David Wood has had a long career in public service, He served 31 years with the Metropolitan Police Service, in many roles, up to the rank of Deputy Assistant Commissioner, in 2000 he was seconded to Northern Ireland upon the creation of the Police Ombudsman’s Office, spending 6 years as the Ombudsman’s operational deputy providing the new police accountability mechanisms there introduced by Patten Reforms, and then moved to London, as Director and subsequently CEO of the Office for Criminal Justice Reform.
In 2008 he moved to the UK Border Agency as a Board member with various roles including the deputy CEO. In 2013 Immigration Enforcement was formed in the Home Office and David became the Director General.
David is now a consultant providing criminal justice and security solutions.
David holds a MA in policing and criminal justice studies from Exeter University and a post-graduate diploma in applied criminology at Cambridge University.