Meet the Team

Professional. Dedicated. Passionate.

Each member of the Libre team holds a unique set of skills and expertise, which when combined with commitment and integrity, ensure that every service is delivered with care and devotion.

Together, our team possesses the following skillsets:
First hand experience in investigating Modern Slavery related crime.
Gathering, processing and disseminating highly sensitive intelligence.
Major crime investigations.
Unique knowledge into the activities of organised crime groups.
Experience in covert tactics and risk management.

Phil Hunt


Phil Hunt is a retired Immigration Inspector with 36 years law enforcement experience. During his career, he was involved in a wide range of operational activities at Seaports, Airports, Immigration Appeals, enforcement and intelligence both in the UK and abroad.

  • An experienced supervisor and intelligence expert, Phil established the first Immigration Regional Intelligence Unit outside London and the Home Counties.
  • He was commended by Lancashire Police for his assistance in relation to the Morecambe Bay Tragedy in 2004, an early recognised example of Modern Day Slavery.
  • Between 2010 and 2012 he co-led a ground breaking Joint Investigation Team with the Dutch Border Police investigating ‘sham marriages’ in the UK.
  • As a recognised Cross Border Investigation expert, he has delivered presentations to Eurojust and Europol as well as addressing the European Free Movement Group in Brussels on two occasions.
  • Phil led and was the focal point for Operation Joust, a unique overarching investigation tackling an identified criminal business model involving sham marriages and facilitation/trafficking. This operation received national recognition, featuring positively in a published article by the Centre for Social Justice.

Gary Spratt


Gary completed a 30 year police career in which he became an expert in managing and delivering intelligence. He is a highly experienced investigator and has expert knowledge in the use of covert tactics and tackling organised crime groups.

  • Led Home Office recognised operations targeting modern day slavery. The operations featured in a government paper for the Prime Minister, written by her Personal Advisor and published by the Centre for Social Justice.
  • Was awarded a Chief Constable’s Commendation for leading an operation linked to combatting terrorism, human trafficking, modern day slavery and sexual exploitation. He was also presented with other commendations including a Chief Constable’s for work carried out at the Clapham Junction railway disaster.
  • Influenced and helped implement Government policy change in respect of immigration criminality.
  • Identifying organised crime group’s money laundering activities amounting to millions of pounds obtained from criminality and malpractice linked to human trafficking, slavery, sexual exploitation and illegal immigration activity.
  • Has worked closely with The Government Agency Intelligence Network to improve intelligence sharing across both the public and private sector, enabling the effective targeting of organised crime.

Tom Kelly


Tom Kelly retired at the rank of Detective Inspector with 33 years of law enforcement experience. Tom was widely accepted by GMP to be one of their most experienced investigators of serious crime and held in high esteem by his colleagues.

  • He has worked on some of Greater Manchester’s most complex and serious criminal investigations.
  • He led homicide investigations overseas in Europe, Zimbabwe and The Philippines.
  • Prior to retirement Tom was the Deputy Senior Investigating Office investigating multiple murders and poisoning within a large NHS hospital. This 4 years enquiry resulted in the conviction of a rogue nurse who was sentenced to a total of 24 life sentences. The investigation used ground breaking forensic technology. For his part he received a national award from the Homicide Working Group.
  • Tom has gone on to give lectures concerning this investigation to law enforcement specialists across the U.K.
  • Since retirement, Tom has continued to be employed as a full time consultant for Greater Manchester Police.

Paul Miller


Paul retired from Greater Manchester Police after 30 years’ service as a Detective Inspector in 2014. He is recognised as an expert in the mitigation of serious threat and problem solving.

  • Headed the internationally recognised Gun and Gang Unit, the Xcalibre Task Force during which force and national awards were gained for Problem Solving, Team Working and Partnership Working, including the prestigious Tilley Award.
  • Co-wrote Greater Manchester Polices Threats to Life Policy and was responsible in its implementation across the county.
  • After retirement Paul worked on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office investigating mitigating a serious threat to the national stability of a UK dependency.
  • Paul worked for the Home Office Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme as National Co-Ordinator during which the link between Gangs and modern slavery and exploitation were recognised on a national level.
  • He has recently completed a twelve months contract working for Barclays Bank PLC as Regional Security Manager and Threat Mitigation Advisor.

Mark D’Souza


Mark a retired Detective Sergeant, with 30 years of law enforcement experience. During his career he worked on some cases involving Greater Manchester and the UK Border Agency’s most complex and serious organised crime groups.

  • He has led operational intelligence and surveillance teams on sensitive operations.
  • He spent the latter part of his career engaged in partnership working, using partnership legislation to disrupt organised crime groups.
  • Mark is an accredited police trainer with a Certificate in Education from Bolton University and has delivered a range of Intelligence, Surveillance, Covert Human Intelligence Source Handling and Proactive Policing courses to both law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies, in the UK and at the European Police College (CEPOL).
  • Throughout his career, Mark has received numerous Chief Superintendent and Judge’s Commendations.

“Just as it was Britain that took an historic stand to ban slavery two centuries ago, so Britain will once again lead the way in defeating modern slavery and preserving the freedoms and values that have defined our country for generations.”

Theresa May, Prime Minister, on the Modern Slavery Act.