Admiral Lord West

Chairman of the Board

GCB DSC PC ADC, Former First Sea Lord, Minister for Security and Counter Terrorism, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Commander-in-Chief Fleet, NATO Commander-in-Chief East Atlantic and NATO Commander Allied Naval Forces North.
As Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the British Home Office, he had responsibility for security and counter-terrorism advice to the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Also of note, he was the UK’s first ever Cyber Security Minister and produced the UK’s first Cyber Security Strategy.

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Dave Kirk

Chief Executive Officer

Dave has spent over 30 years in the technology industry designing, developing and implementing large scale IT systems. Whilst Head of Ericsson Consulting Dave’s team created a number of pioneering software solutions for Ericsson’s customer base which are still in use today.


Dave founded MCMS in 2003 with the foresight that digital forensics would be a rapidly growing industry over the years ahead, and that there was a hole in the market for a new solution. With Dave’s key contacts within the military and intelligence agencies, it quickly became apparent that this far-sightedness was well founded and these units were all crying out for more user-friendly tools to rapidly acquire data.


In recent years Dave has overseen the rapid growth of MCMS from self-funded start-up to a global technology manufacturer that has been revolutionising the digital forensics market.

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Oliver Hoare

Non Executive Director

Oliver was Head of Cyber Security for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, being responsible for the cyber security assurance programme across the games-wide domains, including the UK’s critical national infrastructure and Olympic supporting networks. He is best known for his wide-ranging review of UK government security policy which led to the creation of the Her Majesty’s Government Security Policy Framework; the cornerstone policy document for the UK Security within government, Police and Armed Services.

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Andy Lister

Business Development Director

Andy had a military career spanning over 18 years - 9 years in the Royal Marines and 9 years within a Tier one Specialist Unit. He has vast experience of full spectrum direct and sensitive operations. He was commended by SO15 command for his contribution to counter terror policing and Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) development. Andrew spent his last 4 years as the organisational lead for Digital Media Exploitation (DOMEX) capability development and tactical exploitation: SSE, Tactical Media Exploitation (TME) and Media Exploitation (MEDEX) including conventional overt and covert forensics.

Simon Warren

Director, Professional Services

Simon was Lead Digital Forensic Investigator for the Met Police, SO15 with over 20 years policing experience on multiple counter-terrorism operations and other sensitive inquiries such as the Official Secrets Act offences and organised international crime. Simon developed digital evidence in numerous cases leading to the conviction of multiple suspects for terrorism and organised crime offences, both UK and overseas. He has also planned and led the setting up of a digital forensics capability abroad on behalf of UK Government. Previously he was an experienced undercover officer, Close Protection (CP) trained and a former soldier in the British Army.

*Due to the sensitivity of some of Simon's previous roles we have chosen not to include his picture.

Sir Jon Murphy

Ambassador & Strategic Advisor

Sir Jon Murphy is a former senior British law enforcement officer having risen through the ranks to occupy the position of Chief Constable of Merseyside Police. He has served the British Law Enforcement for forty one years.

Jon is currently a Professor of Advanced Policing Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

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