Three new Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to the NCA Board: Mary Calam, David Horncastle and Andrew Tivey.

02 August 2019

Three new Non-Executive Directors have been appointed to the NCA Board: Mary Calam, David Horncastle and Andrew Tivey. Andrew is also taking up the role as Chair of our Audit Risk and Assurance Committee (ARAC).


From L to R: Mary Calam, David Horncastle, Andrew Tivey

Mary Calam is an external advisor and self-employed consultant at McKinsey & Company, providing expertise and advice in areas of crime, policing and national security. She has a significant range of experience from across both public and private sectors and has held senior positions within the Home Office for several years.

Mary said: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve on the NCA Board and I am delighted to be returning to the law enforcement community in this role. I look forward to working with Board colleagues and members of the Agency.”

David Horncastle is a Non-Executive Director for the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee (ARAC). He is also the Charity Trustee and Chair for WellFound, a water and sanitation charity working in Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone. He is a highly accomplished senior manager with over 38 years’ experience who has worked at board level in a variety of executive and non-executive roles.

David said: “The NCA has a critical role in protecting the public and dealing with the growing threat of organised crime. I look forward to serving on the Board and playing my part in this important work.”

Andrew Tivey is the Chair of Victim Support, the UK’s leading independent charity supporting victims of crime and traumatic events, overseeing the governance, strategy, financial management and performance of the charity. He is a chartered accountant and experienced board level advisor to a wide range of international organisations and government agencies. Andrew has a career background in finance, strategy, business transformation and change programmes.

Andrew said: “I am delighted and privileged to join the Board of such an important organisation in managing the threats to the safety, security and prosperity of our citizens. I am really looking forward to working with new colleagues and bringing my skills and experience to support the NCA in delivering its purpose and mission.”

DG Lynne Owens said: “We are fortunate to attract Non-Executive Directors with such a broad background of experience. We welcome their fresh eyes, challenge and independent analysis which will help us develop the agency to be the pinnacle of law enforcement, wholly focused on protecting the public.”

We would also like to take this moment to say goodbye and thank you to Jane Furniss CBE who has stepped down from her role on the NCA Board. Our constitution allows for a NED to serve a maximum of two terms so earlier this year, Jane’s time on the Board came to a natural end after five and a half years.

Jane said: “It has been a great privilege to serve on the Board of the NCA. The Agency plays a vital role in protecting the public and I am delighted to have made a contribution to its creation and establishment. I wish Lynne Owens and all the dedicated staff good fortune for the continuing fight against organised crime.” 

DG Lynne Owens said: “Jane has shown absolute dedication to the development of the Agency and both I, and Keith my predecessor, are indebted to her. She has led on all HR related matters, often involved in the selection of our most senior people, including me!

Her coaching style has been appreciated by many and we will miss her presence and contribution. She moves on, in accordance with the constitution, with our sincere thanks and best wishes.”