Niel Walsh



Neil Walsh, Chief of the Global Programme on Cybercrime, UNODC

Neil joined UNODC in January 2016 and is the Chief of the Global Programme on Cybercrime.

Prior to this, Neil served for over 15 years with the UK Government countering international serious organised crime and terrorism. Neil’s broad work experience includes senior-level diplomacy in addition to extensive covert operations with partners around the globe. Latterly Neil established and led a new Station for the UK National Crime Agency in Malta. Prior to this, he spent over four years within the UK Liaison Bureau to Europol in The Hague where he led the cybercrime, cocaine, money laundering and firearms portfolios. He also represented UK Law Enforcement bilaterally in Belgium.

A highly experienced leader and Senior Investigating Officer, Neil has worked with senior international politicians, judges, academics and law enforcers to develop new initiatives countering cybercrime, child sexual exploitation, drug trafficking, human trafficking, weapons proliferation and terrorism. He is passionate about delivering change that protects the public.

Neil, who comes from Belfast in the UK, holds B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology & Criminology and M.Sc. Criminal Investigation. He is also a qualified Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic).

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