Advisory Panel

CIPCR International’s Advisory Panel is made up of a number of subject-matter experts drawn from across a wide range of backgrounds. There are members of community groups, senior clergy, academics, former combatants, politicians, legal experts, former security forces personnel and victims’ representatives.

The Advisory Panel are principally focussed on the provision of specific advice, based on their particular area of expertise, in order to support our Management Board in drawing up strategies and plans for the projects and programmes that it intends to pursue.

Advisors are also able to be involved in a very direct way with programmes themselves, when circumstances permit.  The Panel is also able to advise the Management Board on the general direction that CIPCR International wishes to move with regard to its future national and international programmes and the assessment of potential programme partners.

In addition to our Belfast and London based staff, CIPCR International has a network of consultants and advisors operating around the world.

Major General (retired) Mungo Melvin CB OBE MA – Senior Associate Fellow

Major General Mungo Melvin retired from the British Army in December 2011 after over 37 years’ service.  Retaining his links with the British Army, he has been recently been appointed a senior adviser on the First World War centenary commemorations. In addition, he is a specialist military adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee in the British Parliament. Holding a number of visiting academic posts, including at King’s College London, Reading University and the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, he researches, writes and lectures on contemporary strategic affairs. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Brussels-based Interel Group.

Morris Duncan – Advisor Security Sector Reform

Consultant with considerable and wide ranging operational experience in the UK as well as in South Central Asia and the Caribbean Regions in delivering capacity building programs. Law Enforcement Professional with considerable experience across a wide range of core policing skills working in the world’s most hostile policing environment. SME within the Intelligence sector with considerable operational Anti & Counter Terrorism expertise.

Specialities: Intelligence, Anti-Counter Terrorism, Security, COIN, Law Enforcement, Conflict Resolution, Government, Corporate & Police Investigations, Inter-Agency Liaison, International Mentor and Advisor.