Team

eXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS

Overview And Experience

Paul Crowther CBE

Former Chief of Police - BTP

As the Chief Constable (Chief of Police) for the British Transport Police (BTP) Paul Crowther (‘PC’) is an accomplished strategic police executive that led the only national, public facing police service in Britain. 

He operated in a highly competitive private sector environment, aligning public sector outcomes with defined commercial value. During his career he managed a staff of 5,000 people and a budget of hundreds of millions of GBP.

Paul is an accomplished leader in crisis management and disaster recovery, recognised for successfully balancing planning, mobilisation, maintaining organisational reputation, whilst withstanding public and political scrutiny. 

Examples include leading the response to the terrorist attacks on London Underground in 2005, the terror attacks in 2017, consequence management following major train crashes, and most recently the policing response during the Covid-19 crisis.

Paul is a Chartered Director and Fellow at the Institute of Directors supporting a focus on strong corporate governance and sound commercial perspective. 

Paul was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2013 and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2020

Antony Waters

Former UK Financial Police Expert and Specialist White Collar Crime Detective

Tony Waters served for 30 years in the British Police. The majority of his service was as a supervising Detective on the Fraud Squads of the West Midlands Police and City of London Police where for 10 years he was seconded to the UK Government Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in London, working on very high profile international cases.

After leaving the Police, Tony was retained at the SFO and also managed other associates at the SFO and other Government Departments including the UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Tony is qualified in law and business, he holds a law degree (LLB – Hons), an MBA and a master’s degree in Law (LLM) that was awarded by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), following focused study into the Regulation of Financial Markets, Commercial Fraud, Police Powers and International Trust Law.

Tony is a Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), a Business Mentor to the Princes Trust, a Member of the Association of MBA’s, a Member of the Association of Lawyers for the Protection of the Financial Interests of the European Community (ALPFIEC), a Member of IPSA (International Pen and Sword Association – former Fraud Squad Officers) and a Member of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Ken Stewart QPM

Former Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Crime and Counter-Terrorism in the City of London Police

Ken Stewart had a long and fruitful career in law enforcement. He was formerly Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Crime and Counter Terrorism in the City of London Police, with extensive strategic and operational experience of high level and sensitive fraud, terrorism and major criminal investigations.

Since leaving the Police, Ken provides consultancy and investigative expertise across several disciplines both in the United Kingdom and Overseas. He has been selected as a finalist in the category of Outstanding Security Consultant for the Outstanding Security Awards (OSPA.s) 2021.

Ken has been Involved in numerous sensitive and discreet investigations and intelligence operations in high-risk environments. He has extensive contact and partner networks across the full breadth of policing, military, the intelligence and banking communities.

Ken has strong managerial and leadership skills, developed over a sustained period across several challenging roles within the Police, Local Government and the UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

He is an alumnus of the Windsor Leadership Trust and the Executive Leadership Programme of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico USA. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal in 2014 Birthday Honours List for services to policing.

Gary Chatfield

Former Director of Investigations – UK National Crime Agency

Gary Chatfield served for forty years within law enforcement in the UK, fifteen at local force level and twenty-five at National level.

At local level he became the Head of Criminal Investigations (Chief of Detectives) and then went on to work as an operative and senior leader with the National Crime squad, Serious Organised Crime Agency and latterly with the National Crime Agency.

At the NCA, Gary was the Director of Investigations, with over 2,000 operatives and technicians and in charge of investigating serious and organised crime into areas of money laundering, corruption, extortion, drug and human trafficking, firearms and kidnapping. He has worked all over the world in his role including, Columbia, Afghanistan, Africa the Middle and Far East, and has built up a global network of contacts that includes senior investigators and decision makers.

Terry Burke

Former Head of Financial Investigations - National Crime Squad

Terry Burke is a career detective, specialising in financial crime for the majority of his 31-year police service. He spent an additional 16 years in the commercial world, managing security teams, investigating fraud and other financial crimes, as well as wider security issues. In the last 6 years he has investigated major fraud and money laundering cases worldwide for major banks and large organisations. Terry has represented the UK overseas for a number of years, including holding a diplomatic position in the USA. As a senior police officer, TB created a number of specialist departments with wide ranging responsibilities, including financial investigation.

Terry spent considerable time working with law enforcement both in the US and Europe on major money laundering and fraud cases. During his career, the various roles he has held  have provided him with significant experience in both the tactical and strategic aspects of financial crime. He has created a number of new departments from conception through to functioning units, developing procedures and budgets, and performance indicators to evaluate the success of the projects.

Following his Police career, Terry was Head of Investigations and Head of Security Bank of England (UK Central Bank). Prior to that appointment he served as Director of Global Security at American Express and developed a strategic response to a wide range of criminal and civil issues including cyber-attacks and organized crime activity. He managed a team of investigators and security within the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region.

