Michele is an international strategic police advisor, working previously in Mongolia, the Balkans, and North Africa, as well as a consultant in change, leadership coaching, assessing and training. With 31 years’ experience in senior positions in UK policing, as an Assistant Chief Constable in England’s second largest force, West Midlands Police, she led Local Policing and was Gold Commander of their response to the 2017 Manchester and London terrorist attacks.
In one of the largest UK policing transformations, Michele designed the WMP Prevention strategy from inception to implementation, embedded transformation across neighbourhood policing and delivered a new digital offer for citizens.
She has a strong operational background and leadership command experience, policing in the complex and often political charged environment of Northern Ireland for 28 years. She was Head of the NI Police College, completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Programme and graduated top performer on the UK Strategic Command Course.
Michele is a Visiting Fellow in Policing, participating as a Panel member on the “Future of Policing” at Birmingham City University and previously lectured at Guelph University, Toronto. She is an Associate Coach with Queens University Belfast and Associate Assessor with the College of Policing.
She champions diversity, contributing to a published book and was the keynote speaker at the International Conference, Queens and Massachusetts Lowell Universities on ‘Women and Leadership in a Changing World’. Michele is the Chair of the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust, Non-Executive Director on an Education Corporation Board and member of their Audit and Risk Committee.