President: Keith Jackson
Responsible for the overall strategic direction of the association, Chairs meetings of the Board, appoints the members, other than any elected Director, of standing and special projects and appoints interim Project Directors should vacancies occur prior to the selection meeting. Is responsible for strategic partnerships including corporate members and coordinating sponsorship activity and represents the Association at external meetings.
Vice Presidents: Kate Abrahams and Gemma Plummer
The two Vice President share between them the following responsibilities: Deputise for the President as required; ensure the overall coordination and delivery of ACIA’s projects, supporting the Project Directors in their roles; and ensuring that the association is run efficiently and effectively including membership administration and supporting the Treasurer and Secretary.
Treasurer: Jacky Cattini
Responsible for the financial health and sustainability of the association. Send out notices to all members for the payment of dues, receive all monies due the association and deposit association funds. Monitor delegated budgets and ensure that annual reports on their use are in order and prepare the overall annual report of association finances. Act as the official the Company Secretary and maintain records with Companies House and complete annual returns as required to Companies House, HMRC or similar.
Secretary: Jamie Bamfield
Responsible for organising and arranging all the formal meetings and other related business of the association including issuing notices of meetings, setting the agenda (with the Chair), keeping an accurate record of Board proceedings and organising elections as required.
Awards Project Director: Amy Powell
Responsible for all aspects of the annual awards process, including recruiting judges, organising the applications process, securing trophies and appropriate financial support, ensuring winners are put forward to the international awards. Coordinates the activities of members of the Project group. Is also responsible for authorising spend of delegated budget and accountable to the Board for its appropriate use.
Conference Project Director: Nicola Endacott
Responsible for all aspects of organising the annual conference, including setting the agenda, recruiting speakers, marketing the event and booking and liaising with the venue. Also champions support for regional events, seminars and workshops. Coordinates the activities of members of the Project group. Is also responsible for authorising spend of delegated budget and accountable to the Board for its appropriate use.
Member Resources Project Director: Anthony Lewis
Responsible for ensuring that the Resources Zone on the ACIA website delivers benefit to members including sourcing and quality assuring tips and techniques, job vacancies, useful web links and training and development opportunities. Coordinates the activities of members of the Project group. Is also responsible for authorising spend of delegated budget and accountable to the Board for its appropriate use.
ACIA is run by analyst for analysts, and it is only the efforts put in by members that enable the association to deliver benefits to all. Getting involved in ACIA’s activities can be very rewarding in terms of engaging in the wider analytical community and making contacts, of great exposure to project activities which help personal development and of satisfaction of a job well done.
We would suggest that people start by volunteering to contribute as a Project Member on one of the current projects. The commitment required from volunteers is flexible and does not necessarily involve large amounts of travel or time.
If you have a good idea and have time and effort to contribute then the association wants to help you make it happen. Drop us a line introducing yourself and letting us know the sort of things you’d like to contribute to firstname.lastname@example.org
The President: Keith Jackson
He served 17 years in the police service with his latest role being the Head of Intelligence for the Regional Organised Crime Unit in the South West (called Zephyr) a post he held for five years.
He has been responsible for delivering a range of projects on behalf of ACPO portfolios including:
Keith started his career an intelligence analyst on district and spent four years working his way through various tactical and strategic roles before becoming the Head of Intelligence Analysis for Avon and Somerset Police, a post he held for eight years. During this time he was involved in the project that created the first National Intelligence Analysis Training (NIAT) course and also led the national group that defined the National Occupational Standards for Intelligence Analysis, before leaving to take on the job of setting up the regional intelligence unit.
He is in the unusual position that every role he has held has not been performed by anyone else before.
Vice-President: Kate Abrahams
Kate is the Head of Intelligence for DAC Beachcroft LLP following 16 years service in the police. She has worked as Principal Analyst in Cambridgeshire Constabulary and as Head of Analysis and Performance in Norfolk Constabulary until September 2011.
Kate has taken national leads in a number of projects, but most notably has been the major incident analysis lead for nearly ten years. This followed Kate’s involvement in managing the analysts who worked on the Soham murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. As the lead for major incident analysis, Kate lead a national working group that has delivered a regular conference, a national major incident analysis course and the Major Incident Analysis Manual; which was the first ever manual for analysts in the UK.
In her career, Kate has travelled to Mexico City, Vancouver, Ottawa and Japan to deliver presentations on major incident analysis and intelligence analysis in general. She has also delivered consultancy services as part of her own private business to Bermuda Police and the Gambling Commission and has trained Senior Investigating Officers in Northern Ireland and England.
Kate is now focusing on the delivery of intelligence to the insurance industry; combating fraud and fraudsters. DAC Beachcroft is a large law firm that represents the insurance industry, it has a large intelligence team which is based in Birmingham.
Vice President: Gemma Plummer
Gemma Plummer began working for the NPIA in March 2008, taking on the role of Principal Information Analyst. Gemma is leading on a rolling process for strategic analysis at a national level, supported by robust scanning, which will enable a suite of strategic products (both regular and commissioned) to be produced during the course of the year. This process uses the Police Online Knowledge Area (POLKA) as a channel for creating and sharing knowledge and outputs and will incorporate problem profiles on thematic issues identified from scanning and research, short wiki articles/briefing documents on emerging issues and a strategic overview.
Prior to joining NPIA, Gemma worked as an analyst for Cambridgeshire Constabulary for 8 years, initially posted on BCU, then seconded to Op. Fincham (the investigation into the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman) The next 3 years saw Gemma move from being Senior Analyst on BCU to Deputy Principal and then into the role of Acting Principal Analyst. This variety of roles has enabled Gemma to gain a breadth of experience and contribute to the development of the profession nationally through involvement in the writing of the National Major Incident Analysis Manual (MIAM) and in her current role as Vice President of the Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts (ACIA).
Awards Project Diretor: Amy Powell
Amy joined the NPIA in December 2007 as a senior analyst, having performed the role of analyst and senior analyst in Cambridgeshire Constabulary for seven years. Amy took over the role of principal analyst at NPIA in September 2008.
This role is in place to support and promote the effective use and professional development of analysts across policing through the provision of hands on support to forces, quality assurance of analytical products, facilitating the sharing of good practice, development of tools and methodology and the publishing of national guidance on analysis and the use of analysts.
Amy’s previous experience as an analyst and a senior analyst in a force environment has given her a broad range of experience of both tactical and strategic work as well as partnership working and people management. She has been closely involved with the creation of crime and disorder audits, neighbourhood profiles and strategic assessments, as well as driving forward the sharing of information with partner agencies.
Conferences Project Director: Nicola Endacott
Nicola has been a Senior Intelligence Analyst within the Serious Crime Directorate for Kent Police for nearly five years, having joined Kent Police as part of a Covert Team in 1997, she became a divisional analyst in 1998.
Nicola has worked in many disciplines of analysis, including Public Protection and ViSOR, Major Crime, Serious and Organised Crime and Divisional analysis. She manages a team of Analysts covering Intelligence, crime, performance and partnership analysis. Nicola has worked on many critical incidents and has provided the analytical role input into the latest Critical Incident Manual. She has recently completed her first year towards her Strategic Leadership Masters qualification.
Nicola is a School Governor at her children’s school and enjoys watching her three girls horse riding (although admits to never actually riding a horse herself!), Ballroom and Latin American Dancing, Volkswagen festivals and camping, or rather Glamping!