Gary Kibbey

Consultant (Cyber Crime and Intelligence)

Gary Kibbey is a former senior law enforcement officer with over 30 years experience of tackling global threats from serious and organised crime. He has served within New Scotland Yard’s International and Organised Crime and Criminal Intelligence Branch’s as a London Metropolitan Police detective. He led London’s transformational policing project on criminal intelligence management and was co author of the UK’s National Intelligence Model.

He was Head of Intelligence for the UK’s National Hi-Tech Crime Unit and a key contributor to the design and delivery of the UK National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) and Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) e-Crime Unit in which he served as a Senior Manager. There he gained 12 years policy, strategic and operational experience at the forefront of law enforcement’s global response to cyber crime.

Until his retirement from policing in 2016 for over a decade he held the UK’s law enforcement lead for maintaining the national intelligence threat picture for cyber crime and more recently online child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA), shaping national threat strategies.

Gary has extensive experience of leading operational, intelligence sharing and cyber crime capability building initiatives with law enforcement worldwide having worked with Interpol and Europol. He was the UK crime lead for the US led Cyber Storm exercises. He has been a regular lecturer on UK policing’s International Strategic Leadership Programme and guest speaker at many international cyber events, including engaging the ICANN Board on behalf of global law enforcement on Internet public safety.

Gary was a trained hostage negotiator and regularly advised on behalf of the UK National Crime Agency and SOCA on the criminal exploitation of technology particular for online extortion.


  • BSc (Hon) Policing Studies (University of Portsmouth 1996)
  • Cyber Security (Open University – ongoing 2017)

Specialist Skills

Cyber crime; intelligence building; covert policing; threat/risk assessment; project management; capability building; investigation; online child safety, change management; strategic review; kidnap and extortion.

Countries in Which Employed

Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA.