Our Investigation Team

Meet Ethica’s team of experienced and effective professional investigators.

To assist us in being able to investigate private and corporate matters effectively, we protect the identities of our investigators. However, all are experienced former senior police officers, under the direction of Ethica’s senior management team.

Investigations Management Team

Mark Bramah FCMI – Director

Mark has extensive experience in managing sensitive and critical matters with the potential to affect organisational reputation in inflammatory situations. Mark is a full member of The Associations of British Investigators, any investigator who applies for membership is rigorously vetted, will have to produce a criminal records certificate that meets the ABI Policy Statement, hold adequate professional indemnity insurance and show sound financial probity. References are thoroughly checked, and membership is only offered following a face-to-face interview. Only the best people make the grade.

During 30 years in the police force, Mark rose to the rank of Detective Inspector, managing complex investigations into child abuse, sexual exploitation, rape, cultural crimes and human trafficking.

He has reviewed and investigated Safeguarding incidents in independent schools, as well as in care homes. Mark was responsible for the safe management of dangerous offenders living in the community, and for overseeing police responsibilities under Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

Steve Watts MSc., D.Crim. (Cantab.), DPM, FCMI, FSyI. – Director

A former chief police officer, Steve, is committed to empowering individuals working within schools, as well as other organisations with responsibility for the safety and welfare of children, to protect the children in their charge; and, in so doing, to develop both their own and their organisations’ professional reputations.

Steve’s approach to this is to transform the way schools and organisations work in partnership to deliver knowledge, skills and support. Having spent 32 years in policing, Steve has unrivalled strategic and operational experience in protecting the most vulnerable members of the public, establishing standards and driving excellence.

He led complex and sensitive investigations and reviews at local, regional and national levels. In the role of Chief Officer, Steve was responsible for delivering protective services policing across one of the largest non metropolitan police forces in England & Wales. He was successful in driving up standards and increasing multi-agency effectiveness in the management of dangerous offenders through the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). process, and in child Safeguarding through the Local Child Safeguarding Board (LSCB).

At a national level, Steve held responsibility for policing portfolios including Investigative Interviewing, Deaths in Healthcare Settings, and Homicide Investigation. Steve led the British War Crimes team in Kosovo.

Operational Investigations Team

Our operational investigators are all experienced former senior police officers. In order to enable effective investigation, we do not disclose the identities of members of the team.