Our Core Team
We are always pleased to build new relationships, and we pride ourselves on maintaining communication with our longstanding clients on an informal basis. We are approachable and will always engage with you to help you identify and clarify your specific needs, before you formally engage with our services.
The energy, drive and focus of the team can be seen in how we manage our relationships with clients, and in how we guarantee a positive client experience. After all, we know how important it is to grow a business on recommendation and reputation.
Carol Brooks – Managing Director
BSc. Psychology, MSc. Organisational Psychology
Carol is a Business and Cyber Psychologist. She has 17 years of experience in the public and academic sectors at board level and 15 years of experience providing consultancy, training and development within law enforcement, including Counter Terrorism and Serious and Organised Crime, at both local and national levels.
Carol combines her specialist background in psychology with her experience supporting countering terrorism and serious and organised crime. She is an experienced and skilled facilitator, broker and team/individual coach.
She has regularly designed development programmes for both counter-terrorism and serious and organised crime practitioners and senior leaders.
Carol is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Association for Business Psychology.
Carol can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Blake – Director of Cyber, Investigations & Intelligence
Jon has over 25 years of detective experience as an investigator and covert intelligence operative with the Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard, London. He retired from the police service in 2014 with an exemplary service record. His last police posting was as a national coordinator for Internet Intelligence and Investigations at the UK College of Policing. He was a member of numerous UK police national working groups, setting policy and standards, and best practices.
He specialises in Cyber and Information Security, Internet and Cybercrime Investigation, and Covert Investigation and is the co-author of the 2019 UK police Cybercrime Investigators manual.
Jon has provided cyber and Internet investigation training and consultancy in over 40 countries, representing organisations such as the United Nations, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and private and public sector organisations.
Jon is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and university lecturer, and regularly undertakes speaking engagements in the UK and overseas. He holds several cyber industry certifications.
He is an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) and a member of the British Psychological Society, Cyber-psychology section and a professional member of the British Computer Society.
Jon can be contacted at email@example.com
Sean Riley – Board Member and Consultant
BSc Psychology MSc Occupational Psychology MCGI MBPsS
Sean is an accomplished work and organisational psychologist, specialising in psychological diagnostics of the workplace. He advises the Platinum 3P board on psychological, behavioural and team issues and peer reviews our work.
Having served over 30 years as an Army Officer, he has extensive experience as a leadership practitioner, which is complemented by his thorough knowledge and experience in the design and implementation of training and developmental change programs in a multitude of cross-cultural, global environments. Sean’s interest in psychology was borne out of curiosity, passion for people and a desire to create and implement the best working environment with often limited resources.
Sean is a registered psychometric test user with the British Psychological Society and is trained in a variety of leading psychometric tools.
He is an active member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Occupational Psychology, where he enjoys constantly refreshing his skills with current research.
Tony Mole – Board Member and Consultant
Tony has had a successful and varied career in criminal investigation and counter-terrorism and led numerous high-threat and high-profile incidents.
He is a highly experienced leader working in partnership with Government and Security agencies.
He has been influential in the development of operational practices and threat mitigation for the National Counter Terrorism network and Regional Police Forces during the most rapid change and highest threat environment in recent years. Very experienced in Media preparation and presentation locally, nationally and internationally.
Tony has worked closely with colleagues in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Australian Federal Police (AFP) and other Organisations across the world in the counter-terrorism field. Currently an active member of the Leadership in Counter-Terrorism development programme (Graduated 2014) and organiser of the UK alumni and a Panel Member at the General Dental Council.
Rod Stokes – Board Member and Consultant
BSc (Hons), TAP.dip
Rod has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, with 15 years as a serving police officer in the UK.
Rod advises the Platinum 3P Board on Financial Investigation, Anti-Corruption, Asset Recovery & Anti-Money Laundering issues.
He has been a team member, manager, trainer and mentor to hundreds of investigators, prosecutors and Judges in over 32 countries in a transnational organised crime setting both globally and specifically across the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Rod specialises in financial investigation, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering and is a specialist consultant for the UK’s FCO, NCA and DfID plus international organisations such as the UN, OSCE, GIZ and individual Embassies and private companies.
Rod holds a diploma in training and several professional awards and has designed and delivered over 42 training courses for 12 donor agencies.
