Arquebus continues to expand through key appointments across the team. Arquebus is pleased to announce the promotion of Paul James, one of the original founders of Arquebus, to Executive Chairman of the Board, and James Hopper to Chief Executive Officer. Arquebus is also pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Williams as Chief Operating Officer and Dr. Joanne Short as Ballistic Technician.
Andy had a distinguished 33-year career at Avon and Sommerset Police where he became a senior leader with extensive knowledge and experience in Intelligence, Major and Serious Crime, and Counter Terrorism. He had considerable involvement working collaboratively with strategic partners such as HM Government, the Security Services, the Military and Public Sector Services, to ensure effective operational delivery of key events and risk management.
Andy joins Arquebus as its Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for implementing the company’s strategic plans, driving operational efficiency, internal compliance and governance, programme delivery, and ensuring smooth day-to-day operations.
Joanne is one of the UK’s leading ballistic forensic experts having worked for both the Forensic Science Service and National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) since 2001. Joanne helped establish and then maintain NABIS’s Quality Management System, which led to them successfully gaining BS17025 accreditation as well as implementing the UK’s Forensic Science Regulators Code of Practice. She is also a UKAS accredited auditor for ISO17025.
Joanne is Arquebus’ leading expert responsible for providing remote managed ballistic forensic services to its clients worldwide and Arquebus is proud to have her on the team.