Meryl Lutsky

Former Chief of the Money Laundering Investigations Unit and State-wide Crime Proceeds Strike Force for the Office of the New York State Attorney General

Meryl served for twelve years as Chief of the Money Laundering Investigations Unit and State-wide Crime Proceeds Strike Force for the Office of the New York State Attorney General, where she investigated and prosecuted violations of money laundering as well as violations of the banking and tax laws. These long-term investigations included those related to virtual currency fraud and misuse, international and domestic terrorism, cyber crime, and International drug trafficking.

She led a task force of regulators, civil and criminal investigators, agents, auditors, and attorneys from multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. She prosecuted cases in both state and federal courts and maintained Department of Justice issued “Top Secret” security clearance while conducting investigations with the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

 

Prior to being appointed by the Attorney General to lead the Strike Force, Ms. Lutsky spent four years tracking down and prosecuting organized crime at the Organized Crime Task Force. She started her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

 

Ms. Lutsky is also a noted public speaker and subject matter expert in the area of virtual currency, money laundering and financial crime, speaking at conferences both domestically and internationally. For her impact in the fight against money laundering and financial crime, she received the Association of Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Professional of the Year Award.

Michael J. Mansfield

commissioner and chair of the New York City Business Integrity Commission

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Michael in 2007 to serve as commissioner and chair of the New York City Business Integrity Commission, which targets organized crime and corruption at public wholesale markets and in the private carting and shipboard gaming industries.

 

Mr. Mansfield had been a prosecutor for 23 years at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office in New York. He rose through the ranks in management, serving as Deputy Bureau Chief of the Rackets Bureau, Chief of the Public Corruption

Bureau, Chief of the Civil Enforcement Bureau, Chief of the Arson and Economic Crimes Bureau, Deputy Executive Assistant District Attorney overseeing the Investigations Division, and Executive Assistant District Attorney for Operations where, among his many responsibilities, he directed counterterrorism initiatives and the witness protection program.

 

Mr. Mansfield served on the Board of Directors of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation and currently serves on The Advisory Board of the Queens College Continuing Education Program. He was also an Adjunct Professor for the City University of New York at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a member of the faculty of the National College of District Attorneys. Throughout his career, he has given many lectures, both in the United States and internationally, on regulatory matters, white-collar crime, and financial fraud.

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Scott Moore

Former Commander Navy SEAL Team Six

Scott Moore is a highly accomplished and decorated military veteran. As a former commander of Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), commonly known as SEAL Team Six, Moore planned and directed over 2,000 missions in Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East. He also commanded SEAL Team TWO immediately following the 9/11 attacks.

 

Moore’s most public success was his on-scene command of the Captain Phillips rescue. Other critical roles include advising the President of the United States on counterterrorism while serving on the National Security Staff in the White House; devising regional CT strategies for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon; and coordinating NATO operations directly, while developing a strong rapport with top military leaders in Pakistan. Moore is also highly adept at employee accession and placement from his time spent as the Navy SEAL Officer Detailer, responsible for SEAL officer assignments. He finished his military career as the Deputy Commander at the Headquarters, Naval Special Warfare Command, where he was responsible for training and equipping a 7,000- person force and implementing over $600 million in training facility modernization upgrades.

 

Moore is a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and graduated with distinction from the Naval War College, earning a master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies.

 

 

Alvin T. Smith

Former Deputy Director (DD) of the United States Secret Service

Alvin Smith was the Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity & Transnational Organized Crime Department of Homeland Security, February 2015 – November 2015. In this capacity, Smith provided leadership and counsel to the Department of Homeland Security on border control, national security, and public safety through investigation, disruption, and dismantling of transnational organizations engaged in criminal activity related to cybersecurity, sensitive technologies, human trafficking, and intellectual property.

 

Smith was the Deputy Director (DD) of the United States Secret Service | April 2012 – February 2015. As DD, he directed the agency’s daily operations – a staff of 7,000 people and a $1.7B budget, developed and implemented policy as it related to the agency’s investigative and protective mission, specifically protection of the President, Vice President, and their families as well as other individuals under the protection of the Secret Service. Prior to his role as DD, Smith was Assistant Director, Office of Investigations United States Secret Service | October 2010 – April 2012 where he had the leadership of the largest directorate of the agency – investigating financial crimes, counterfeiting, electronic crimes, and other obligations of the U.S. Treasury. Prior to that, he held several other positions in the Secret Service such as Assistant Director, Office of Human Resources and Training and also led the largest USSS Office outside of Washington DC, the New York Field Office.

Mr. Richard M. Frankel

Former Associate Director of National Intelligence and Senior FBI Representative to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Richard Frankel served for more than 25 years in public service, the majority of his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Frankel led several FBI Field Divisions as Special Agent In-Charge. In this capacity, he oversaw criminal investigations, as well as undercover and tactical operations, while actively leading efforts to transition his divisions to a threat-based, intelligence-led operating posture.

Frankel also served as the Associate Director of National Intelligence and Senior FBI Representative to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In this capacity, he improved partnerships between the law enforcement community and the intelligence community by advising ODNI partnership operations and maintaining multi-stakeholder relationships.

A graduate of Ithaca College, Quinnipiac Law School, and several Senior

Executive Programs, his government service began as Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County, New York.