Carl started his policing career with the British Transport Police in 1993, having previously served in the Royal Navy as an aircraft engineer.

He spent the first 10 years working for the British Transport Police in London before joining West Midlands Police in 2003 completing various Operational and Detective roles.

He was appointed Deputy Chief Constable for Merseyside Police on the 18th July 2016. During his time with Merseyside Police he held responsibilities for Professional Standards, Corporate Development, Performance and Change.

Carl was formally appointed Chief Constable for North Wales Police on Monday the 10th of September 2018. He has overall responsibility for the direction and control of the Force and is heavily involved in collaboration with Forces in the North West and across Wales.

Carl chairs the national Minerva board and his national portfolio responsibilities are for;

• Internet, Intelligence and Investigations
• Gender, including the UN He for She initiative

Carl was recognised in the honours list 2020 with a Queens Police Medal for services to policing.

Carl was born and lives in North Wales, he enjoys outdoor pursuits including running, walking, cycling and even the occasional outdoor swim, being a keen triathlete.