Originally from New Zealand, Craig Jones leads INTERPOL’s Global Cybercrime Programme. The objectives of this Programme are to reduce the global impact of cybercrime and protect communities for a safer world. Under this mandate, he focuses on operational delivery, cyber threat response and capabilities development in support of 194 INTERPOL member countries.
With over 27 years of law enforcement experience, he is an expert in the area of cyber/digital crime investigations and capabilities development. Previously, he held several senior management positions in the UK law enforcement, most recently at the National Crime Agency in the UK. In this capacity, he coordinated UK’s law enforcement response to the National Cyber Security Programme, which underpinned the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy.
He has successfully delivered multi-million Euro projects, designed to increase cyber capabilities and capacity at regional, national and international levels. He also worked on the international capacity framework project, representing the UK and now INTERPOL, at the Global Forum for Cyber Expertise working groups and forums.
He is recognized as a strategic leader, and identifies and assists in shaping policies that deliver outcomes and results against international and national cyber strategies. He also anticipates and predicts the long-term impact of national and international developments including economic, political, environmental, social and technological aspects specific to the cyber threat.