We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by Julia Kinniburgh, Director General of the Serious and Organised Crime Group (SOCG) in the Home Office, who will brief members on the current policy priorities and responsibilities of the SOCG in combatting the threat to the UK and UK interests from serious and organised crime, and how industry can best work with and support this vital directorate in its contribution to UK national security.
This will be an excellent opportunity for members to hear first-hand from a senior stakeholder in ensuring the safety and economic prosperity of the UK and gain further understanding of how industry can aid the SOCG in achieving its objectives.
The SOCG is responsible for developing, directing and implementing the government’s strategic approach to reducing the risk to the UK from serious and organised crime as well as providing advice on many of the highest harm crimes affecting the UK including child sexual exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, drugs, firearms, cybercrime, fraud and money laundering. The Home Office’s Data and Identity Directorate also sits within SOCG.
Julia Kinniburgh joined the Home Office in November 2018 as the Director General for the SOCG. Julia previously worked in the Department for Education where she was responsible for the national curriculum, national qualifications and school accountability, and oversaw the most recent major reform programmes in education. During her career Julia has held senior roles in HM Revenue & Customs, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, as well as roles outside central government with the emergency services and local government.