Brigadier (Retired) Mark Hallas OBE had a distinguished military career completing operational tours in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan; ending his days as Director Intelligence Corps (the Army’s professional Head of Intelligence and Security).  In his second career, he is Chief Executive of Crimestoppers, the national crime-fighting charity responsible for helping make our communities safer, by giving people the confidence to speak up about crime through use of the national reporting line.  He brings many management, analytical and wider skills to the Taunton Board.  He is married with 2 sons, both of whom were educated at Taunton School as day and then boarding pupils.