Director of the National Enabling Programmes, Director of Information for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Police and vice-chair of the National Police Technology Council
Ian Bell is the CIO for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Police and the Programme Director for the National Enabling Programmes. Ian joined Cambridgeshire Constabulary in September 2008 as Head of ICT Service Delivery. His remit was to create a cohesive Service Delivery team and create substantial opportunity for cashable savings whilst creating a platform for new technological opportunities. His successes included the delivery of best of breed ICT architecture were delivered with best of breed technologies, delivering multiple millions of savings.
He became Head of ICT in Cambridgeshire on 1 October 2011 and subsequently the Head of ICT for BCH in July 2014. Ian is the vice-chair of the National Police Technology Council and in November 2016 became the Director of the National Enabling Programmes at their inception.
Ian’s previous roles included Chartered Accountant, Head of Services at Associated British Foods, managing both internal IT teams and multi out-sourced services.