John Myles is a former career police officer with over 10 years’ experience operating at senior command level within a major UK police force. He has a wealth of strategic and operational policing experience covering many different disciplines including the investigation of serious organised crime and terrorism, hostage taking and kidnapping, Special Branch, Tackling street gang crime, covert investigations and crisis intervention & resolution.
John is strategic thinker and innovator with a proven ability to bring new concepts alive and achieve results. He applies a forensic approach to understanding all aspects of business performance which enables him to identify and maximise opportunity whilst also mitigating risk.
He has been instrumental in a number of organisational change programmes for Government agencies both in the UK and in the Caribbean, improving systems and process and challenging and changing culture.
He has developed considerable expertise in crisis management, directing and coordinating the strategic and operational response to many high profile critical incidents and events. He was a member of a specialist cadre planning and leading covert firearms operations to tackle unique threats to the UK security and is experienced in commanding VIP protection operations including protecting the Royal family, senior government ministers and visiting Heads of State.
Credited with developing and leading the UK’s first multi-agency street gang task force, his innovative approach led him to being appointed as a subject matter expert by the Home Office and recognition by the University of Wisconsin International Centre for Problem Solving.
Following his distinguished policing career, John chose to continue to use his unique experience as a specialist leadership and security training consultant assisting Foreign governments, blue chip companies and other public/private sector clients grow their organisational capability, capacity and resilience.
His most recent work includes leading a Counter Terrorism and intelligence project in the Sultanate of Oman, developing, delivering and implementing a homicide investigation and reduction program in Trinidad and Tobago and a Strategic leadership and Organisational Change program for various Government organisations across four Caribbean islands.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.