Maxine Hulme QPM
Maxine Hulme QPM is a former Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police and a keynote speaker on transformation, leadership and diversity.
Maxine Hulme joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986 and served at a variety of Boroughs within South London in both uniform and detective roles. She developed an interest in covert policing and pro-active crime during this time. During 1999 Maxine joined Specialist Operations and subsequently became part of the Specialist Crime Directorate as an SIO. During this period she worked within the kidnap unit, Arts and antiques and cheque and credit card squads.
She also took responsibility for investigating high profile and sensitive cases involving the Royal family, politicians, and murders of British subjects abroad, corporate blackmail and money laundering. She later took charge of the National Witness Protection unit responsible for the protection of threatened witnesses, compromised terrorists, organised crime informants, undercover officers and Foreign and Commonwealth cases (including witnesses to international war crimes).
During 2003 Maxine was appointed Detective Superintendent, Head of operations – anti Corruption command taking responsibility for serious crime and corruption investigations within the MPS and the protection of resident informants and those informing on police or police staff.
In February 2005 Maxine was selected as Staff officer to the then Deputy Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson where she performed a variety of strategic functions on his behalf. When promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent she headed the Covert Policing command where she took responsibility for the strategic coordination of covert services including armed surveillance, intelligence, technical surveillance, CHIS authorities, National Undercover Training and MPS deployments, Telephone Investigation Unit and the Central Authorities Bureau. In June 2008 Maxine was appointed as an Area Commander.
At the beginning of 2012, she was promoted to DAC within the newly formed Specialist Crime and Operations (SC&O) Business Group areas of responsibility included Intelligence, Performance, Tasking and Operations (Public Order and Operational Support). Maxine received a QPM in Jan 2014 for Services to policing. Maxine’s new area of responsibility is the MPS Change transformation (Strategic Design Authority), designing the new MPS Structure and way of policing.
Since leaving policing, Maxine Hulme has helped many companies on their transformation journeys including developing workplace strategies, transforming work spaces while increasing productivity and adapting to the everchanging environment to meet future needs.
“Change is a Critical Incident – Treat it as such”
Maxine will share thoughts and ideas having been the Transformation Director for the Metropolitan Police. Transforming a complex and high-risk organisation has many challenges and Maxine will demonstrate how to manage these and achieve success.
Leadership & Motovation
“Courage to be Inspirational”
Maxine will share her personal journey to the top including key challenges and what has made her stronger. The audience will develop an understanding of 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.
“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.
Maxine will introduce her speech by outlining the difficulties of running a small school in an ever changing and more competitive market. She will talk about the power of a parent body and the steps she took to turnaround a school facing closure.
'The feedback I that have received from those in the audience was unanimously positive…'
— Major General (Retd) David Shouesmith, Chairman Royal Logistic Corps Foundation
'Maxine led a leadership away day at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. It was attended by over 100 senior clinical and non-clinical leaders. She presented the excellent transformation programme which she had delivered for the Metropolitan Police Service.'
'One of the best speeches I have ever heard.…how inspirational your speech was today. The size of the task you had and the way you explained it, and made it ‘real’ to us all was so very, very impressive 10/10!'
— Lewis Field, MD SCL