Huw Watkins is the Head of Intelligence of the UK Intellectual Property Office. He is a former
police officer who served for 32 years and enjoyed a variety of roles, mainly as a detective,
involving investigations into serious and organised crime as well as public protection. His
second career over the last 6 years with the IPO has enabled him to establish networks both
in the UK and overseas to support the IPO's Enforcement Strategy 2016-20 and allow his
team to receive, develop and share intelligence in support of that work.
The partnership work undertaken by the IPO has been recognised by Europol and Interpol
as good practice. Huw has enjoyed some travel opportunities to share this practice overseas
in places like China, Vietnam and India.