Council of International Investigators
Board Members and Officers

Below is the current list of CII Board members and officers:



altBrett Mikkelson

Panama City, Panama

Brett is the owner and director of BMI, Inc. an Investigation firm based in the Republic of Panama, servicing most of Latin America.  He first came to Panama in 1990 as a U.S. Army Interrogator and was assigned to the 470th MI Brigade, the unit assigned to exploiting intelligence relating to Manuel Antonio Noriega and his Defense Force used primarily by the IRS and the DEA for his prosecution.  In 1994, he left the service to explore the Private Investigations Field and has assisted world leaders, celebrities and major corporations with Surveillance, Insurance Fraud, Due Diligence, Intellectual Property and Locate Investigations.  Brett recently became involved with the creation of the Freedom and Human Rights Museum, being constructed in the Republic of Panama and dedicated to celebrating, monitoring and defending human rights, their liberties and democratic values internationally.  He dedicates his weekends and other free time towards family, but also has a passion for the outdoors, especially camping and fishing.  Brett is honored to having been elected President of the world’s most prestigious investigation association and is intent on contributing positively towards its education and business growth.

Vice President:


altDavid MacLeod

Melbourne Australia

David is the Managing Director of Macil Group, a Melbourne based Investigation firm servicing all of Australia. David has over 25 years experience in insurance investigations both nationally and internationally. Services offered include, Factual Investigations, Surveillance, Litigation Support, Due Diligence, Locates and Workplace Bullying and Harassment Investigations. David has also been involved in conducting high profile investigations for large organizations. David also holds qualifications in Occupational Heath & Safety and Risk Management. In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, going to the football and travel.   David is excited about his appointment to the Board and is eager to contribute to the success of the Council.

Elected to the Board August 2016. Term expires 2019
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altToine Goorts

The Netherlands

Toine Goorts, CII, CPU is the owner of Goorts Onderzoek & Consultancy, a small flexible company specialized in IP related investigations, insurance fraud and due diligence. For 20 years Toine was an investigator / surveillance operator with theKoninklijke Marechaussee ( Dutch Military Police)  and for the last 10 years a member of the BSB, a Special Unit that fights heavy crime and terrorism internationally. One of the other tasks of the BSB is providing Close Protection details to Members of State, Ambassadors, Attachés. Toine has been a team leader with the surveillance teams and CP teams, both nationally and internationally during which time he made a lot of interesting trips and met a lot of international VIP’s .  Since 1999 Toine has worked a Private Investigator and started his own company in 2004. As a former Assistant Prosecutor I am really interested in LAW and therefor still trying to gain as much as possible knowledge of the interaction between the Law and the Private Investigation regulations.  Toine is really  looking forward to serve as a board member with the CII and endeavors to contribute to improve the status of the Council.

Appointed to the Board January 2016. Term expires 2017
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altSachit Kumar

New Delhi India

Sachit Kumar is a second generation investigator and businessman, directing the operations of Globe Detective Agency in New Delhi. He is Commerce graduate from Bangalore, India and Post Graduate in Business Administration from the Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow. Thereafter, he joined Globe Detective Agency Private Limited in 1987. Over the years, he has contributed immensely in the growth of the Globe Group. As its name implies, Globe is world renowned in investigation matters. Globe is India’s first and largest Investigation Agency, currently having 5000 employees and 20 branches all across India. He was awarded the Investigations – Entrepreneur of the Year award by Mr. Shivraj Patil, Honourable Home Minister of the Government of India in Bangalore in the year 2008. He was also awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in Investigations by Smt. Pratibha Patil, former President of India in New Delhi in the year 2012. Sachit was a member of the CII Executive Board and was an organizing host of the 61st AGM Conference at New Delhi in the year 2015. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the APDI (Association of Private Detectives and Investigators).He is the Director of the Globe Group and currently based in New Delhi, India.

Elected to Board in 2013. Reelected in 2016,   Served two terms as President 2015 -  2017 Board term expires 2019.
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Board Members

altSant Kaur Jayaram 


Sant Kaur Jayaram has been in the investigation industry for 30 years.  She is also a Professional Conference organizer. Over the years she has gained considerable knowledge in private investigations focusing on due diligence, pre-employment screening, intellectual property matters, and commercial and fraud investigations, especially in SE Asia. Sant has a strong understanding of both the culture and language of the SE Asia region and is a strong asset in assisting members to bridge the gap between the business culture of the East and West, thus enhancing business development for all.

