President - The Right Honourable Sir John Chilcot GCB
John Chilcot was the Chairman of the Iraq Inquiry.
John has had a full career in Whitehall, in the Home Office where he was head of the Criminal Policy Division and later as Deputy Under-Secretary of State heading the Police Department, in the Cabinet Office and latterly the Northern Ireland Office as Permanent Under Secretary of State. On retirement, he became Staff Councillor to the Intelligence Services (including the National Criminal Intelligence Service, a forerunner to SOCA). He has also headed official inquiries into a number of sensitive matters including Royal and VIP security, and the IRA incursion into the RUC Special Branch HQ. John was also Chairman of the Committee of Privy Counsellors on Intercept as Evidence.
Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB (Chairman)
Bill Jeffrey was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence from 2005 to 2010; prior to this he was Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office, coordinating Security and Intelligence, which included security during the 2005 terrorist attacks in London. He was also Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in the Home Office and in the Cabinet Office he coordinated Home and Social policy and Parliamentary business. From 1998-2002 he was Political Director of the Northern Ireland Office, supporting the Prime Minister and successive Secretaries of State on the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.
Lord Dholakia of Waltham Brooks PC OBE DL
Navnit Dholakia is Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. He is also President of the National Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO), Vice-Chairman of the Policy Research Institute on Aging and Ethnicity, Vice President of the Mental Health Foundation and a member of both the House of Lords Appointments Commission and the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.
He has previously held appointments with the Commission for Racial Equality and the Police Complaints Authority.
Ms Kate Flannery OBE
Kate Flannery was appointed as HM Inspector of Constabulary for Wales and Central England in 2002 and was the first woman to hold this post. She previously held senior roles with the Audit Commission, London local authorities and in management consultancy. From 2005 until 2009, Kate was responsible for the inspection of 16 police forces in Central England, East Anglia and Wales. She has led national thematic work on a range of topics, including domestic violence investigation, contact management and critical incident response. Kate has also contributed to major reviews such as Sir Ronnie Flanagan’s Independent Review of Policing and the Smith Commission on crime statistics.
Sir Chris Fox QPM
Chris Fox was knighted in 2006 for services to policing in the UK. Chris was Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police from 1996 to 2003, before taking the post of the first full time National President of the Association of Chief Police Officers. He led the development of the first ever national emergency service communication system and coordinated several national police operations such as the response to the 2005 terrorist attacks in London, the Tsunami response and the security operation at the G8 summit in Scotland.
Professor Nick Fyfe
Nick Fyfe is the founding director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, a strategic collaboration between Scotland’s Universities and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland. He is also Professor of Human Geography at the University of Dundee, Fellow of the Scottish Police College, and co-chair of the Police Working Group of the European Society of Criminology. His research on policing spans a range of areas including work on community engagement, witness protection, wildlife crime, and missing persons investigations. From 2008 to 2009 he was Special Adviser to the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament for their enquiries into community policing and the effective use of police resources.
Sir David Garrard
Sir David is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and was knighted in 1993 for services to Charity.
Following a career advising International Banks and Governments, David founded Minerva Plc in 1989, taking it public in 1996 as Chairman until his retirement in 2005. Since then David has focused his energies on supporting children’s charities both through the Garrard Education Trust and personally. Amongst other positions he has held and holds is Co-Chairman of Trustees of the International Centre for Child Studies; Counsellor and Director of the Business Division of the Prince’s Trust; Director and Trustee of Community Security Trust; Patron of Lifeline4Kids and Member of the Development Advisory Council of the University of Birmingham.
In 2003 David sponsored and developed the first new ‘all through’ seat of learning – the ‘flagship’ of the City Academy Programme, Bexley Business Academy for disadvantaged, deprived and special needs children, currently housing over 1600 pupils.
Adrian Leppard QPM
Adrian Leppard joined Surrey Police in 1984 and spent the majority of his service as a Detective. He served five years in Kent Police where he held responsibility for Specialist Operations into serious crime, counter-terrorism and public protection, including the £53 million Securitas depot robbery. From 2011 to 2015 Adrian was Commissioner of the City of London Police and in addition to leading the force, he was head of the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and Economic Crime Directorate dedicated to preventing and investigating the most serious fraud and cybercrime in the UK.
Professor Rod Morgan
Rod Morgan is Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, the University Police Science Centre, University of Cardiff and the University of Sussex. He was formerly HM Chief Inspector of Probation for England and Wales from 2001 to 2004, Chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales from 2004 to 2007 and Ministry of Justice-appointed advisor to the five criminal justice inspectorates for England and Wales from 2008 to 2011. He is the co-author and editor of the leading UK criminological text (The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, 5th ed. OUP, 2012) and many other books and articles on aspects of criminal justice from policing to prisoners’ rights. He is also a trustee of several organisations working with young offenders and is actively involved in the debate about youth justice and the future of the magistracy.
Alastair Scrimgeour is a chartered accountant and has been a corporate finance partner at a number of organisations, most recently Deloitte. His work covered due diligence for corporates and private equity, privatisations, restructuring and strategic options. Between 1999 and 2010 he advised the government on restructuring the civil nuclear industry, including the restructuring of British Nuclear Fuels Limited, the setting up of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the restructing and sale of British Energy. He is currently on the Board of the Nuclear Industry Association.
Ms Sara Thornton CBE QPM
Sara Thornton is the first Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
Sara joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986 working in operational postings in West London and strategic roles within New Scotland Yard. She served with Thames Valley Police as Chief Constable for eight years until March 2015 and has also been Chair of ACPO Intelligence Portfolio, Vice-Chair of ACPO Terrorism and Allied Matters, Director of the Police National Assessment Centre and ACPO Vice-President.
Sara is a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies, the Advisory Board for the Oxford University Centre for Criminology and the International Advisory Board for the Cambridge Executive Police Programme. She has also been recognised with a Career Achievement Award from the Police Training Authority Trustees and the Sir Robert Peel Medal for Outstanding Leadership in Evidence-Based Policing.
The Right Honourable Sir John Wheeler JP DL
John Wheeler is Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London.
Formerly Deputy Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, John was knighted in 1993. Prior to his appointment he served as a Member of Parliament 1979 to 1997. He has also held positions as Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Chairman of the British Security Industry Association Inspectorate and Chairman of the National Criminal Intelligence Service and National Crime Squad. Since leaving parliament John has been Chairman of the Government Review into Airport Security and policing within the UK and headed a review into Airport Security and Policing for the Australian Government in 2005.
- HRH The Prince of Wales (Royal Patron)
- Earl Cadogan
- Mr Lal Chellaram
- Sir John Dellow CBE DL
- Mr Christopher Flint
- Dr James Hart CBE QPM
- Mr Peter Kane
- Ms Debbie Moore OBE
- Lord Palumbo
- Sir Bob Reid
- Lord Sandberg of Passfield CBE
- Lord Stevens QPM
- Mrs Elizabeth Tompkins
- Sir Michael Wakeford
- General Sir Roger Wheeler GCB