Neil Giles

Since retiring from Law Enforcement, Neil has been leading initiatives to collect and develop intelligence on the issue of Modern Slavery / Human Trafficking globally. Neil was formerly the Director of the STOP THE TRAFFIK Centre for Intelligence-Led Prevention (CfILP). Neil has a long history in Law Enforcement with New Scotland Yard, Regional and National Crime Squads, National Criminal Intelligence Service and Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) in leading major international programs to counter organized crime. This included the UK Law Enforcement Attache to North America, based at the British Embassy, Washington DC. In SOCA, he led the Human Intelligence Department in collecting information globally on organized crime and has on the ground operational experience in Afghanistan, Colombia and in West Africa, including Nigeria as well as leading the UK and Europol initiatives to undermine Cocaine Trafficking to the EU and UK from production areas in the Americas. He also served as COO at UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).