Elected to the Board in 2015 - term expires 2018
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altRyan Colley

Virginia USA

Ryan is the managing partner for the Washington, DC Office of Colley Intelligence (“Colley”), a boutique private investigation firm specializing in litigation support, complex backgrounds, due diligence, and international research based in Columbus, Ohio.  Ryan supervises a team of experts that serve Colley’s Washington-area clientele. With over a decade of experience in the Washington business market, Ryan has conducted numerous transnational investigations, and supervised large, complex civil litigation cases throughout the United States.  Ryan has a degree in Russian Studies and Classics from the College of Charleston, and is a member of the Private Investigators Association of Virginia (PIAVA).

Elected to the Board 2015 - term expires 2018
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altMarc Reed

Toronto, Ontario Canada  

As President & CEO, Marc established Reed Research Limited in 1995, having attained success as a founding partner of a leading Ontario private investigation agency in 1984. A graduate of Criminology, Marc has been a licensed Private Investigator since 1978. He is a Certified International Investigator and has previously served on the board for the Council of International Investigators. He has been a CII member since 1989. Throughout his extensive career, he has conducted high profile investigations throughout Canada and internationally.  He is an avid adventure traveler and scuba diver. Marc also spearheads the Corporate Social Responsibility through various charity initiatives including The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, StreetKids International (Save The Children) and The Holland Bloorview Children's Hospital. 

Elected to the Board 2015 - term expires 2018.
Email Marc at marc.reed@reedresearch.comToine Goorts



Bob Fenech

San Francisco USA

Bob Fenech, a native San Franciscan - 3rd generation - has owned and operated Barbary Coast Investigations & Security since 1995.  He is licensed in private investigations as well as a security.  Prior to opening Barbary Coast, Bob worked in law enforcement for the City & County of San Francisco for 25 years. Bob had a varied career, two years in the jail and one year in the courts in downtown San Francisco; and then 22 years in field operations as a patrolman and a sergeant, primarily assigned to duties at the San Francisco International Airport.  Bob attended City College of San Francisco for two years and then enlisted into the US Army National Guard in 1969 where he served for six years, as a National Guard reservist obtaining the rank of E-5 sergeant. After active duty in 1970 Bob attended San Jose State University for two years. Bob also attended the San Jose Police Academy for officer training and in 1985 for Supervisor.  Barbary Coast Investigations, headquartered in San Francisco, offers clients general investigations and specializes in Executive Protection. All officers working in the executive protection detail are former or active police officers. In addition to his involvement in CII, Bob is a member and two time president of the Lions Club in San Francisco. Bob is also member of CALI, NCISS, and is also member in good standing of the San Francisco Olympic Club.

Elected to the Board August 2016. Term expires 2019
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altChris Nielsen

Toronto Ontario Canada

 Christopher T. Nielsen has specialized in corporate and insurance/personal injury claims for over twenty-nine (29) years.  His firm, Nielsen & Associates - Investigations Inc.,based in Toronto Ontario,  was incorporated on July 24, 1996.  He began his career in January of 1988, working for 6 ½ years for Scope Investigations (formerly P. J. Wraight Investigation Agency) and 2 ½ years at King Reed & Associates Investigation Services.  Mr. Nielsen, has been a certified member of the Council of International Investigators (C.I.I.), since January 2009. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017.  Mr. Nielsen is also a member of Council of Professional Investigators - Ontario Chapter (CPIO). He was elected Director of Government Relations in 2015. His term will end in November 2017. He is also a member of Brampton Board of Trade and CASIU (Canadian Association of Special Investigations Unit

Elected to the Board September 2017.  Term expires September 2020
Contact Chris at

Executive Regional Director:

altGalen Clements

Pennsylvania, USA

Galen R. Clements spent twenty-six years in Law Enforcement with the Philadelphia Police Department as a member of the SWAT Unit and Burglary/Robbery Squads and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office holding positions/ranks that included Detective, Detective Sergeant, Director of Investigations and Supervisor of the Dangerous Drug Offenders Unit (DDOU) in the Narcotics Enforcement Division. Mr Clements frequently testified as a fact and expert witness in the use of electronic surveillance methods in prosecuting Corrupt Organizations; money laundering and white collar crimes and managed a large staff of Law Enforcement Agents during sophisticated/complex investigations at the Federal, State and Local levels.  Mr Clements has extensive training and professional credits in relation to Criminal Investigations; Narcotics Enforcement and Economic Crime and he is a member of many professional organizations including the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU); Army & Navy Club (RAG) in United Kingdom; the Council of International Investigators (CII); National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), World Association of Detectives and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.  Mr  Clements earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and served three tours in the Republic of Vietnam while in the United States Army.

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