Futurum Consultancy & Training

Executive Team

Our Executive Team

Futurum Consultancy and Training has been established by our executive team who are passionate about delivering a discreet, high quality, professional and consistent service to enable organisations to enhance their operational capability.

Ashley Croft: Managing Director


Ashley Croft

Ashley has had over 30 years of working internationally in the areas of intelligence, covert operations and financial crime, and has successfully led many major and complex operations. Ashley has served as an accredited Senior Investigating Officer and as a Covert Law Enforcement Manager. He has substantial experience setting up and running intelligence and covert units. Using his experience, Ashley is helping organisations in the development of their capabilities, policies, procedures and training.

James Ellender: Operations Director


James Ellender

James is a highly experienced leader of covert operations. He has worked with law enforcement, government agencies and within the commercial sector for over 15 years. Specialising in all aspects of conventional and technical surveillance and across the full spectrum of covert operations. James is helping organisations develop their covert infrastructure and capabilities leading to greater efficiencies and effectiveness.

Rachel Carson: Analytical Development Director


Rachel Carson

Rachel is a highly regarded specialist in intelligence analysis. She has worked as a practitioner, leader, trainer and consultant within both law enforcement and government agencies in the UK and abroad. As well as delivering exemplary training and consultancy services, Rachel’s skills span a wealth of analytical techniques and the use of specialist tools utilised within policing and security. Rachel’s priority is helping clients understand the significant value that analysis can add to decisions, operational tactics and outcomes.

Tom Everard: Special Advisor - Global Operations


Tom is a former British Diplomat who specialised in intelligence and security. He had postings in the Middle East and has also lived in the Far East and in Africa. Much of his government career was focused on Counter Terrorism operations. From his work with British and foreign intelligence agencies Tom brings valuable international experience to the team.