Chief Assurance Officer, Assured Digital Group 

Tarquin Folliss

Tarquin Folliss is a former senior British official with 30+ years in government service in the field of national security.  He served in Jakarta, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Basra and Canberra, focusing primarily on counter-terrorism.  In his last official post he was also involved in promoting the UK’s cyber vision in the Asia Pacific region.

Tarquin left government service in 2013 and took up appointments with commercial companies involved in cyber.  In April 2016 he was appointed Chief Assurance Officer for ADG, a UK company providing assured cloud platforms for government and enterprise sectors, including in Australia.  He is also a managing partner in Othrys, a discreet consultancy providing strategic advice to governments and enterprises on security and intelligence strategy; and on the board of XQ Cyber, a UK company enabling organisations and enterprises to understand better their digital vulnerability.  

Tarquin has wide operational intelligence experience, especially in fusion, collaboration and delivering effects.  He retains a keen interest in human nature and how that impacts on technology.

He has an MA in History from Trinity College, Dublin and served in the British Army from 1981-86.



Mark EvansDeputy Chief Executive: Strategy, New Zealand Police

The Deputy Chief Executive: Strategy is responsible for ensuring Police has a clear and well understood strategic direction.

The Deputy Chief Executive: Strategy works across the organisation to support and ensure that the Executive Leadership Team delivers on its strategic priorities and has direct oversight of several key portfolios including: Ministerial Services, Policy, Research and Evaluation, Mobility, the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office, Strategic Integration and Performance and Insights.

Prior to commencing the DCE role in June 2014, he was previously Executive Director: Prevention and has been a member of the Police Executive since June 2011.

Mark came to New Zealand in 2007, having previously been the Director of Analytical Services for the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Mark earned an OBE for services to policing in 2006. He is a frequent contributor to international intelligence teaching and training and is a visiting Professor within the Department of Security and Crime Science at University College London.

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