Nick joined the police service in 1992 following a successful career in the Royal Navy.
As a serving officer in Cheshire he performed most ranks and roles up to and including that of Superintendent.
After a two-year spell working at the Home Office, Nick transferred to Greater Manchester Police and was soon promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent, taking command of the Tameside division followed by the City of Manchester division. In 2015, he successfully completed the Strategic Command Course and was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable in Staffordshire.
Nick is the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for disclosure and safeguarding as well as police motorcycling and the criminal use of motorcycles.
He is a qualified counter-terrorism commander, strategic firearms commander and CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) commander.
Nick became Chief Constable at Northamptonshire Police in August 2018.
Ivan originally joined Northamptonshire Police in 2000 where he carried out a variety of roles, mainly as a detective. He has been a Senior Investigating Officer, Strategic Firearms Commander and a hostage negotiator.
In 2015, he successfully passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and attended the Strategic Command Course in 2016.
In 2016 he headed the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Command in London which was responsible for investigating all rape offences in the capital. He was then appointed as the Metropolitan Police's Commander for Intelligence and Covert Policing, responsible for tackling some of the most serious crimes and establishing strategic working with key stakeholders, including Surveillance Commissioners. Ivan has also pioneered a number of high-profile policing initiatives such as 'Live Facial Recognition'. Before returning to Northamptonshire Police in May 2022, Ivan was responsible for all custody provision in the Metropolitan Police.
In July 2017, Ivan was appointed the National Policing Lead for Honour-Based Abuse: Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. Ivan led on the design and implementation of a new HBA national policing strategy, was responsible for quality performance delivery as well as ensuring England & Wales Police Forces adhered to HMICFRS Recommendations and influenced legislative changes to FGM/FM Protection Orders ensuring they were managed in an efficient and effective way. Under Ivan’s tenure the first ever criminal convictions for Forced Marriage & Female Genital Mutilation in England & Wales were achieved.
Out of work – but very much connected to our priorities, Ivan is a Trustee for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust which is a charity that runs the National Stalking Helpline and aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support.
Ash joined Northamptonshire Police in 2004 and was promoted to Sergeant in Corby after two years.
He was based in the north of the county for the next six years working as a response officer and within Neighbourhood Teams.
Ash joined the Force Control Room as an Inspector in 2012, when his role included managing threat and risk, and became a pursuit and initial firearms commander.
During his time in the FCR Ash became a Chief Inspector and in 2018 was promoted to Head of Contact Management as a Superintendent.
He has also completed public order and firearms training for all levels of command, from PC, to Bronze, Silver and now Gold.
Ash was promoted to Chief Superintendent to work on the Force’s collaboration and interoperability project with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service before being appointed as Head of Local Policing, FCR and Custody in 2020.
Outside of work, Ash is married with two children
Paul first joined the Force’s Corporate Development team in 2008, having spent his entire career working in the public sector in Northamptonshire.
In 2012 he was seconded to the then Northamptonshire Police Authority ahead of the transition towards a new governance structure, with the arrival of PCCs, and worked in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner – more latterly the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner – for eight years where he had ownership or leadership for everything a Commissioner can do, including policy, projects, prevention, criminal justice and fire, finishing as the Monitoring Officer and Head of Paid Service.
After most recently serving as Director of Enabling Services, including bringing the county’s police and fire services together in areas such as HR, finance, estates and IT, Paul took up his role as Assistant Chief Officer in October 2020, where he has the leadership across Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service for HR, finance, digital, estates and transport, whilst also having the chief officer lead for the Force’s Corporate Services department.