Laurence Marzell leads on the research and innovation activity within the UK & Europe division of Serco Group. He leads Serco Europe’s participation in a number of EU Horizon 2020 projects in: Community policing; virtual reality training of crisis and first responders; and the governance, integration and application of Earth Observation data with the wider information and intelligence mix.
Together with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Laurence developed the white paper: Combined Effect: A New Approach to Resilience, and leads on its strategic and operational development and implementation. He is a keen advocate of its adoption to underpin research and innovation projects as well as organisational transformation programmes.
He has a particular interest in aligning governance and operational delivery at the intersection and boundaries between organisations, whether public, private, voluntary and community, saying that they need to come together to understand, manage and meet their shared safety, security and resilience needs.
Laurence set up and jointly managed alongside the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CNPI), a cross-government contest funded programme to look at the dependencies and interdependencies of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI).
Laurence speaks regularly at security, resilience and critical infrastructure conferences and events and writes for journals and books around policing, critical infrastructure protection and open source intelligence. He sits on the Centric advisory board, representing critical infrastructure, essential services and the governance surrounding public, private and community collaboration for safety, security and resilience.