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Two new Members for CRJ’s Editorial Advisory Panel

Posted on 15th August 2017 at 15:25pm

We are delighted to welcome Laurence Marzell and Brian Monks to our Editorial Advisory Panel.

Laurence Marzell (left) and Brian Monks (right) have joined CRJ's Editorial Advisory Panel

Laurence Marzell leads on the research and innovation activity within the UK & Europe division of Serco Group. He leads Serco Europe’s participation in a number of EU Horizon 2020 projects in: Community policing; virtual reality training of crisis and first responders; and the governance, integration and application of Earth observation data with the wider information and intelligence mix.

Together with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Laurence developed the white paper: Combined Effect: A New Approach to Resilience, and leads on its strategic and operational development and implementation. He is a keen advocate of its adoption to underpin research and innovation projects as well as organisational transformation programmes.

Laurence has a particular interest in aligning governance and operational delivery at the intersection and boundaries between organisations – whether public, private, voluntary or community – saying that they need to come together to understand, manage and meet their shared safety, security and resilience needs.

Laurence set up and jointly managed alongside the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CNPI) in the UK, a cross-government contest funded programme to look at the dependencies and interdependencies of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI).

He speaks regularly at security, resilience and critical infrastructure conferences and events and writes for journals and books around policing, critical infrastructure protection and open source intelligence. He sits on the Centric advisory board, representing critical infrastructure, essential services and the governance surrounding public, private and community collaboration for safety, security and resilience.

Laurence will be Editor of a new blog on decision-making for CRJ’s website (; read his article introducing our feature on space technology in the next issue of CRJ.

Brian H Monks is Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Global Security and Brand Protection, for Underwriters Laboratories (UL). His responsibilities include leading UL’s brand protection, IT security, physical security and identity access management programmes.

Starting his career with UL in 1983, Brian was the driving force behind the creation of UL’s internationally renowned and well-respected anti-counterfeiting operations.

In 2015 Brian was appointed as UL’s Chief Security Officer and took over all aspects of the company’s enterprise security programme.

Brian works closely with agencies such as US Customs and Border Protection, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, FBI, Interpol and Europol, as well as other law enforcement agencies.

He is a frequent keynote speaker at anti-counterfeiting conferences around the world.

In addition to these activities, he has written numerous articles that have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post, and various other publications.

Brian enjoys his professional memberships and affiliations, which include the following: Chair, Certification Industry against Counterfeiting (CIAC); Co-Chair, Interpol Intellectual Property Crime Action Group; Co-Chair, Advisory Working Group of the National IPR Co-ordination Center; Special Advisor, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force; Executive Board Member, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC); Voting Member, Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC); Member, Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network; Member, World Customs Organization IPR Strategic Group; Member, NYC Mayor’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force; President of the MSU A-CAPP Advisory Board; and Chairman of the Europol IPC3 Advisory Group.

Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electro Mechanical Computer Technology, and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Yale University.

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