Dr. Suddle is a veteran public servant, who has served Pakistan with distinction for over forty years. He began his law enforcement career in 1973 as Assistant Superintendent of Police and has held various key positions both at operational and strategic levels. He is highly regarded for effectively taming the dinosaur of terrorism as Police Chief of Karachi (1995-1996). As Criminal Justice Consultant in the National Reconstruction Bureau, he co-authored the Police Order 2002, which replaced the 141-year-old police law in Pakistan. Three days after 9/11, he was appointed Inspector General Police, Balochistan. He ably met the challenge, and, during his three-year stint, the Balochistan Police underwent historic transformation, not least its exceptional extension in jurisdiction from just 5 percent to entire Balochistan. In 2004, he was appointed Director General, National Police Bureau, Ministry of Interior. In this key strategic position, he contributed extensively to reshaping policing and counterterrorism policy in Pakistan. In 2008, following his stint as Inspector General Police, Sindh, he was appointed Director General, Intelligence Bureau (Pakistan's premiere civilian intelligence agency). The last public service appointment he held was the constitutional post of Federal Tax Ombudsman of Pakistan (2009-13). In a 2011 independent report card study published by Transparency International Pakistan, the Office of Tax Ombudsman received an exceptionally high approval rating of over 90%, declaring it the cleanest and the most efficient public sector organisation in Pakistan.
Dr. Suddle is regarded as a leading criminal justice reform and counterterrorism expert in South Asia. He is a visiting criminal justice expert at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute on Crime Prevention and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), Tokyo, and a resource person with many national and international organisations, including United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Dr. Suddle has an MSc (Econ.) in criminology and a PhD in white-collar crime from Cardiff University; an MSc in Physics from Government College University, Lahore; and an LLB from University of Punjab. He is author of several publications and articles, published both in Pakistan and abroad.
Dr. Suddle is most highly decorated public servant in Pakistan. His civil awards include Hilal-e-Shuja’t (HSt), top national award for gallantry and service beyond the call of duty, 1996; Hilal-e-Imtiaz (HI), top national award for performance excellence, 2008; Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal (QPM), 1993; and President’s Police Medal (PPM), 1981.