Tim Houghton

Tim Houghton

Senior Vice President, Western Canada

Tim Houghton is Senior Vice President for Western Canada at Xpera Risk Mitigation and Investigation.

Tim is a licensed Private Investigator, Executive Protection Specialist, and Security Consultant. His principal practice focus is oil & gas, extractive industry, agriculture, and critical infrastructure. He served 20 years as a Senior Detective with the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, England. His career spanned national and international investigations across Europe, Africa, America, and the Caribbean. As a specialist investigator in homicide, organized crime, drug trafficking, and armed robbery, Tim was a senior crime scene manager and court expert in narcotics, organized crime, and various forensic analysis disciplines.

Tim manages a team of highly specialized investigators, security professionals, enterprise, and physical risk professionals, providing integrated solutions for insurance, legal, government, and Fortune 500 companies across Canada and internationally.

Tim is Vice President and former President of the Canadian Association of Private Investigators (CAPI), President of the Alberta Association of Professional Investigators (AAPI), a member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the World Association of Detectives, and has served as a Director for Calgary Crime Stoppers.