Richard Leaning

Expertise: law enforcement, Internet governance, cybercrime

Richard Leaning is an External Relations consultant for the RIPE NCC. This role involves engaging the broad range of RIPE NCC stakeholders with particular responsibility for the RIPE NCC's development to enhance its capacity to engage strategically with governments, law enforcement agencies (LEA) and inter-governmental organisations on behalf of its membership and community. He is a member of numerous working groups with an international exposure with LEA and public safety organisations, building alliances, establishing long-term relationships and better cooperation.

Richard joined the RIPE NCC in 2015 after a 30-year career in law enforcement, having worked for the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCA) in the UK and also at the European Cybercrime Centre (Europol) based in The Hague. He has extensive expertise and experience related to Internet governance, cyber security stakeholders and Internet communications relevant to cybercrime.