Founders of the Independent Forensic Team and members of the organisation’s Management Board are:

Pim Volkers, Angela Gallop, Frank van de Goot, Chris Gregg and Hans Henseler: 

Pim Volkers is an economist by training with a background in biotechnology and forensics and is based in the Netherlands. He is the Director of the IFT foundation and acts as overall team coordinator. He is founder of Verilabs – an independent Dutch  forensic science service provider. 

Professor Angela Gallop has been a practicing forensic scientist for over 36 years, establishing and leading the scientific teams which helped to solve many of the UK’s most high profile and complex cases. She is responsible for all scientific and technical aspects of IFT’s work. Amongst other things, Angela was co-founder of Forensic Alliance, now LGC Forensics – the largest provider of forensic services in the UK. 

Frank van de Goot is an independent forensic pathologist and runs a Centre for Forensic Pathology in the Netherlands. Trained in both the Netherlands (Netherlands Forensic Institute) and Germany, Frank now practices worldwide and his team have performed over 3.500 autopsies. Frank is responsible for all medical aspects of IFT’s work.

Chris Gregg QPM is one of the UK’s most successful detectives. Described by his Chief Constable as “one of the finest detectives the Police Service had ever known”, in 2008 he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in recognition of this. As Detective Chief Superintendent, he set up and ran the Homicide and Major Crime Investigation Unit for one of the largest UK police forces which has achieved an outstanding record of crime solving under his direct guidance. Chris is in overall charge of all investigative policy for IFT.

Dr. Hans Henseler is Managing Partner of Fox-IT Forensics. Since 2009 he is professor E-Discovery at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and is widely recognized as an expert in the field. In 1992 he founded the Forensic Computer Investigation department of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). In 1996 he was vice chairmen of the International Organization on Computer Evidence (IOCE). From 1998 - 2000 he worked at The Netherlands Organization of Applied Research on applications of image recognition, search engines and language technology. From 2000-2006 he was CTO for ZyLAB and until recently he was director of forensic technology at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for E-Discovery innovation. Within the IFT he is responsible for Forensic IT incident response in cybercrime and white-collar crime investigations.