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.



Industry Director for Global Security Solutions, UNISYS

Jack is a 25-year Cyberspace Operations / Cyber Warfare Officer whose globally-spanning operational assignments include service within the Intelligence, Special Operations and Cyber communities. Jack is also a founding member of the emergent Department of Defense cyberspace effort.


DEPUTY Commissioner Grant Nicholls

Northern Territory Police, Capability and Specialist Services

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Assistant Commissioner Neil Paterson

Neil PatersonVictoria Police, Intelligence and Covert Support Command 

Neil has had a diverse career with Victoria Police spanning almost thirty years where he has gained broad operational policing skills, identifying early on in his career that he enjoyed undertaking complex investigations.

Transferring to the Homicide Squad in 1988, Neil was the lead investigator in a number of complex homicide investigations which relied upon surveillance devices and telephone intercepts to gather evidence.

In 2003 Neil was promoted to Detective Sergeant at the Arson Squad and subsequently to Senior Sergeant at the Commonwealth Games Planning Office in 2004. In this role Neil had responsibility for security planning for the Athlete’s Village and also took on operational responsibility during the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

In 2010 he commenced as the Detective Superintendent at the State Intelligence Division (SID).  During this time Neil oversaw a successful bid to Government to fund the Sex Offender Registry, delivered enhanced capability through the development of the Security & Organised Crime Intelligence Unit, created the Sporting Integrity Intelligence and the Prisons Intelligence Unit’s and delivered the new Victoria Police Intelligence Doctrine.

After 3 years at SID Neil became the Divisional Commander of the Frankston Division encompassing the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Councils. He reformed their tasking & coordination model and built a joint-agency case management system.  For the financial year 2014/15, Neil delivered the largest decrease in total crime of any Division in the State.

In July 2015 Neil commenced as the Chief of Staff to new Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton before taking promotion to his current role in November 2015.

Neil currently holds a Juris Doctor (Master of Laws), a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management, a Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management and a Diploma in Frontline Management.


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