Dr Ian Kearns is a senior associate fellow of the Police Foundation. He has 25 years of experience working in the public, private and NGO sectors. He is a former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) where he provided strategic direction on digital government, the new digital economy, national security and crime. Prior to this Ian was a Director of the Global Government Industry Practice of Electronic Data Systems (EDS), an IT services firm with a $20bn turnover. Ian also co-founded and served as the first Director of the European Leadership Network, a network of former Prime Ministers, foreign and defence ministers and other senior figures focused on security issues. He now serves on the organisation’s Executive Board of Directors.