Maxine de Brunner QPM was one of the Metropolitan Police Service’s most senior officers.
Maxine rose through the ranks of one of the most highly pressured working environments that exists, and in doing so was awarded the QPM for her services to policing.
An experienced advisor and keynote speaker on transformational change, Maxine has led one of the most historically significant change programmes to the structure and delivery of the policing service across London; driving forward enhanced working practices through augmented technologies, reduction of management and bureaucracy and improved budget management.
Following the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, Maxine de Brunner spearheaded the largest counter terrorism exercise the UK has seen – a multi-site scenario with key partners, which saw her advising and liaising with the Government to ensure the Prime Minister and Cabinet were fully prepared and equipped to hold COBRA meetings during the two-day event.
As part of Specialist Crime Directorate, Maxine worked on the Kidnap Unit, as well as the Arts and Antiquities and Cheque and Credit Card squads.
Maxine also led numerous high profile and sensitive cases involving the Royal Family, politicians, corporate blackmail and money laundering.
Maxine de Brunner has served as Chair on the National Police Prison Intelligence Board and the Interception and Communications Data Board; a member of both the National Intelligence Board and the Specialist Capability Board as National prisons lead, as well as the Organised Crime/Counter Terrorism Collaboration Board.
Maxine was the London ‘prepare’ lead for Counter Terrorism .
As a keynote speaker, Maxine has delivered presentations at numerous high profile events, including those for the NHS, recruitment markets and throughout the Government and National Policing arenas.
Maxine is a keen horsewoman, and has served as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Chief Officer mounted) at the Queen’s Trooping the Colour.
Speaking topics include:
Transformation: Change is a Critical Incident – Treat it as such
Having been the Transformation Director for the Metropolitan Police, Maxine shares her thoughts and ideas on transforming complex and high-risk organisation.
Maxine discuses how to manage the challenges associated with transformational change these and how to achieve success.
Diversity: How thin is the glass?
Maxine rose swiftly through the ranks of her organisation by hard work, studying, delivering results and sheer determination.
She will share with the audience the difficulties and solutions of balancing politics, high profile cases, high-risk operations while battling a white male culture and at times, sexist media reporting.
Leadership and Motivation: Courage to be Inspirational
Maxine will share her personal journey to the top including key challenges and what has made her stronger.
- How to get to the top
- Innovation and self belief
- Making a difference
- Training the leaders of tomorrow
- Resilience – what is needed
- Overcoming professional challenges
- Why anything is possible