Deputy Chief Executive: Insights & Deployment

Deputy Chief Executive: Insights & Deployment

R Mark Evans OBE

Mark Evans has been a member of the Police Executive since 2011. As Deputy Chief Executive: Insights and Deployment, a new executive portfolio introduced on 1 October 2020, Mark is responsible for several key areas including Policy and Partnerships, Ministerial Services, Intelligence, Evidence Based Policing, Critical Command Information/Deployment, and Road Policing.

He is also the executive lead for several portfolio responsibilities including the New Zealand Police response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the 15 March terrorist attacks in Christchurch, Police use and deployment of emergent technologies and the Understanding Policing Delivery research work programme.

Additionally, Mark has executive leadership of a number of functions focused on lifting performance including problem solving and Tasking and Coordination (the process by which Police operationalise the principles of the Prevention First model).

Before starting in this role, Mark was Deputy Chief Executive: Service Delivery.

Mark is Vice President of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP), a member of the Global Advisory Board for Policing Insight, a member of the World Class Policing Awards Judging Panel and a fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.

Mark came to New Zealand in 2007, having previously been the Director of Analytical Services for the Police Service of Northern Ireland. He has an MBA from Manchester Business School and in the New Year’s Honours 2006 was awarded an OBE for services to policing.

He is a frequent contributor to international intelligence teaching and training, and is a Visiting Professor at University College London where he teaches on their MSc in countering organised crime and terrorism and their MSc in police leadership.

R Mark Evans