Justice & Emergency Services Management Committee 2020/2021 announced

techUK is proud to announce the newly elected Justice & Emergency Services Management Committee (JESMC), which will oversee the JES Programme for 2020 and 2021.
There are some familiar faces returning and some new ones that techUK is delighted to welcome to the group. The JESMC will lead and steer the programme’s activities, representing techUK’s membership. techUK encourages the wider membership to propose ideas, suggestions, challenges and opportunities to the JESMC to ensure that your voice is understood and represented.

The JESMC leadership is:

Chair: Allan Fairley, UK Public Safety Managing Director, Accenture

Vice Chair: Natalie Coaten, Client Executive, Home Office and Police, IBM

The JESMC Members for 2020/2021 are:

  • Robert Leach, Owner Director, R Leach Consulting
  • Raj Singh, CEO, Innotatio
  • Justin Day, CEO, Cloud Gateway
  • Gordon Scobbie, Country Lead Scotland, Yoti
  • Sian Penny, Account Director, Police ICT, BT
  • Chris Sloan, UK Police Technology Lead, Deloitte
  • Tom Sagal, Business Manager, Police & Justice, Blue Prism
  • Jon Mottershead, Client Executive, Emergency Services
  • Jimmy Cockerton, UK Police Lead, Microsoft
  • Neil Beet, Business Development Manager, National Security & Public Safety, AWS
  • Amy Hehir, Policing Lead, Capgemini Invent

The full bios for the JESMC are below.


Jess Russell, Justice & Emergency Services Programme, said:

The new JESMC is an exciting mix of the public safety services supplier ecosystem, and techUK is of course delighted to see our members so involved and prepared to take this leadership role. techUK appreciates their insight and enthusiasm. It is safe to say that the JES Programme for 2020 is going to be exciting for all involved.

Allan Fairley, Chair of the JESMC and UK Public Safety Managing Director, Accenture said:

“I am absolutely thrilled to have been elected to serve as the Chair of techUK’s Justice and Emergency Services Committee for a second term.  Over the past two years, we have made excellent progress in meeting our objective of bringing suppliers and customers closer together, working together for the good of the whole industry, and supporting the customer.  I would like to put on record my sincere thanks to the outgoing Committee members for their substantial efforts in making that happen.  I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate and welcome the new committee members and whilst we have big shoes to fill, I am confident that we will continue to build on the progress that has already been made.”

Natalie Coaten, Client Executive, Home Office and Police, IBM, said:

I am delighted to have been elected as the Vice Chair of techUK's Justice and Emergency Services Committee. I'd like to thank the techUK community for all your support and I feel humbled that you have put your faith and trust in me to fulfil this position. I am thoroughly looking forward to working with my new committee members, to build on the fantastic initiatives already created as well as coming up with some new ideas to ensure digital technology is used to better serve the Justice & Emergency Services community.


JESMC Member bios:

Chair: Allan Fairley, UK Public Safety Managing Director, Accenture
Allan Fairley is the Managing Director of Accenture’s Public Safety business in the UK. His role focuses on delivering strategy and technology to improve business outcomes for Public Safety organisations. He is also the current Chair of the Justice and Emergency Services (JES) Committee at techUK.
Allan brings more the 28 years of experience of selling and delivering large-scale, complex business and technology engagements across a number of industries. He has worked with a broad range of Public Sector clients and has been accountable for the successful execution of multi-year transformation programmes. For the last 6 years, he has led the growth of Accenture’s business with Public Safety clients in the UK.

Vice Chair: Natalie Coaten, Client Executive, Home Office and Police, IBM
Natalie Coaten is the IBM Client Executive for the Home Office & UK Police, responsible for IBM’s Law Enforcement Strategy. Natalie has been with IBM since 2014, in a number of roles across the business, including a two-year secondment at one of IBM’s leading UK Business Partners. She has led various initiatives across policing and co-created the IBM & Police secondment programme, and consequently has had the opportunity to spend time shadowing officers on the front line. Her current role is something she is genuinely passionate about and feels that IBM can enable real change across government.

Robert Leach, Owner Director, R Leach Consulting
I have worked in ICT sales, sales management, business development, delivery and general management for over 35 years. Until 2004 this predominantly involved commercial customers, while over the last 15 years I have worked extensively in Police & Justice ICT related sales and general management.

Raj Singh, CEO, Innotatio
Raj Singh is the CEO of Innotatio Limited, a boutique strategy consulting organisation helping public sector customers design and deliver digital transformation. He has been an advisor to the Business Change Council, NPCC and over 16 police forces in the UK. Raj is passionate about delivering step change in public services delivery through technology and integrating the criminal justice value chain. He has held executive management positions in global organisations like HCL, Oracle and Infor group. He is the Chairman of IoD Berkshire, Forum board member of Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Justin Day, CEO, Cloud Gateway
Justin Day is the CEO and co-founder of Cloud Gateway. He has 20 years’ experience in networking and security and has extensive knowledge in cloud infrastructure.
Justin is a Telecoms baby, starting his networking career at the likes of Cable & Wireless and Vodafone. He also worked for major corporations including Norwich based Aviva, where he was responsible for their IT network infrastructures. Justin has worked in both the private and public sectors, spanning the technology, telecommunications, finance and insurance industries. Throughout his career, Justin has led the delivery of complex IT programmes and assisted in overhauling network architectures to help businesses to make significant cost savings.

