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.

Mary Calam

Mary Calam is an external advisor and self-employed consultant at McKinsey & Company, providing expertise and advice in areas of crime, policing and national security. She has a significant range of experience from across both public and private sectors and has held senior positions within the Home Office for several years.

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.

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.

Professor Martin Innes

Martin Innes is Director of the Crime and Security Research Institute at the University Cardiff and Director of the Universities’ Police Science Institute. His work has been influential across the academic, policy and practice communities in the UK and globally.

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​​​​​​​.

Dame Sara Thornton DBE QPM

Sara Thornton is the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and previously was 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 Stevens QPM
  • Mrs Elizabeth Tompkins
  • Sir Michael Wakeford
  • General Sir Roger Wheeler GCB