People

Al McGregor
Director/Police Training Lead/ Lead Facilitator
BA (Hons), PGCE, PCC, MSc, FcollT.

Inner Armour’s heart. Embarking on his Ph.D Psychology research into the use of post traumatic growth & psychological strengths in the UK Police. He holds three degrees from UK Universities and is dedicated to enabling the use of Psychology for good for all IMG_4545in front-line services. Al completes monthly shifts with the London MET Police Force and Essex Police Force in an active researcher role.

Al has 12 years teaching experience in 4 state secondary schools in areas of high deprivation in the UK. Two years Lecturing at postgraduate level in the UK and one year internationally.  He is also an ICF (International Coaching Federation) professionally certified coach.  He is down to earth, kind, private and centered.
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Al’s DBS number is: 001632861288 issued October 2018.

 

“I have heard Al from Inner Armour talk on two separate occasions and each time it strikes a chord with me. As a Police Officer of more than 20 years the concept learning to use psychology to develop a much needed resilience in ourselves and in support of colleagues is one of the most important opportunities for cultural change I have seen. I have lost officers in my command to suicide and serious illness on too many occasions, the concept of Inner Armour at its purest is saving lives and looking out for each other. That’s the reason we joined the job isn’t it?”

Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy/ MET POLICE – UK

“I’ve never met someone with so much passion for Psychology before. Al has got the balance right between coming out with us on shift regularly and getting stuck in, going out with Essex, listening to officers, seeing what we deal with & teaching us how to apply quarantine.

I watched this past year as Inner Armour tested, taught & strategically implemented Quarantine. For Al to be working nationally, liaising with Chief Superintendents, Assistant Commissioners, The Police Federation & different forces has impressed me.

This method reduces stress, anxiety & depression & is one of the most important developments in policing I’ve experienced. The resilience I’ve seen develop in my officers since doing this training is incredible. We will look back in years to come and be shocked we didn’t utilise this sooner.”

Sergeant Daryl Jones/12GD/ MET POLICE – UK

“In the raft of dynamic educational professionals, Al stands out as talented, able and distinguished. Unique in that his professionalism has grounded itself in transforming educational provision for some of society’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised children; those whom society often marginalise because they are ‘too difficult’ and confront society’s norms and fail to conform.

 The outstanding quality of Al’s work in education has been acknowledged by colleagues in that all advice and guidance given is always taken in the interest of all stakeholders, utilising all available resources to ensure the best possible outcomes.  Not only does Al manage to establish and maintain high quality of training for all, but recognises unequivocally the importance of emotional stability and long term sustainability.

 He undertakes his role with dignity, fairness, transparency, tenacity, coupled with kindness and empathy.

 Whilst Al would always emphasise the team-work at all levels, at the heart of this team is a colleague with a dynamic and modern vision of the power of ‘Inner Armour’ to transform lives.”

Trystan Williams  – Executive CEO/Principal/ VENTURERS TRUST – BRISTOL – UK


James Pope 
Inner ArmourED- Education Programme Lead/Facilitator
BSc (Hons), PGCE, NPQH.

 

James leads the education arm of Inner Armour and is an experienced educational leader having worked in school leadership for over a decade.  Most recently James wasPOPE 28 RS Headteacher and executive Headteacher within the Southwest, working in schools facing significant challenges educationally and financially.  His School featured in BBC 2 documentary ‘School’.  James was described as having acted with principles and dignity in exceptionally challenging circumstances.

James also runs his own company; Inspired Educate. 

James in the Press: 

– Headteachers Round Table: http://htrt-thinktank.co.uk/speakers/james-pope/
– The Times Educational Supplement: https://www.tes.com/news/ofsted-was-brutal-says-head-who-resigned-tvs-school
– The Times Educational Supplement: https://www.tes.com/news/meet-head-failed-ofsted-primetime-tv
– The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/nov/27/bbc-headteacher-resigned-tv-james-pope-school


Gamal Turawa “G”
Quarantine Lead Facilitator

G is the quarantine lead facilitator for Quarantine training.  He has decades of experience in the MET police force. He ended his police career in New Scotland Yard working with the widely recognized Trident Gang Command. He left the police with an 1fb76d4e-897d-40fb-bd55-9ff19bfb7627.jpgexemplary record of service having received medals and commendations for his bravery, professionalism and dedication to duty.

G has faced and overcome many personal challenges such as child abuse, homelessness, being a product of the care system, mental health issues. He was the first Black Gay police officer to come out in the UK.

G’s exemplary and powerful teaching is perfectly suited to Inner Armour and we are thrilled to appoint him.

 

“I have known G now for almost 10 years. His passion for Humanity never wavers. He certainly taught me not only to listen but to hear what he has to say.

He is a skilled, veteran trainer who makes the student think about themselves and the world around them. To understand their position in life and appreciate people for what they are. If you want your thinking challenged then have a conversation with G!”

Ramzan Mohayuddin – Superintendent Scottish Police College – UK

 

“What can I say , G is my inspiration. The day I turned up for a positive leadership input at Bramshill police college I expected the same old leadership input straight from a text book. Little did I know that my time with G was going to change my total outlook on life. G personifies bravery in the face of real controversy, both on a professional and personal level. My time with G allowed me to reflect and develop my current brand of which I am extremely proud. Thank you Big man!”

Floyd Higginson – Detective Inspector, Hampshire Police (Rtd) – UK

 

“Gamal is an extremely erudite and engaging speaker. He encourages thoughtful dialogue with others and can confront difficult subjects with constructive and progressively-thinking directions. Many attendees who have been present during Gamal’s sessions have found they are looking at both their challenges and themselves from new and enlightening angles giving a wealth of fresh and untested options for new and efficient momentum. Gamal facilitates with an almost supernatural ease, raising your self-awareness without preaching, pressing or judging. Time spent with Gamal is a priceless investment for your own development on every level.”

Mat Fox – Police Constable Trainer, MET Police – UK


Aaron Eckhoff
Quarantine Data & Quantitative Research Advisor
BSc (Hons), PGCE.

 

Aaron is a progressive educationalist, Mathematician, Physics specialist and Senior leader in Education. Aaron advises on all data, quantitative research and strategic projects that Inner Armour is involved in.Aaron

Hailing from the USA and a Senior School leader with a passion for teaching and learning in all forms. Aaron’s professional edge, clarity and challenging nature ensures all Inner Armour Data is sound and robust. 

 


Nicky Furre 
Financial & legal Advisor

Nicky handles all financial and legal matters concerning Inner Armour. With over 20 nickyyears experience leading successful CIC’s, directing finance, managing city councils and winning significant government funding bids Nicky is perfectly placed to ensure Inner Armour is protected, managed and runs like clockwork at a national and international level.

Nicky is also Director of Inner Armour’s parent charity – Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust.