Chapel have a wide associate network and an extensive range of public and private sector contacts, which allows us to bring clients the right person to do the job. With few exceptions, Chapel’s associates are security cleared at either DV or SC level. We operate 3 business practices and some of our principal associates are shown below. Please click on any picture to read a short biography.
Former Chief Constable and Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, CBE QPM. In 2005 as Chief Constable of Tayside Police he led the security operation for the G8 World Leaders’ Summit at Gleneagles. Ex-president of the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland and Vice Chair of the Scottish Police Services Authority.
Appointed Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration in 2008, leading the establishment of the new Inspectorate reporting on efficiency and effectiveness. Much of his work attracted media attention and his investigation into Border Control, known as the’ Vine Report’ led to adoption of a new UK standard.
He is now an independent consultant providing advice and inspection services in respect of law enforcement, border security and immigration.
Former Commander in the Metropolitan Police Service. A highly-experienced policing professional who has now diversified into public and private sector consultancy as well as establishing himself as an author and academic lecturer.
He has built a strong reputation for delivery at the highest levels and has successfully managed some of the UK’s highest profile policing operations. Peter now lectures on managing complex and high profile operations, integrity and ethics and safeguarding.
His main areas of expertise are as follows: Critical incident management, Covert policing tactics and strategy, Combatting serious and organised crime, Professional standards, ethics and integrity, Public protection and safeguarding, Inspection and review, Hostage and crisis management, Kidnap and extortion, Partnership and multi-agency working.
Offers a successful track record in transforming businesses by the strategic application of IT, working at board level in both the public and private sectors.
Formerly the Metropolitan Police Service as Director of Solution Delivery, responsible for deployment of mobile technology and body worn video (the largest deployment in the world), supported by new digital applications and CRM.
Previously, CIO at Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, responsible for over 20,000 users, and approximately 10,000 judges across England and Wales as well as 20,000 magistrates. Prior to this held senior roles at Capita, Fujitsu, BT and PA Consulting Group.
An internationally respected resilience thought leader, adviser and speaker.
After leaving the Army on early retirement in 2003, Michael spent 14 years as the UK’s Director of Resilience Training, Doctrine and Standards in the Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat. Its numerous highlights included modernising the UK’s resilience structures, doctrine and training; transforming the Emergency Planning College into a commercial business and completing its privatisation; conceiving, procuring and delivering the UK’s first civilian simulation-based development and capability assessment system; contributing to the development of British and ISO resilience standards; and devising and directing the programme of capability and performance assessment exercises for the 2012 Olympics and the 12 regional venues.
His work as DTDS also involved advising over 20 countries worldwide on resilience capability development and assessment. His varied 35-year military career included work on the use of OA tools to assess organisational performance, effectiveness and added value; the development of system of systems capability management; the application of CIS to command; and extensive operational CT experience.
Lieutenant General (Retd) CBE DSc FIET FBCS CITP (Late R. Signals).
Extensive military career experience delivering CIS, signals intelligence and electronic warfare support, and across the spectrum of conflict from counter terrorism, through peace enforcement to major combat operations. The highlights included, transformation of 24 Brigade HQ to airmobility and command of 1st Signal Brigade on operations. He has Joint and Multi-national command experience including signal, aviation, intelligence and logistic units from five nations and NATO.
His career appointments include: Commandant, Royal Military College of Science; Director General Development and Doctrine; Director General Logistic Support and Equipment at Headquarters Land; and, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Health).
Former, Senior Civil Servant, Regional Director of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Services (HMCTS).Over 40 years’ experience of the justice system in England including working with the Judiciary at all levels from Magistrates to the Lord Chief Justice and Supreme Court Judges.
He has led many major transformational programmes, eg, development of HMCTS’s collaborative ‘back office’ services and the introduction of new digital/IT services. He played a major role in the development of strategy within the Justice system and led on the design of the civil business modernisation.
His work now focusses on courts modernisation, including a strategic transformation concept ‘systems to services’ addressing digital online services, ‘electronic courts’ and digital evidence services. He consults widely for both public and private sector clients and has recent international experience advising clients in Dubai and Bahrain.
A professional with 20+ years of experience working on delivery of IT change and supporting business outcomes.
Sectors include FS, HMG, NHS, Retail & supply chain, and Manufacturing for customers such as: NHS BSA, Sainsburys, Tesco, Direct Line Group, Rolls Royce, Somerfield, Waitrose, Bank of England, ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, Royal Sun Alliance, various HMG Departments and the Qatari Finance Ministry.
Experienced in delivering major programmes (£10m-£250m+) including digital transformation working with snf managing large delivery partners. Roles have included CIO, IT Director, CTO and Chief Architect.
Comfortable in managing large multi-discipline teams delivering ICT services for 100K end users across cloud and non-cloud, including programmes to rationalise 1000s of applications by employing onshore/offshore/near-shore delivery models using agile, waterfall or hybrid teams.
Comprehensively versed in DPA18/GDPR data protection matters and astutely able to introduce pragmatic solutions to achieve compliance.
A well-seasoned professional, providing 35 years of experience, gained with the Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Leonardo, Thales and Lockheed Martin, and with commercial businesses supporting Royal Mail, DHL and large logistics operators.
An all-round senior leader, with skills in technology, programme management and business development, established at Director and C Level. Recognised by awards, for applying innovation to create and deliver solutions to large >£500m projects with over 100 staff.
An adept consultant with an easy manner who as a Subject Matter expert (SME) is particularly proficient at analysing complex problems and identifying innovative solutions for clients.
MSc in Operational Research and PhD in the area of Simulation. Leading academic in this specialist area, lecturing postgraduate level at the London School of Economics.
Having direct involvement in the development of discrete event simulation models in several different areas, including: hospitals (University College and bed allocation for scheduled surgeries), Network Rail (modelling arrivals and departures of trains at Euston station), Home Office (resource allocation for passport control at Gatwick Airport), British Airways (resource - pallets - needed at Heathrow Airport), Housing Associations (resource allocation of surveyors required for repairs, adaptations, fire damage assessments).
Managing Director Chapel Associates.
Previously a Senior Civil Servant at the Ministry of Justice as Director Infrastructure and Operations, at the Department for Constitutional Affairs as Director Programmes and Projects, and at the Lord Chancellor’s Department as IT Director for Magistrates’ Courts. Former Lieutenant Colonel having had responsibility for BOWMAN and UNICOM delivery (the Army’s battlefield digitisation programme and in-barracks IT system).
Experience includes: Research programme management at DRA Malvern, Cyber-security solutions delivery, Authorship of the Army’s Information Management Strategy for Deployed Operations. MSc in Design of Information Systems and PhD in the area of expert systems involving capability.