Speakers » KEYNOTE: Marc Owen

Marc Owen

Senior Director of National and International Operations, Immigration Enforcement, Home Office, UK


Lunchtime Keynote Address:  Tackling the abuse of secure travel documentation




Marc became Senior Director of National and International Operations in Immigration Enforcement in November 2015.
His career highlights include:
•    holding roles in both policy areas (Director for Immigration Policy) and operational areas (Director, Border Force Heathrow)
•    leading reviews on use of immigration detention on behalf of the Home Secretary
•    creating a national network to tackle trafficking at the border, which has yielded impressive results against forced marriage, FGM and child trafficking
•    introducing new e-gates and significantly improving results on forgery detection, refusals of illegal migrants and the finding of smuggled goods
Marc was awarded an OBE in the January 2016 New Year’s Honours list for his services to border security and for playing a major role in the provision of a safe and secure 2012 Olympics.

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