The PICP Secretariat is hosted by New Zealand Police at Police National Headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand.  It operates on behalf of all 21 members of the PICP by:

  • Representing and promoting the PICP’s interests at regional and international forums;
  • Delivering the annual PICP conference where members discuss regional policing challenges and collectively make decisions in relation to the strategic direction of the PICP;
  • Supporting capacity development activities for future leaders of Pacific police services through the delivery of secondment and exchange programmes;
  • Supporting the Executive Leadership Team and other Chiefs to deliver on a PICP vision of strong and courageous leadership; and
  • Supporting the delivery of PICP-mandated programmes.

Executive Director, Carl McLennan

Carl is a New Zealand national of Fijian and Kiribati descent, with over 22 years of policing experience. Prior to stepping in as the Acting Executive Director, Carl previously held leadership roles with New Zealand Police in Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence, as well as Advisor roles including an 18 month deployment to Tonga.  He has been involved in leading significant national projects for New Zealand Police, including the establishment and implementation of legislation and systems for New Zealand’s first sex offender register.  Carl holds a Master’s degree in Public Management (with merit) from Victoria University of Wellington.

Executive Coordinator, Jonelle (Jonny) Lancashire

Jonny is an Australian national and has been the Australian Federal Police (AFP) secondee to the Secretariat since early 2015.  She has been an AFP member for over 30 years, working in most states of Australia as a detective.  She has also worked with a UN Peacekeeping mission to Cyprus and as a senior Police negotiator in Africa.  Before joining the Secretariat she worked in the AFP’s Melbourne office.

Performance, Planning and Policy Advisor, Sara Hames

Sara came to the Secretariat from the New Zealand Police’s International Service Group, where she was an International Strategy and Planning Advisor, focussing on the Pacific.  Prior to joining the New Zealand Police, Sara worked as a Policy Analyst in both the public and private sectors. Sara holds a First Class Honours degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, with minors in French and Spanish from the University of Canterbury. 

 Executive Support Officer, Kim Bloomfield