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Mr Gary John Peace

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Gary John Peace

I was elected to represent Ventnor West on the Isle of Wight Council this year. My main reason for standing for election was that I felt that people across the island deserved a common sense approach and some professionalism in the way that they are represented and in the way the elected council was run.

I run and own an island based cyber and information security business (ESID Consulting), helping companies protect their most sensitive information and that of their clients. I am also a parent, and want the best chance for my children on this beautiful island of ours, but to do that we need a decent educational system and an environment that encourages business. We already have some fantastic firms here and as a council we need to foster and encourage those businesses as much as we can. We also want to attract other businesses here and encourage further investment, to provide highly skilled and well paid jobs. Business can only succeed however if it has a highly skilled and motivated workforce, and that's where education comes in. The Island Free School, where I am proud to be a Governor, provides a first class education and fantastic pastoral care. It's students are achieving great things! and I can't praise it's staff and management highly enough. However, all of the islands schools need to do the same, and I will work hard with the rest of the team to help make sure that these other schools can provide the best education that can for their children.

I am also very pleased to have been given a position as a member of the Cabinet, responsible for Community Safety and Public Protection. This role fits perfectly with my experience and expertise as a former Police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service, where I served for 18 years. That background means that I can hold officers to account, but also provide qualified support where required. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead!

I will also in due course be setting up a surgery so that you can meet me to talk but if you have any questions please contact me.

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About Me

Name: Mr Gary Peace
Political Group: Conservative
Electoral Division: Ventnor West
Address: County Hall
High Street
Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD
Mobile: 07973333106
Biography: I served for 18 years as an Investigator and Detective for Scotland Yard, investigating serious and organised crime and misconduct at the highest levels. I established the e-Discovery and Insider Threat Management role for the Professional Standards Hi-Tech Crime Unit of the Metropolitan Police Service, for all Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations.

As a consultant I became the Head of Digital Forensics and Intelligence Laboratories at the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after leading on the creation of the new laboratories after the merger of the Office of Fair Trading with the UK Competition Commission.

Since leaving the police I have run my own business (ESID Consulting) specialising in Insider Threat Management, Information / Cyber Security and Business Continuity.

I am also a founder member of the South East Cyber Security Cluster. The Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) Southern Region and a member of the Council of International Investigators (CII).

Register of Interests.

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Meeting Attendance

The table below records the attendance over the last 12 months by the councillor at meetings of the full Council, Cabinet (for Cabinet members) and those committees and panels of which the councillor is a member.

Meeting Name Meeting Date Attended Meeting
Cabinet 10/09/2020 Attendance
Full Council 15/07/2020 Attendance
Cabinet 09/07/2020 Attendance
Cabinet 11/06/2020 Attendance