Tony Hester established Sancus Solutions with Mick Turner in 2009. Previous to this, Tony was a Senior Investigating Officer in the Metropolitan Police for over 31 years, and then engaged as a Director in a leading training company. Tony leads Sancus Solutions Investigation Division, using his vast experience of investigations and managing business to secure contracts UK wide for Domestic Homicide Reviews and NHS England’s Mental Health Homicide Investigations. This sensitive and often traumatic work is personally overseen by Tony who works with carefully selected, sector experienced investigators. Tony holds the National Training Certificate and has delivered training internationally on behalf of the British Government.
Bill Griffiths CBE, BEM, QPM
With 43 years Metropolitan Police service, including 9 as Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Bill led Serious Crime Operations overseeing the work of some 3,000 specialist detectives at New Scotland Yard, for 5 years. He then became the Met’s Director of Leadership Development. Bill orchestrated the strategic changes to homicide investigation and training following the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, and he remains a keynote speaker on the Senior Leadership Programme at Bramshill and Ryton. On behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers, he ran the Strategic Management of Critical Incident Training (1999-2009) and initiated the Professional Investigation Programme (PIP) that transformed crime training and accreditation at all levels in the police service of England and Wales. Bill is also an experienced leadership development coach and facilitator and provides strategic advice and programme design experience to Sancus, as well as training and development at the senior level.
Grania Jenkins RMN, BSHons, MSc, DMS, PiP2
Associate Director (Mental Health Independent Investigations)
Grania is a senior mental health care and performance and quality professional who has worked in Primary, Secondary and Third Sector organisations for over 25 years. Grania is passionate and committed to improving the provision of integrated health and social care services to adults and children with mental health and behavioural issues. Through her work within the Third Sector Grania has substantial experience of user engagement in both their own recovery programme and in developing accessible involvement in organisational management. She is particularly interested in improving the quality of complaint and investigation management to support organisations and individuals to learn from incidents. This enables them to improve the quality of standards of service delivery and the experiences of patients and their families. Apart from extensive clinical and managerial qualifications she is also qualified (PiP2) to undertake serious and complex investigations, as well as Root Cause Analysis investigations.
Helen Collins BA Hons, PGCE (PCET), PIP4
Associate Director (DHR/DADRs)
Helen completed 30 years of Policing, where she undertook a number of roles including Assistant Chief Constable – Operations, and Head of Crime. As a Detective she specialised in Serious/Complex crime and Homicide investigations. Helen qualified through the Professional Investigation Process (PIP – College of Policing) as a level 4 investigator and attained the qualification of a Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander. She has lectured at the College of Policing on both leadership and investigation risk management. As Head of Crime, she established both the MAPPA and MARAC processes across the force as areas of risk in the changing world of public protection. She was a Victims Champion and began the process of placing Public Protection at the heart of Criminal investigations. Helen sat on the National Homicide working group for the College of Policing and specialised in deaths occurring in a Health Care setting.