R. Mark Evans OBE

Deputy Chief Executive: Insights and Deployment
Visiting Professor University College London
Vice President ANZSEBP

The Deputy Chief Executive: Insights and Deployment is R. Mark Evans. Prior to commencing this role, Mark was Deputy Chief Executive: Service Delivery. He has been a member of the police executive since 2011.

Deputy Chief Executive: Insights and Deployment is a new executive portfolio introduced on 1st October 2020 and is responsible for several key areas including:
• Policy and Partnerships
• Ministerial Services
• Intelligence
• Evidence Based Policing
• Critical Command Information/Deployment
• Road Policing

Mark is also the executive lead for a number of portfolio responsibilities including the New Zealand Police response to the Royal Commission of Enquiry into the 15th March terrorist attacks in Christchurch, Police use and deployment of Emergent Technologies and the Understanding Policing Delivery research work programme.

Additionally, the post includes executive leadership of a number of functions focused on lifting performance including Tasking and Co-ordination and problem solving.

Mark is Vice President of Australia and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP), a member of the Global Advisory Board for Policing Insight, a member of the World Class Policing Awards Judging Panel and a fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.

Mark came to New Zealand in 2007, having previously been the Director of Analytical Services for the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Mark has an MBA from Manchester Business School and in the New Year’s Honours 2006 was awarded an OBE for services to policing. He is a frequent contributor to international intelligence teaching and training, and is a Visiting Professor at University College London where he teaches on their MSc in countering organised crime and terrorism, and their MSc in Police Leadership.