ACIA is registered with Companies House and limited by guarantee but has no shareholders and is a 'not for profit' organisation. As a community we seek to enable members to take action themselves.
Our volunteer enablers are the people who initiate activity and help members do the same! Initially we were established in a traditional heirarchical structure (i.e. led by a President) and this worked well for a long time however as our aspiration is to be a community, and a network of equals, we changed our descriptions to better reflect that.
Responsible for the overall strategic direction of the association and for engaging other Enablers. Responsible for strategic partnerships including corporate members and coordinating sponsorship activity. Acts as an official Director of the formal company.
Responsible for the financial health and sustainability of the association. Receives all monies due and deposits association funds. Ensures that annual financial reports are in order and transparent. Acts as the official Company Secretary and maintains records with Companies House and completes annual returns as required to Companies House, HMRC or similar.
Deals with all queries regarding memberships including the approval of membership applications. Ensures data protection compliance.
Meet the community enablers
Keith Jackson - Coordinator
Keith served 17 years as a member of police staff, starting as an Intelligence Analyst, then Head of Analysis and then as the Head of Intelligence for the Regional Organised Crime Unit in the South West. He is now a Management Consultant working for variety of mainly public sector clients in the law enforcement arena with a focus on transforming digital intelligence and investigation.
Alistair Sharp - Treasurer
Alistair joined BAE Systems Applied Intelligence in September 2018 as a Business Consultant. Prior to joining BAE he worked as a Senior Officer in the National Crime Agency for 5 years, primarily supporting senior managers in a strategic capacity, and before that an Intelligence Officer for the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT). Alistair studied for MA in Intelligence and International Security at King's College London, achieving a Merit in 2017. During this time he developed an interest in big data and ethics, completing his thesis in this area.
Jonathan spent ten years in the Private Security sector before joining the Police as Civilian staff, spending ten years as a C&IA at Borough, Division, Force and Regional levels. After a six year stint hunting War Criminals in the Balkans for EU Rule-of-Law missions, he returned to the UK to investigate the diversion of opioids from the Regulated Supply Chain for the MHRA. He is currently 'Analyst without Portfolio', but keeping busy with work for various charitable and non-profit organisations. A member of MENSA, Jonathan is an avid believer in thinking outside the box, and doing more with less.
ACIA is funded through corporate memberships and support and direct sponsorship of some activities by selected partners. ACIA is a registered non-profit making company.