Kurt is a leadership and professional development expert working extensively at the executive and operational levels within and across policing, justice and security sectors. Specialising in international leadership and training development, Kurt advises on the design, coordination and implementation of programmes supporting performance improvement and reform in enhancing citizen security.
Formerly head of the UK College of Policing's International Academy (Bramshill), Kurt was the national lead in researching and developing policing assistance programmes in support of the UK Government, EU, Sovereign States, Commonwealth and UN. Masters qualified in international security sector management at Cranfield University, Kurt has worked in supporting the Commonwealth, UK academic institutions and co-leading on the European policing Agency (CEPOL) Future Leaders programme and Middle East Counter-Terrorist curricula and strategy development.
Kurt helped establish the original pan-EU and Canadian Security Sector Reform Master Class for strategic policing advisors (now coordinated by ISSAT) and was the former UK voting member of the CEPOL Governing Board as well as being an inaugural member of Interpol’s International Training Advisory group. Previously, Kurt worked in management consultancy at Ashridge Business School and held a Commission in the UK Royal Marines.