CCL Group are led by CEO Noel McMenamin, former Head of the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit, who works under the stewardship of Chairman and former Head of the National Crime Agency, Keith Bristow.
We pride ourselves on our investigative standards and ability to solve tomorrow’s problems today.
As industry leaders, Noel and Keith have nurtured a team of experts who combine field based experience with thought leading innovation to understand and overcome the challenges you face. Every member of the CCL Group team prides themselves on upholding investigative standards according to the ISO17025 requirement to ensure that justice is served and that a businesses assets and systems are protected.
Keith is an independent strategic adviser and non-executive chairman and director with a diverse portfolio of clients including large corporations and international law...
Keith was appointed as the first Director General and Chair of the Board of the National Crime Agency, the body charged with leading the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. Between 2011 and 2016, he led the agency from concept to full operational crime- fighting, working closely with Government, global partners and participating in the UK National Security Council.He commenced his law enforcement career as a police cadet with West Mercia Constabulary, progressing to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector, before being appointed as Staff Officer to the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in 1997. The following year he was promoted to Detective Superintendent and transferred to the Major Investigation Team at West Midlands Police. He went on to lead an operational command unit in inner-city Birmingham and was appointed Director of Intelligence.
In 2002, Keith was appointed as the UK Director of the National Criminal Intelligence Service with responsibility for tackling serious organised crime by providing intelligence to national and international law enforcement partners. In 2006 he was appointed as Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police and led a ground breaking transformation of the Force, ultimately leading to a full strategic alliance with West Mercia Police.
2009 witnessed Keith selected by ACPO to become Head of Crime, having previously held the portfolios of ‘Violence and Public Protection’ and the ‘Criminal Use of Firearms’. He chaired the G8 (now G7) Law Enforcement Group for eight years, improving international co-ordination and co-operation. In 2014 and 2015, he chaired the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group, a partnership between UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand which seeks to reduce the international threat and impact of organised crime.
Keith graduated from the European Top Senior Police Officer Programme and holds a Masters Degree in Organisational Development, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a Diploma in Applied Criminology from the University of Cambridge. As an influential voice on contemporary law enforcement issues, he has a substantial record of keynote addresses both domestically and internationally. Of special note, in 2012 Keith delivered the annual James Smart lecture ‘joined up public protection’ and in 2014 the annual Police Foundation lecture ‘policing with consent in the digital age’.
Keith has been commended on several occasions for bravery, leadership and investigative skill, and has received a number of professional awards including most recently the FBI Director’s Medallion. In June 2008 Her Majesty the Queen honoured Keith with the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished police service in her Birthday Honours List.
Noel has 34 years’ experience in law enforcement as a Senior Police Officer and Senior Investigating Officer at local, regional, national and international...
Noel has 34 years’ experience in law enforcement as a Senior Police Officer and Senior Investigating Officer at local, regional, national and international levels. He was the former head of West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit and Head of Crime for Warwickshire Police. Noel was also previously employed by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and National Crime Squad, where he led investigations into crime groups operating across the UK and overseas.
Having joined West Midlands Police in 1983, he has extensive experience in both reactive and proactive investigation and specialised particularly in covert and sensitive policing methods and techniques. More recently he has operated as an Independent Investigator and Consultant for HM Cabinet Office and private sector companies.
Noel joined CCL as an associate in January 2017 and is now the CEO, responsible for the delivery of Digital Forensics and Data Analytics services, as well as the Sales, Marketing and Research and Development teams.
Lisa joined CCL as Enterprise Data Management Consultant in February 2020 and is now Commercial Director for the group. Lisa has developed an extensive...
Lisa joined CCL as Enterprise Data Management Consultant in February 2020 and is now Commercial Director for the group.
Lisa has developed an extensive and award-winning career delivering excellent results for clients in the private and public sectors. She has orchestrated complex, cloud compliance frameworks as part of a wider digital transformation programme. Driving notable operational cost efficiencies, data protection and security, Lisa is an expert at taking data from risk based to asset based.
