About Intelect

Isle of Man based with a global reputation.

Intelect have worked across the world on training and investigation assignments. Based on the Isle of Man and operating in many similar jurisdictions we have a unique understanding of the offshore world and understand the need for security, confidentiality and integrity. We are all passionate about protecting businesses from adverse risk, criminality and those who are intent on causing them reputational damage.

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Colin Tansley

Founder | Managing Director

A former senior police officer, our founder and Managing Director Colin Tansley has over 40 years of experience in security and investigations. As a police officer Colin’s career has taken him from uniform patrol, public order, CID, child protection, training, intelligence and significant project management roles. He was decorated by the Czech Military Police after a 7 month tour in Iraq as a senior police advisor where he successfully implemented a forensic training program for the Iraqi Police in Basra.

With an extensive background in intelligence, investigations and training he is passionate about using his skills and knowledge to protect individuals, companies and organisations from criminality and adverse risk.

He has taught his acclaimed Internet Investigative Skills training for nearly 10 years to numerous professionals and in many jurisdictions, including Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia.

Colin is a visiting lecturer at University College Isle of Man where he is involved in teaching the ‘Professional Investigative Skills’ element of their Cyber Security degree programme.

He is a serving member of the Association of British Investigators (ABI) and EPIC (Ex-Police in Commerce).

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Mark Newton

Cyber Security and Risk Manager

Having worked in the financial services industry for a number of years at all levels, Mark brings a wealth of multi-jurisdictional financial industry knowledge in Compliance, Risk and ML/FT Prevention to Intelect from multiple financial industries.

Mark joined Intelect in 2019 as the Cyber Security and Risk Manager, is a Member of the International Compliance Association (MICA), holds the Advanced Certificate in International Compliance and the Diploma in International Governance Risk and Compliance. He started his financial services career in risk in the banking sector before moving into trust and company services where his passion for compliance kicked off, he progressed through the ranks into the role of Compliance Officer before moving into the Insurance industry where he became Head of Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

No obstacle is too large for Mark and he is always happy to help anyone in any way he can, no matter the challenge.

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Our Network

Got a security related problem? Talk to us.

Intelect have a highly credible network of trusted specialists. We have been able to assist Governments, public and private sector organisations with a host of confidential projects. Our specialist services include;

  • Intelligence analysis
  • Network security
  • Physical penetration tests
  • Electronic penetration tests
  • Forensic services
  • Trainers
  • Wireless network security checks
  • Social Media Intelligence gathering

And more.