We understand, and so structure our services, to meet clients’ preferences to deal with a senior member of the Droman team throughout our engagement.
Our commitment to the support and development of companies, individuals and communities is further illustrated by our creation of the Droman Scholarship Trust, a registered charity enabling an outstanding student from a post-conflict country to study at postgraduate level at one of the UK’s top universities (Russell Group) each year.
Patrick (‘Paddy’) Tomkins is a distinguished adviser on major reform programmes, public safety, risk mitigation and strategic planning.
One of the UK’s most senior and accomplished former chief police officers, he has over 30 years experience of operational and strategic leadership at board level, including the planning and delivery of major international sporting competitions, cultural events, and state occasions in London and Scotland. He has extensive media experience, and is familiar with operating in high profile and often very sensitive circumstances.
As HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland (HMCICS) he was the senior professional adviser on policing and security to Ministers. In that role he produced the ‘Independent Review of Policing in Scotland’ that led to one of the most profound reforms of policing in the UK during the last 100 years. He was previously, among other roles, Chief Constable of Lothian & Borders Police and Commander (Crime) for Central London.
Winner of the top prize on the prestigious Royal College of Defence Studies course (1997) and a graduate of the Cabinet Office Top Management Programme (2000), he has international experience in delivering complex projects in difficult operating conditions. He maintains a global network at senior levels of government and in the security, military, private and third sectors.
Since leaving the police service he has conducted an independent review of water rescue capability for the Scottish Government, led an EU funded twinning project between the governments of the UK and the Republic of Serbia on the Development of Strategic Planning within the Serbian Ministry of the Interior, and established innovative public-private partnerships to enhance cyber security and mitigate cyber crime.
He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished service in 2006.
Married, with two adult children, Paddy lives in the centre of the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
David McCracken joined the Metropolitan Police in 1982. He served subsequently with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Lothian and Borders Police and Police Scotland. He has held a series of operational roles including Detective Chief Inspector responsible for Child Protection, Operations Superintendent at Peterborough, principal public order commander for the G8 summit in Edinburgh, and Divisional Commander for Midlothian and East Lothian.
In 1991 he was appointed as a quality assurance inspector in National Police Training following successful completion of a series of curriculum design, training delivery and evaluation courses. He achieved an M.Ed in training and evaluation in 1995
Appointed as Staff Officer to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary at the Home Office in 2001, he held a national portfolio including counter terrorism, border policing and liaison with the security services.
In a second posting to HMIC in 2008 (this time in Scotland) he led a series of joint inspections with other inspectorates and was the project manager for the Independent Review of Policing leading to police reform in Scotland.
He was Deputy to the HMI in Scotland in 2013, at the time of taking up the role of Head of Assurance for the Safety and Security Programme of the Commonwealth Games 2014. On retirement from the police in 2014, he was appointed as independent chair of the Games Delivery Committee.
David is a practised assessor for the UK Police High Potential Development Scheme, an Office of Government Commerce Gateway assessor and EFQM assessor.
He has recently concluded his work the principal advisor and programme manager to the UK and Serbian governments for a €1m European Union (EU) funded project to lead the introduction of human resources and performance management systems into Serbia as part of their work to achieve EU accession.
He will continue to work with Serbian government throughout 2016, advising on the introduction of a Strategic Threat and Risk Assessment process leading to the first strategic plan in the Ministry of Interior and its subsequent linkage to programme budgeting and a synchronised strategic staffing plan for the Ministry’s 46,000+ employees.
Graham Hand – Non-executive
Graham Hand is an expert in advising governments on anti-corruption legislation, and in designing anti-corruption systems to enable companies to minimize the risk that corruption will take place in their business dealings.
He has been Chairman of the UK Anti-Corruption Forum since 2010, and is a member of the International Secretariat of an industry led World Bank funded project, the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST).
Graham joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1980 after 11 years as a Regular Army officer. His diplomatic postings abroad included Senegal, Nigeria, Finland and Tajikistan. From 1998 to 2001 he was British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, working on the post-war development of democratic institutions; and from 2002 to 2004 he was British Ambassador to Algeria, where his task was to help rebuild the British presence after a 10-year terrorist insurgency, including re-introducing British companies to this market.
From 2004 to 2013 Graham was Chief Executive of British Expertise. The task of British Expertise is to help British-based professional services companies to develop their international business. He continues to work with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office on a part-time basis.