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Futurum Consultancy & Training

Our Experts

Our Futurum Consultancy and Training 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. Our aim is to enable clients to enhance their operational capability and protect their valuable assets.

Our Specialists

We have a wide range of experts with vast experience covering a wide array of skills.

Meet our specialists

Executive Team

Ashley Croft
Chief Executive Officer

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
Director - Asia Pacific

James Ellender

James heads up our Asia Pacific office and has worked in the risk, intelligence and the security industry since 2000, initially spending 12 years in law enforcement as a specialist detective in a UK police force. He is highly experienced in developing covert and conventional investigation tactics, leading complex investigations and in the design and delivery of training courses.

He has honed his skills observing and assessing behaviours displayed by persons when they are under an elevation of stress. He regularly delivers training and speaking engagements in the areas of behavioural detection, interviewing techniques exploring the behavioural science of interviewees, and developing intelligence and investigation strategies for organisations.

James helps develop others in making clear critical decisions during times of elevated stress, he draws on his experience after making hundreds of decisions under time sensitive pressures with limited information or intelligence whilst as a covert manager on surveillance and undercover operations.

Rachel Carson
Analytical Development Director

Rachel Carson

Rachel is a highly regarded specialist in intelligence and criminal analysis and is a regular presenter on behalf of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). 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 Everard

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.