Very pragmatic in approach, Lisa collaborates effectively with stakeholders at all levels to ensure successful outcomes. She shines in fast-paced commercial environments and is adaptable to succeed as a strategist who meets her client expectations consistently.
James joined CCL in February 2020. He is an ACA qualified accountant and trained at one of the 'big four' accounting firms. Prior to CCL he held numerous...
James joined CCL in February 2020. He is an ACA qualified accountant and trained at one of the 'big 4' accounting firms.
Prior to CCL he held numerous, largely commercially focused, finance roles at large corporates as well as a West Midlands bases SME.
Most recently, he was Head of Commercial Finance and Reporting for a pub group with over 600 pubs.
He has extensive experience in private equity as well as both buy side and sell side corporate transactions.
Darren joined West Midlands Police in 1987 and has enjoyed 30yrs in a variety of investigative roles, from volume crime, serious, organised and complex crime, including time on the...
Darren joined West Midlands Police in 1987 and has enjoyed 30yrs in a variety of investigative roles, from volume crime, serious, organised and complex crime, including time on the West Midlands Police Murder Investigation Team and the investigation of international terrorism.
Following the 7/7 attacks in London (2005), he was recruited to join the National Counter Terrorism Network on inception in 2006. He played a leading role in the investigation of terrorism - being Forensic Manager, leading on all aspects of forensic work and sitting on National Counter Terrorism Forensic Boards, forming policy and practice across the UK CT network.
Over the last 5 years as a Senior Investigating Officer Darren has led on national and international terrorism cases. Some of his most high profile work in international terrorist activity includes working in Kiev; the Ukraine as investigative lead in the Pavlo Lapshyn case of 2013; leading as the UK investigative delegate for UK connections to the Paris attack of November 2015 and the Brussels Airport attack of March 2016.
Darren’s most recent role has been a Subject Matter Expert with the National Counter Terrorism Policing Head-Quarters (NCTPHQ) where he has developed and written national policy on investigating terrorism, as well providing investigative training across the UK CT Policing Network and to UK intelligence agencies.
He is now utilising this vast experience to compliment the strengths of CCL operating across the private and public sectors with a continuing desire to contribute to the administration of justice, ensuring the public are protected and justice is served.
Sam joined CCL Group in July 2015 as the HR Manager following a 15 year career in HR in a variety of sectors. With a MA in Human Resources Management...
Sam joined CCL Group in July 2015 as the HR Manager following a 15 year career in HR in a variety of sectors. With a MA in Human Resources Management, Sam is experienced in all areas of HR & Recruitment.
She operates with a hands-on, operational role with a main focus to business partner day-to-day with internal customers in order to successfully support the continued growth and development of the Company.
Paula joined CCL in January 2017 as Director of Cyber following a 15-year career in Cyber Security. She is experienced in project management, client relationship building...
Paula joined CCL in January 2017 as Director of Cyber following a 15-year career in Cyber Security. She is experienced in project management, client relationship building and dealing with the operational requirements around the day to day running of a Cyber Security consultancy.
Andy joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1984 and progressed to assume senior operational investigative and intelligence roles at a local, national...
Andy joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1984 and progressed to assume senior operational investigative and intelligence roles at a local, national and international level. As head of the UKs law enforcement response for cyber-crime he chaired the Strategic Threat Board, and chaired a number of international forumPes including the European Joint Cyber Taskforce and Five Eyes Cyber-Crime Board. He was, for many years the UK governments representative on the G8 Law Enforcement Sub-Group.
Andy previously led the Home Office team responsible for delivering a National Cyber Crime capability for the UK and headed up the National Cyber Crime Unit, which still leads the UK response to cybercrime. Like CCL, the unit works closely with police Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs), Industry and Government. Most recently he provided global corporate cyber advice and security for Credit Suisse Bank. Previously CEO, he is now a consultant for CCL, aiming to further develop CCL’s forensic capabilities and strengthen the fight against digitally-enabled crime and cybercrime.
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