Global progressive policing

International Advisory Board (IAB)

Policing Insight’s International Advisory Board (IAB) was established in April 2020, to provide advice to Policing Insight’s Publisher, Bernard Rix, and the wider Policing Insight team, on the development of Policing Insight’s global profile and content. The IAB will help facilitate Policing Insight’s mission to be the leading information destination for the sharing of global policing knowledge, practice and policy – a platform for government, policing and criminal justice professionals, academia, third sector and industry to promote and share the latest in progressive policing. The work of the IAB will bring great benefits to our growing global readership and the wider police and criminal justice community.

At any one time, the Board will have up to twelve members, drawn from across policing, academia and the supplier community, and representing as diverse a global policing community as possible.

Meet the IAB

Professor Gloria Laycock OBE (Chair)
LinkedIn: Gloria Laycock     Twitter: @g_laycock
Professor of Crime Science at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London (UCL), and an internationally renowned expert in policing and crime prevention.


Mark EvansR. Mark Evans OBE
LinkedIn: R. Mark Evans OBE 
Deputy Chief Executive at New Zealand Police and Vice President of the Australia New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing. In addition to his policing roles, Mark is a Visiting Professor at University College London (UCL) and a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.


Gary CordnerGary Cordner
LinkedIn: Gary Cordner     Twitter: @gcordner
Gary brings an expert perspective from the United States of America. A former police chief in Maryland USA and the current Academic Director at Baltimore Police Department, he has an extensive relevant academic background, including as Dean of the College of Justice & Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. He was previously President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Editor of the American Journal of Police and Founding Editor of Police Quarterly.

Dee Collins Dee Collins CBE QPM
LinkedIn: Dee Collins CBE QPM    Twitter: @DeeMCollins
Former Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and Police Director of the 2019 Strategic Command Course with the UK’s College of Policing.



Pierre Perron MOM
LinkedIn: Pierre Perron M.O.M    
Former Assistant Commissioner, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), currently Global Public Safety Expert at Huawei Technologies.



May-Britt V R Ronnebro MSt GMnor
LinkedIn: May-Britt V R Ronnebro MSt GMnor 
Secretary General at the International Police Association (IPA), and Superintendent at Swedish Police.



Professor Karl Roberts BSc (Hons) MSc PhD AFBPS CPsychol (Forens)
LinkedIn:  Professor Karl Roberts   Twitter: @ProfKARobs
Professor of Policing and Criminal Justice in Western Sydney University, and also a Consultant in Health Security and Policing for the World Health Organisation.


Jorge J Román, PhD MBA
LinkedIn: Jorge J. Román, Ph.D, MBA  Twitter: @bizexchile
Expert Advisor for Dubai Police, and former Director of Business Excellence Chile.



Allan Fairley
LinkedIn: Allan Fairley  Twitter: @AllanFairley1
Chair of the techUK “Justice & Emergency Services” Committee, and UK Police & Justice Managing Director, Accenture.