Roy McComb, MSt (Camb)

Consultant - Serious & Organised Crime

Roy has 35 years’ experience in law enforcement, having served in the Police Service of
Northern Ireland as a Detective Chief Superintendent (Head of Organised Crime) and more
recently in the National Crime Agency (Deputy Director).

As a nationally qualified PIP 3 and
PIP 4 Senior Investigating Officer he has led, or managed, some of the most complex
investigations in the UK, including Operation STOVEWOOD, the UK largest child sexual
abuse investigation in the town of Rotherham and the investigation into alleged Police
corruption in the Stephen Lawrence murder.


His experiences include major crime - investigating public sector corruption homicide and
terrorism, as well as having responsibility for all criminal finance investigations, including
money laundering and fraud in Northern Ireland. He also has extensive experience
investigating serious organised crime across the UK. As a Deputy Director in the NCA, Roy
led the UK response to Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, as well as
drugs firearms and Organised Immigration Crime. He led the programme to deliver the UK
Protected Persons Service and managed the National Referral Mechanism (human
trafficking) for the UK.


He currently provides strategic advice to a number of international agencies on organised
crime matters.