Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Former Head of London Metropolitan Police Joins Wynyard


Media release

Former Head of London Metropolitan Police Homicide and Serious Crime Command joins Wynyard Group Advisory Board

Auckland, 05 February 2013 – Wynyard Group, the specialists in intelligence-led software for protecting companies and countries from threat, crime and corruption, has appointed former head of Homicide and Serious Crime Command for the London Metropolitan Police, David Johnston, to its Advisory Board.

Wynyard Managing Director, Craig Richardson, said Johnston strengthens the company’s knowledge of real front line operational challenges and the tools needed to fight new crimes.

“While the global financial crisis may have slowed economic growth in recent years, the business of serious organised crime is prospering. Mr Johnston will provide Wynyard with unique insights into the local and trans-national criminal environment and expert advice on the new tools that are required to fight new crimes.”

As Commander of the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Serious Crime Group, Johnston led high profile British investigations including the Damilola Taylor murder and the Torso in the Thames. He also advised the Suffolk police on the Ipswich Serial Murders.

Johnston said he is delighted to be working with Wynyard on its powerful tools that deliver real and tangible benefits to law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime and corruption.

"Growing complexity and increasingly large amounts of data are common place in major investigations today. Speed in extracting useful key information from data, and the ability to comprehend, analyse and act on that information remains key to early detection and reducing risk.

“Wynyard’s solutions give practitioners and investigators the ability to quickly assimilate and use important information, whilst providing robust evidential outcomes to assist in prosecutions.”

Prior to joining the police force, Johnston served in the Royal Engineers from 1974 to 1979, having joined the army as soldier in 1972.

Johnston’s appointment is the second recent high profile industry expert Wynyard Group has attracted to its global advisory board. Last month the company announced that former FBI Executive Assistant Director of Science and Technology, Mr Louis Grever, had joined the board.

Richardson says that through its high calibre Advisory Board and the trusted relationships Wynyard Group has with some of the world's leading police forces, the business is well positioned to significantly contribute to the global technology fight against crime, corruption and threat.

“Wynyard is exceptionally well informed on local and trans-national issues providing great insight for us to focus our research and development and specialist products and services where they can help have the biggest impact,” said Richardson.

About Wynyard Group

Wynyard Group's industry experts, data scientists and software engineers create intelligence-led software and solutions for protecting companies and countries from threat, crime and corruption. With more than 400 clients across financial services, government and critical national infrastructure, Wynyard’s trusted software products have become the industry standard for connecting mission critical risk management, intelligence and investigations operations.

About Wynyard’s Advisory Board

The Wynyard Advisory Board are drawn from the operational ranks of the world's best known government security and justice agencies, financial institutions and critical national infrastructure operators. Members provide Wynyard Group with invaluable insights into the current problems and future needs of risk management, intelligence, investigations and digital forensics operations in the world's most demanding environments.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Embrace Falling Home Affordability, Says NZIER

Despair over the inability to afford a house is misplaced and should be embraced as an opportunity to invest in more wealth-creating activity, says the principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Shamubeel Eaqub. More>>

Productivity Commission: NZ Regulation Not Keeping Pace

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news