Northgate appoints new Director to key public safety role

19 November 2014

Northgate Public Services has appointed policing expert Mick Williams as a Director within its public safety team to help drive continuous improvement in the company’s offer.

Mick will lead Northgate’s knowledge-enabled policing team, a group of former officers and police experts who support the design, management and delivery of the company’s CONNECT suite of solutions and services. 

Mick brings with him a wealth of experience across a range of sectors. As a management consultant with both Accenture and KPMG, Mick worked across different areas of public service as well as with the third and commercial sectors. During this time he worked with a number of police forces, the Home Office and with Tom Winsor's team reviewing police terms of service and remuneration, before Mr Winsor's appointment as HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary.

Mick Williams said: “This is an exciting new role that will see me drive continuous improvement on behalf of Northgate’s clients. Northgate is already a significant player in this area and I look forward to building on this reputation and helping forces to meet the growing challenges of 21stcentury policing.”

Ian Blackhurst, Northgate’s Executive Director, Solutions, added: “Mick is an important and welcome addition to our team. His insight into the challenges facing the police and other public services will enable us to stay one step ahead for our clients, supporting high-performance policing and safer communities. His contribution will be key to maintaining our position as our clients’ partner of choice.”

A former senior RAF officer, Mick’s military appointments included Chief of Staff at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, the Director of Employment Policy for the RAF and the customer lead for a large joint-service outsourcing deal.  

Mick has also been a senior civil servant in the Home Office, heading the HR strategy, analysis and performance unit. He has a Masters in Law & Employment Relations, served as a lay member of the Employment Tribunals for four years and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.