PICP Secretariat

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.

Carl, Jil and Glyn at the Australian Institute of Police Management, Sydney

Executive Director, Carl McLennan
Carl is a New Zealand national of Fijian and Kiribati descent, with over 23 years of policing experience. Prior to taking up the 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, David MacGregor
David is seconded to the PICP Secretariat from the Australian Federal Police where he has spent the past 20 years in a range of operational policing roles in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. He has most recently been responsible for Proceeds of Crime and Criminal Assets Confiscation in Melbourne and the investigation of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery across Victoria and Tasmania. He was previously seconded to the AusAID Fragile States Unit as a police advisor and holds a Master’s degree in Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne.

Executive Coordinator, Glyn Rowland
Glyn started his police career with the North Yorkshire Police in the UK before relocating to New Zealand Police in 2006. Glyn has served the majority of his service in Community Policing roles, he has worked in a training role at the Royal New Zealand Police College and at Police National Headquarters as the national lead for Community Policing and Neighbourhood Policing Teams. In more recent years Glyn has held Intelligence roles at both National and District level. Glyn’s qualifications include a Master’s degree in International Security (Intelligence) from Massey University.

Performance, Planning and Policy Advisor, Jil Blyth
Jil is an Australian New Zealander who spent her formative years in Fiji. Prior to joining PICP-S she worked for New Zealand Police with the Communications Centres National Management Group in information management & information technology.  Previous roles outside Police include working for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Queensland Museum. Jil has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with the University of New England, New South Wales and a Diploma of Multimedia.

Executive Support Officer, Tamika Bosson
Tamika is a Niuean & New Zealand European woman who was raised in the Hutt Valley of Wellington. In May 2018 she graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Pacific Studies. She has recently started her career within Police, working for the Māori, Pacific and Ethnic Services as the Management Assistant for the past 12 months. Her previous role before starting with Police included work for the Ministry of Justice, as a Collections Registry Officer within the Collections Unit.