We are delighted to welcome Brian Donald, Chief of Staff at Europol, to discuss the current priorities of Europol especially in light of recent threats of Terrorism.
Brian joined Grampian Police in Scotland in May 1978 reaching the rank of Detective Superintendent. He subsequently served as a Senior Manager in the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). The bulk of his early police career was on drugs investigation, surveillance and major crime/incident investigation. In 1999 he was seconded to the National Criminal Intelligence Service as Head of International Policy. Over the next 7 years he worked in the EU justice and home affairs arena and has represented the UK at a wide range of working groups and meetings. He transferred from the police into SOCA on 1 April 2006 where he headed the International Strategy and Partnerships Department responsible for Europe, the EU, Turkey and the Balkans. On 1 August 2007, Brian was appointed Head of the UK Liaison Bureau at Europol. On the 1 June 2010, Brian took on his current role at Europol as the Head of the Office of the Director. In this role he has a specific responsibility for promoting cross-departmental coordination and is therefore active across all areas of the business. With a particular focus on addressing issues that are either recurrent or exceptional, he has a broad experience in executive decision making, structured advice and project management.