Malcolm has an extensive background in national security, emergency management, and incident/crisis management in a multi-agency environment working with emergency services and the private sector.
He has extensive experience in the national security and resilience domains and has worked at Government, strategic and expert practitioner levels both within the United Kingdom and internationally. His experience includes working with a broad range of Government departments, civil and military responders (both Category 1 and 2 under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004) to develop enhanced operational capabilities, capacity and resilience to meet the requirements of the UK’s National Risk Assessment and National Resilience Planning Assumptions.
Prior to this he was a senior police officer serving with the Anti-Terrorist Branch (SO13) and Counter Terrorism Command (SO15). He worked extensively with different agencies across Government, including emergency services, military and intelligence agencies, as well as holding senior positions at strategic, policy and operational planning levels.
He led the first UK team to support the US response following 9/11 and provided the liaison for the UK response from the British Consulate in New York in the days and weeks following 9/11.
More recently, Malcolm has been working with the international nuclear security industry to share his experience and good practice to develop closer cooperation within the nuclear domains of professional practice of safety, security and safeguarding. He reviewed emergency management arrangements and the Counter-Terrorism Contingency Plan for a key nuclear site in the UK. He has worked in the Far East and Middle East training government agencies in security management and related issues.
Malcolm Baker graduated with an MSc in Resilience at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, and his dissertation examined the links between intelligence and risk management in countering the twenty-first century threat of terrorism.