Dr Stephen Brookes – Board Member and Consultant
Stephen is the CEO and Founder of Compass Leadership Limited, providing international research, executive leadership development and bespoke total learning solutions across the public and private sectors.
After serving in the Royal Navy, he spent thirty years in policing and the Home Office. Stephen pioneered policing and community safety improvements, for which he was awarded the Queens Police Medal in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours, 2002 for distinguished police service.
Following his PhD award in 2006, Stephen joined the University of Manchester Business School, researching, teaching and consulting on leadership and negotiation (Associate Professor (Reader) from 2019), now holding Honorary status).
Our Consultant and Training Team
Our consultants and trainers are experts in their fields, and are current practitioners, running their own respective businesses and using their experience to add value to our projects.
Tony Bennett – Senior Associate Trainer and Consultant
MSc. Computer Forensics
Tony has over 26 years of experience in a National Police Force including working on major incidents and has worked in a wide range of roles from Uniform Constable, Detective, High Tech Crime Manager/Investigator and Intelligence Operative.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Forensics and has been an independent trainer for over 5 years.
Tony specialises in planning and teaching technical subject matter and presenting this information in plain, understandable language to a wide range of audiences.
A subject matter expert in Intelligence Gathering, Online Internet Intelligence and Evidence Gathering (OSINT), the Internet, Cyber-crime, Digital Forensics (Computers & Mobile Phones) and Investigation Skills.
Simon Lord – Senior Associate Trainer and Consultant
Simon enjoyed a 31-year career in UK law enforcement, initially with HM Revenue & Customs and then with the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Crime Agency.
He has extensive experience in delivering upskilling training to law enforcement agencies and private sector bodies in the UAE, Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Turkey, amongst others. He represented the UK on the Money Laundering Working Group of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group.
Simon has provided assistance, advice and training on numerous subjects, including the criminal abuse of crypto assets, informal value transfer systems and trade-based money laundering to various audiences in Eastern Europe, Africa, South America and Central and South-East Asia
Sarah Tully – Senior Associate Trainer and Consultant
B.A. (Hons), LL.B (Hons), Solicitor
Sarah is a Trainer and Solicitor with extensive experience in designing and delivering practical customised legal training courses internationally.
Prior to embarking on her training career, Sarah maintained a speciality in defence litigation and practised in one of the recognised top defence firms in Ireland.
Sarah works with Platinum3P in areas such as Investigative Skills, Social Media and the Law, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, New Technologies, Fintech and Data Protection.
Steven Tisseyre – Senior Associate Trainer and Consultant
Steven has over 30 years’ Policing experience including a detective role both as an investigator and Counter UAS operator with the UK National CUAS Policing Team. He retired from the police service in 2021 with an exemplary service record.
Prior to retirement, Steven was a National Police advisor for Drones and C-UAS with the UK Counter Terrorism Policing National Operations Centre (CTPNOC). Working under the National Police Lead for C-UAS, he led a number of technical and investigative capabilities concerning the criminal and nefarious use of drones.
As an advocate of technology with a passion for innovation, Steven continues to explore new ways of mitigating Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) risks. He believes that like many past technological solutions, reducing the risk from hostile drones will require collaboration and convergence of public and private expertise, resources and technology
Steven supports Platinum 3P in specialist areas of digital forensics, particularly around UAV investigations.
Mark Irvine – Senior Associate Trainer and Consultant
BSc. (Hons) Management Practice, MSc Executive Leadership
Mark’s extensive international expertise in serious crime investigation, leadership and management has been built over a 30-year career in policing in Northern Ireland. As a Senior Investigating Officer, he led international investigations encompassing police and security forces from various countries.
Since 2011 Mark has designed and managed a wide variety of facilitative investigative, leadership and management programs in various countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
He delivers highly interactive and adaptive workshops and delivers train-the-trainer courses. He has coached and mentored senior police officers and management in various countries around the world.
Mark contributes to Platinum 3P Leadership and investigative Programmes and provides Coaching and Mentoring services to clients.
Paul Thornton – Associate Trainer and Consultant
Paul is an Open Source Internet Investigator and Intelligence Analyst.
He comes to Platinum 3P from a close protection, risk management, military, and security background, having transitioned into investigations and intelligence.
Paul uses his experience to educate and motivate our delegates, keeping current by conducting live online investigations and intelligence analysis, whilst studying for a degree in psychology.