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Kevin Mansell, Managing Director

kevin_mansellKevin Mansell is a recognised authority in the field of mobile phone forensics with a proven track record in training high tech crime investigators in the safe and effective retrieval of digital evidence.

Prior to starting his own company, Kevin spent 3 years as a high tech crime trainer at the UK’s National Centre for High Tech Crime Training. Kevin has trained law enforcement personnel in mobile phone forensics, network and Internet investigations and computer forensics.  Since developing an entry-level course for mobile phone examiners in 2005, Kevin has successfully delivered mobile device forensics training to over 1,500 students from the UK and overseas.

Kevin has represented the UK on Interpol’s European Working Party on IT Crime where he collaborated with overseas colleagues to identify and publish good practice in the rapidly maturing field of mobile phone forensics.  He has also spoken at both national and international electronic crime conferences.

Before working in the field of digital forensics, Kevin gained 9 years experience working within the telecommunications industry in a variety of technical and project management roles.  This included helping GSM network operators to deploy state of the art fraud detection systems to stem revenue leakage.

Kevin holds a City & Guilds Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners (Stages 1 & 2).


Oliver Darroch, Technical Specialist

Oliver joined Control-F as a full time employee in September 2017 after graduating with an MEng in Computer Science from the University of Southampton. Oliver started working for Control-F in 2013 during university holidays and the R&D projects he undertook fed directly into training course content and conference presentations (notably Kevin Mansell’s presentation at F3 in 2016 on iOS photo attribution).

Oliver leads research and development to support new and existing courses, manages Control-F’s classroom and office IT infrastructure and is becoming increasingly involved in the delivery of Control-F courses.

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