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Colin started his career on Fleet Street at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP working in information management, before deciding on a career change in 2001 when he joined the metropolitan police. Colin has spent the majority of his policing career since working as a Detective within the CID, Specialist Units and on the National Cyber Crime Unit within the National Crime Agency.​

Since 2019, Colin has been seconded to the East Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit overseeing serious cyber, fraud and dark web investigations.  Whilst now focusing on the Cyber Resilience Centre, Colin remains Senior Investigating Officer for several complex cyber, fraud and money laundering investigations.  

Colin has benefited from training in a variety of cyber-related disciplines including Cyber Incident Response, Digital forensics and Cyber Crime management. He is also an Accredited Counter Fraud Manager certified by the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board.

​Colin has strong links to the East Midlands, he lives in the region and studied at both Leicester University and then Loughborough University where he completed a MSc. in Information Technology.

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