) and ‘Rosie goes to court’ (2015) a simulation on the experience of court processes. The simulations have attracted a variety of awards and are being widely used across the UK by professionals and directly with young people to help protect them from online grooming. Her research includes evaluating the impact of the simulations, including a study using eye tracker and emotion reader software to evaluate professional emotional responses to the simulations.
She has also completed project Rita collaborating with the University of Portsmouth and two SME’s to design a new approach to artificially intelligent care and an Innovation Grant from the DfE to investigate how and if technology can be used more effectively for young people in care to keep them safe. She is currently working on a European Erasmus Project with the University of Stirling looking at standards of child protection education across Europe leading to an innovative online programme on refugee’s across Europe, and is currently editing a book on trafficking.
Sam is responsible for the on-boarding and ongoing management of law enforcement agencies and major network operators taking part in the Mobile IPAR Trial.
Working with the trial participants, the aim is to further refine the capability, identify areas within the LEA community where this technology could be used, and prepare the solution for potentially being rolled out as an operational capability.
Sam has 20 years’ experience in the IT sector, having worked in multiple domains including aviation, insurance, banking, local/central government, law enforcement and national security.
Lorin LaFave is the founder of The Breck Foundation, a charity set up after the tragic loss of her 14 year old son Breck Bendnar through internet grooming.
Using Breck’s story, the Breck foundation travels the UK educating the Digital Generation to keep safer online. They campaign for a safer internet and help train police, educators, health practitioners, safeguarding leads, parents and pupils to ensure that young people are empowered to make safer choices for themselves online. Lorin is a regular guest on the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as on various radio programmes. She also presents training videos and documentaries, spreading awareness to all who touch the lives of children.
Tom Farrell is a police officer from the Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies. He has spent the past 15 years working in a variety of intelligence related roles, focusing heavily on investigating Online Child Sexual Exploitation since 2014. During this time Tom has worked closely with The Child Rescue Coalition and is an accredited instructor of their CPSys software, regularly delivering CPD to UK CPSys users.
Tom has been seconded to the Home Office since 2017 working on a project to develop innovative solutions to the worldwide Law Enforcement issue of unresolvable mobile IP connections and has developed a solution to utilise CPS on a large scale to tackle offenders using mobile connections.
David has been the National Online CSE Co-ordinator since 2015 and reports to the National Policing Lead (CC Bailey) and other senior stakeholders. He has specific responsibility for driving performance through training and sharing best practice on the Child Abuse Images Database, Victim Identification Strategy and Streamline Forensic Reports. He chairs the national user groups, manages liaison with Home Office, NCA, PSNI, Police Scotland, RCJ and DPPs office; represents at UK policing at Interpol and 5 Eyes conferences; provides training to Judiciary; created and manages the Innovation Lab (AI); and is the GDPR Data Protection Officer.
Prior to 2015 he spent over 30 years with Metropolitan Police, concluding as a Senior Detective in Specialist Crime investigations overseeing the Paedophile Unit and Predatory Offenders unit with global expertise in targeting on- and off-line activity against paedophiles including Child Sexual Exploitation. He was also the National Lead Officer for Operation Yewtree and some of the Met's most high profile investigations.
Natalie joined Anglia Ruskin University in January 2011, having worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. She completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Essex in 2008. It was entitled Doing Harder Time? The Experiences of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Since gaining her PhD, Natalie has continued to research ageing prisoners and has made a significant contribution to the knowledge of this forgotten section of the prison population.
Natalie has also conducted research and published work on child sexual offenders and in November 2017, joined PIER (Policing Institute for the Eastern Region) as Principal Investigator on the National ARMS Evaluation. This two year research project evaluates the Active Risk Management System (ARMS), a risk management tool used with registered sexual offenders in England and Wales, by Police and the National Probation Service.
Martin is the National Victim ID and Facial Management implementation Officer working directly for Mr David Gray the National Online CSE Co-ordinator.
He has spent the past two and a half years travelling to every Police Force in the UK to help to support the implementation of CAID, supporting all forces as they implement the role of Victim ID within their investigative structures, arranging nationally accredited training for all Victim ID officers in the UK and also the nationally accredited training of police staff in ‘train the trainer’ with regards to the categorising of Indecent Images of Children.
Prior to this he served 30 years with Norfolk and Hertfordshire Constabulary’s. For the last 16 years he was a Detective Sergeant in the Child Abuse Unit/Rape Unit/MASH as well as Special Branch and CID.
Sarah was educated at Loughborough University and Coventry University. She has an extensive background in social care, early intervention services for families and young people, community regeneration, and offender rehabilitation, holding posts across multiple local authorities in England and Wales.
Sarah moved to Wales to take up a unique role for Swansea Council of Head of Poverty and Prevention, running all their prevention and early intervention services for children, young people, families and communities.
Sarah was appointed to the post of Director, Barnardo’s Cymru in August 2016 and has led Barnardo’s continued growth and influence in the development of children services across Cymru. Sarah sits on a number of Welsh Government Advisory Boards, is a Trustee of Children in Wales, and is Barnardo’s UK lead for tackling Child Sexual Abuse. Barnardo’s aim is to work collaboratively across sectors to eradicate CSA/E.
Rob has 30 years’ law enforcement experience in a variety of criminal investigation and intelligence collection roles in HM Customs and Excise, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and, most recently, the National Crime Agency (NCA).
In 2013 Rob joined the NCA as Head of Operations in the Border Policing Command where he led the national response to the investigation of detections of drugs, firearms, and cash at the UK Border. In 2017 he was appointed to the role of Deputy Director CEOP taking responsibility for the NCA’s response to online child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE).
In 2018 Rob was appointed as the NCA Director responsible for driving the national response to priority serious organised crime threats including organised immigration crime, modern slavery, and online CSAE.
Ethel Quayle is Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh and Director of COPINE. A clinical psychologist who has worked with both sex offenders and their victims, for 20 years she has researched technology-mediated crimes against children, collaborating internationally with government and non-government agencies in the context of research, policy and practice.
Recent EU-funded research examined the function of coercive and non-coercive self-produced sexual images by adolescents and NSPCC-funded research on deterrence of possession of images. She plays an active role in a number of government and non-government organisations.