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Leading the UK's fight to cut serious and organised crime

Senior leader biographies

Our leadership team sets the agency's strategic direction and provides operational oversight. Executive and non-executive directors bring decades of experience and expertise from across policing, government and the private sector.


Nick Alston

Nick was the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex from 2012-2016 having previously held senior positions within the Ministry of Defence and in the private sector at Digital Barriers plc and Goldman Sachs.

Nick is currently the Chair of the Policing Institute at Anglia Ruskin University.