Nigel served as a Police officer for 31 years with Devon and Cornwall Police. He now runs nib consulting ltd and the associates network providing expertise regarding the design and delivery of true Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH), their connection to all early intervention and safeguarding practice as well as the early identification of risk to vulnerable people through analysis. He also runs an associated company, nib health-safe ltd, providing specialist safeguarding training for health professionals and bespoke courses in connection with information sharing and intelligence led safeguarding.
Nigel spent most of his career as a Detective serving for 11 years as a Detective Superintendent leading and managing the investigation of Homicide and Serious and Organised Crime enquiries. He worked extensively in the UK and abroad. He spent the final three years of his service as the head of Crime and Operations for a Basic Command Unit.
It was during this period that he designed and delivered the original concept of Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs the true design of which draws on his experiences dealing with risk assessment and decision making in relation to extremely sensitive intelligence.
As well as providing consulting services through his company he supports the Local Government Association peer review process as a specialist peer in relation to safeguarding.