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Crime and risk experts for resilience centre

Paddy TomkinsThe Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has recruited experts from crime and risk management into two top roles.

Its chairman will be former senior police officer Paddy Tomkins (far left), now chief executive at Droman, a policing and public safety consultancy.

He will be joined on the board by vice-chairman Douglas Barnett (above right), head of customer risk management at AXA. 

Mr Tomkins was HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland (HMCICS), the senior professional adviser on policing and security to government ministers. 

In that role he produced the ‘Independent Review of Policing in Scotland’ that led to one of the most profound reforms of policing in the UK during the last 100 years.

He is a former Chief Constable of Lothian & Borders Police and Commander (Crime) for Central London.

Mr Tomkins joined the board of the SBRC last and he replaces outgoing chairman Alasdair Macfarlane.  

Mr Barnett has worked in the delivery of risk management in the insurance sector for 30 years, the last 17 at AXA. He is currently part of the firm’s global loss prevention committee.

SBRC chief executive, Mandy Haeburn-Little, said: “To have two individuals with such incredible experience in these key roles is testament to the good work of the wider team – and the support we’ve received from Scottish SME’s, our members, the Scottish Government and Police Scotland.

“We are working very hard to help Scottish businesses flourish in a secure environment.”

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