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Senior leader biographies

Our leadership team sets the agency's strategic direction and provides operational oversight. Executive and non-executive directors bring decades of experience and expertise from across policing, government and the private sector.


Dr Nina CopeDr Nina Cope is Deputy Director General (Capabilities) at the National Crime Agency. 

She is the strategic leader on issues relating to officers, culture, transformation, technology and estates. In addition, Nina is responsible for ensuring the agency has effective support capabilities and leads on the continuing design and delivery of our transformation programme.

Nina joined the agency from the High Speed Two rail project where she was Organisational Change and Effectiveness Director. She oversaw the growth of the company – and the largest infrastructure project in Europe – from some 300 employees to 1,400 in the past two years.

She was previously responsible for taking the Met through a major service improvement and cost reduction programme and has also worked across sectors including local government and education, has conducted research into law enforcement topics and has a PhD in Sociology.

During her time at the Met, Nina’s roles included serving as the force’s Director responsible for strategy, transformation and performance, introducing new ways of working across the organisation. She also served as Deputy Director of Intelligence and Chief of Staff.