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Islands of Integrity and Transnational Crime: Forum with Mark Bishop MBE

  • The Drawing Room, University House 1 Balmain Crescent Acton, ACT, 2601 Australia (map)

Members are invited to attend an evening in conversation with Mark Bishop MBE (Counsellor (Law Enforcement), UK National Crime Agency), with additional commentary from Karen Moore (Assistant Secretary, International Legal Assistance, Attorney-General's Department).

Mark will speak to his previous experience in national security, transnational crime, the OECD, including a focus on the whole of government approach to supporting nations through official development assistance. He will provide insights into the collective law enforcement approach taken by the UK Government to transnational issues and will be asking ‘what does success look like?’ in this space.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the discussion.

As places are limited we ask that you please register your attendance online via Event Brite.

Mark Bishop has been in UK law enforcement for 25 years, and is currently the International Advisor to the UK National Crime Agency, coordinating NCA’s international activity across government, with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Cabinet Office, UK Trade & Industry and others.

In July 2016, Mark was appointed to be the NCA’s first Regional Commander for Australia and New Zealand, opening the new office in Canberra to partner with Australian and New Zealand law enforcement, intelligence and other partners to tackle Serious Organised Crime threats.

He previously served as the Regional Director for Africa, Asia, Middle East & the Pacific for the Serious Organised Crime Agency, managing all SOCA’s operations and offices in those regions, and as their Head of the International Strategy, Co-ordination and Development Branch. He was also the first Country Manager for SOCA in Afghanistan, serving two and a half years there building capacity and capability with the Afghan agencies to target the top end of organised crime.