Meet the new IPA Internal Auditors 2019-2023

09 Nov 2019

Internal Auditor

Nicole Kikcio                  

N Kikcio 2019I am a devoted mother of two boys, and reside in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. With over 20 years of combined military, police and government experience, I bring a diverse list of skills gained from my work. Following my career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, I led the design and implementation of capacity building and organizational risk management programs as a police and gender advisor in a number of security sector reform projects, in North America, Europe and Africa.

Bilingual in French and English, and in addition to my professional experience, I have 9 years of volunteer experience in management and governance in non-profit organizations, including my current role as National Secretary General of IPA Canada, a position I have held since late 2016. A lifetime learner, I am University trained in Police Management and Leadership, am a certified Strategic Coach and Third Party Neutral Practitioner. I am also currently pursuing a degree in Conflict Studies. When I am not working on self-development, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, taking advantage of every season that Canada has to offer, by engaging in activities such as running, camping, hiking, swimming, skating and skiing. 

I enjoy being a change agent within a team environment and know the importance of safeguarding organizational assets. My strengths include conducting gap analyses, evaluating the reliability and integrity of operational processes, and developing capacity building projects for organizational resilience and institutional effectiveness. I look forward to putting my strengths to work for the IPA in my capacity as Internal Auditor.


Internal Auditor

Fred Boyd             

F Boyd 2019I was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK. I am married to Hilary, who is also an IPA member and we have 3 sons, and 7 grandchildren.  I have lived in Northern Ireland my entire life.

I joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary at the age of 16 ½ years as a Cadet after leaving school in 1974. I progressed to a full Constable in 1975 and began my policing career in the city of Londonderry.

I performed beat and patrol duties for 14 years around several stations in the North West of the province before moving into the Operational Planning office for a further 16 years, when I finally retired with the post of Sergeant in 2005. This role involved organising all operational matters within a large section of Londonderry City, to include all Police duties, training, events, policing incidents, parades, and many other day to day activities.

I have been a member of the IPA since 1988 and have held numerous offices throughout these years, ranging from founding Branch Member and Branch Treasurer in 1988, then the post of Regional Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer from 1997 to 2002, and National Treasurer of Section UK from 2002 to the present day 2019.

When I retired from my Police Service, I purchased, owned and successfully managed a local Marquee Hire Company.  I was one of the founding members of the Harp and Crown Credit Union (i.e. local Northern Ireland Police Credit Union) and have held the position of President for the past 15 years, its current assets stand at some £50 million. In more recent years I have held the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer of the organisation. I don’t have any real hobbies, but with my involvement in many local committees, organisations and local sports I seem to be kept fully occupied together with holding down a full-time occupation as a Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver for a local haulage firm, these most certainly occupy quite a lot of my time.

I am looking forward to my new role as Internal Auditor, and am sure I can bring to the organisation the skills that I have acquired in my experience over the past 40 years.