Who We Are
We deploy teams of trained community volunteers and university students to review and investigate unsolved missing person and unidentified remains cases.
These teams are supported by our Patron, Trustees, Executive Team, Strategic Advisors, and our Operational Advisory Board.
Here, you can read their profiles and find out more about how they are supporting our work.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Charlie is acknowledged as one of the UK’s foremost experts on missing persons, particularly children & those who are abducted and trafficked. His career spans 36 years with the police and some of the UK’s leading public bodies.
Dr Cheryl Allsop
Cheryl obtained her ESRC-funded PhD, entitled ‘DNA, Detective Work and Cold Case Major Crime Reviews’, which focused on how the police seek to solve long term unsolved murders and stranger rapes, from Cardiff University.
Steve, MBA (Henley) CAMS CFE, is currently working as a consultant to UNODC and EU Civipol, where he focuses on using financial investigations to target the proceeds from human trafficking and modern slavery.
Deborah worked alongside senior investigating police officers on major crime including kidnap, extortion & murder investigations for 25 years. Most notably, her case saw the capture of serial killer Christopher Halliwell.
Our Executive Team
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dave has worked extensively in the field of international and serious organised crime with the UK National Crime Squad (now NCA). He has utilised his expertise in covert operations, leading successful investigations to tackle trafficking of drugs and people.
Founder & Deputy Chief Executive Officer
After serving over 10 years as a police officer in a UK police force, Neil has spent the majority of the last 15 years as a full-time investigative researcher for a mixture of clients from insurance companies, to law enforcement agencies and journalists.
Dr Maureen Taylor
Chief Operating Officer
Maureen has an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a PhD in Criminology, where she explored the networks involved in child sexual exploitation. She is a researcher in many fields, including child sexual & criminal exploitation, human trafficking, and missing persons
Our Operational Advisory Board
Geoff is a trainer and consultant in countering trafficking and modern slavery and is an accredited serious case review author. He has extensive experience in child protection as a provider, commissioner, and regulator.
Dr Chung Pham
Chung is a UK & Vietnam-based educator & researcher who grew up in the regions of Vietnam most affected by human trafficking. Her academic credentials span reputable universities in Vietnam, Australia, & the UK.
Martin ‘Lionel’ Blair
Lionel is a former British Police Officer with over 30 years of law enforcement & management. He has worked in risk management and operational security, as well as directing investigations into organised criminal groups.
Ray has over 30 years in UK law enforcement as an intelligence development manager. He played an integral role in the development of covert police tactics & intelligence management within serious & organised crime.
Our Strategic Advisors
Tanja first went missing in 1966 as a toddler and has had missing episodes throughout her life for a variety of reasons. She regularly presents workshops and training sessions on autism and neurodiversity, suicide prevention, missing people, co-production (and any combination thereof), for the NHS, Health Education England, charities and the probation service.