Mary Calam had a long career in UK government, in a range of senior positions across law enforcement and national security. Her roles included Regional Director for the Independent Police Complaints Commission, overseeing investigations into complaints and allegations of misconduct across police forces in the north of England; Deputy Director, Knowledge at the Serious Organised Crime Agency, responsible for assessment and analysis of serious crime threats; Director of National Security in the Home Office, supporting the Home Secretary in oversight of MI5 and in the exercise of executive powers relating to national security.
Most recently, she was Director General for Crime, Policing and Fire in the Home Office, where she had responsibility for all policy, legislation, strategy and funding for policing, crime and the Fire Service.
On leaving the Civil Service in 2016, Mary joined McKinsey & Company, where she was part of the UK public sector practice leadership team and served law enforcement and other government clients around the world.
Mary is now a board adviser to several companies and organisations and is also a trustee of the Police Foundation.