Justin is very proud of his Norfolk heritage and supports sport and business initiatives in the local area. Justin has a long history as a keen gamer - being a founding member of a global community, now at nearly 15,000 online gamers, and takes part in a gaming podcast with fellow enthusiasts. He’s also a huge NFL fan, holding a Saints season ticket and visiting New Orleans as often as he can to catch a game.

Gordon Scobbie, Country Lead Scotland, Yoti
I have a wealth of experience in the Justice and Emergency Services sector, having served as an operational police officer for 33 years in every rank from constable to deputy chief constable in 3 UK forces. I was an early innovator in digital technology in policing and on retiring remained closely involved in the public safety domain through a number of roles, all involving the relationship between technology and the JES community. I have worked for global organisations such as Ericsson and AWS as well as for SME’s, including my current role with Yoti and have experience running my own consultancy business. I previously served on the JES MC with Ericsson and have been the shadow representative for Yoti on the committee this year. As a result, I have developed considerable knowledge and insight into the sector from the perspective of a customer as well as provider, which is fairly unique.

Sian Penny, Account Director, Police ICT, BT
Sian has been with BT for 17 years, spending most of that time working within its Government and Public Safety and Justice businesses.   Sian spent many years leading large Central Government programmes before focusing specifically within BTs Policing business from 2014 and later heading up delivery and service for Policing in BT.  In 2017 Sian took up a business strategy and change focused role where she led the transformation of some parts of our own organisation before re-joining BTs Major Government business in Jan 2019, within the Public Safety and Justice sector and now runs BTs Home Office and Nationally focused Policing accounts, including enabling Cyber Security services such as those being delivered as part of the National Enabling Programmes.  

Chris Sloan, UK Police Technology Lead, Deloitte
Chris is a Director within Deloitte’s Consulting practice where he has a lead role in the effective use of technology in enabling improved policing outcomes. He has spent 14 years working in the criminal justice and emergency services sector, including: policing (at both a national and local level); NCA; HM Prisons and Probation Service; forensic services; and the Home Office. His experience spans all stages of the technology lifecycle, and includes the use of a wide range of digital technologies to enable large scale business transformation.
Chris’ experience in the delivery of large, complex technology implementation and business transformation programmes includes currently leading Deloitte’s support of a national policing transformation programme. As a result he has worked with all UK territorial police services, national law enforcement agencies, Home Office (LETU and CPFG), NCSC, NPCC, APCC, IMORCC, NPIRMT, Police ICT Company and representatives from the NPTC and peer national programmes.

Tom Sagal, Business Manager, Police & Justice, Blue Prism
In my commercial career I have held customer facing roles with experience of several start-ups (including being employee No1. at a digital transformation company), large enterprises such as Microsoft, Salesforce and HP and recently taking a company into a successful IPO. These roles have primarily been revenue and sales focused but have also included leading a large delivery team.
My policing career included work as a community police officer, detective, 999 call handler, and in a specialist search team.
Currently I lead the Police and Justice business across the UK and Benelux for the UK software automation company, Blue Prism.

Jon Mottershead, Client Executive, Emergency Services
Jon is the Client Executive responsible for Atos’ business within Police and Emergency Services. Jon led the Atos engagement with the MPS for three years. Previously he has been responsible for Atos’ work with the Home Office and has led the Public Sector business in Scotland.
Jon brings a wealth of experience in both technology and the Justice and Emergency Services sector. He is knowledgeable on a broad range of topics and holds a wide network of contacts amongst clients and suppliers, which he can bring to the benefit of the committee and techUK members.

Jimmy Cockerton, UK Police Lead, Microsoft
Jimmy Cockerton is the UK police lead in the Microsoft Public Safety and National Security team with 20 years’ experience delivering digital transformation at a local, regional and national level.
Jimmy is responsible for the Microsoft police strategy in the UK helping to deliver digital solutions and enable business change that drives positive transformation outcomes for the police service, the public and the criminal justice system.
Prior to joining Microsoft Jimmy worked for a number of organisation such as o2 Telefonica, Capita and a number of SME’s as well as over 9 years in policing working in local forces, regional units and on national programmes.

Neil Beet, Business Development Manager, National Security & Public Safety, AWS
Formerly a serving police officer, Neil has always been passionate about the role technology plays in enabling effective investigation and end-to-end justice. Within the police he was a champion for innovation, advocating agile ICT practices and frontline product ownership to deliver modern applications empowering colleagues across the emergency services to better serve the public.
Since joining industry in 2013, Neil has operated at a local, regional and national level to challenge existing practices, develop new capabilities and build skills within the justice sector to more effectively prevent and detect crime in the digital age.
Now at Amazon, Neil works closely with technology and consulting partners as well as directly with customers across Home Office, Justice and Policing to develop long-term strategies to transform their ICT capabilities through adopting the full depth and breadth of products and services in the AWS cloud.

Amy Hehir, Policing Lead, Capgemini Invent
Amy has over a decades’ experience in delivering complex, large scale transformations across front line public services. During this time she has built deep expertise in law enforcement and criminal justice both within the UK and the United States working for KPMG and PwC prior to Capgemini.
Amy’s work covers target operating model transformation, performance & process improvement, and service re-design. She has experience of policing at a national, regional, and local level, working with forces up and down the country, including Police Scotland, GMP, North Yorkshire Police, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police, and Leicestershire Police.
Her contributions have been recognized through being shortlisted for Young Consultant of the Year at the Management Consulting Association Awards, and an award for Performance Improvement in the Public Sector for her work in Bedfordshire Police, where she led a successful transformation of the force’s operating model.


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