Lee joined the City of London Police in 1993 having attended Kingston University, completing a BSc (Hons) Sociology. Following a transfer to Lincolnshire Police in 1996, he successfully applied for the Accelerated Promotion Course (APC) and was promoted to sergeant in September 2000.
Over the next five years, following several operational posts within Local Policing, CID and HMIC Liaison / Staff Officer roles, Lee was promoted to Superintendent in 2005 and posted to Lincoln as the Superintendent (Operations).
In 2008, Lee was seconded to Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) as an Assistant Director. This role had overall responsibility for Lincolnshire Trading Standards, Lincolnshire Drug Alcohol Action, Teams (DAAT), Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service and the Safer Communities teams for the county.
In December 2010, whilst still seconded to LCC, he was successful in promotion to Chief Superintendent and subsequently promoted to BCU Commander for South Division (Grantham, Stamford, Spalding). As a Chief Superintendent, Lee also became the BCU Commander for West Division and then the Head of Local Policing for the force following a major restructuring programme.
In August 2013, he became the T/Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing for Lincolnshire Police.
In March 2015 Lee successfully graduated from the Strategic Command Course.
He was appointed as Humberside Police’s Assistant Chief Constable (Communities & Partnerships) in May 2015.
Lee describes his proudest career moment as being appointed as a Chief Officer in his home force in Humberside.
Lee is married with one son. His hobbies include playing cricket, road cycling, golf and coaching football.