Peter Neyroud CBE, QPM
Peter Neyroud CBE, QPM was appointed as Independent Board Member in January 2012.
Since leaving the Police Service at the end of 2010 Peter created a professional research consultancy, is directing a major research programme at Cambridge University into Crime Harm and is providing training, leadership development and consultancy nationally and internationally.
Peter served in Hampshire Constabulary between 1980 and 1998. He was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in West Mercia in 1998 before being promoted Deputy Chief and taking over the Territorial Operations role in 2000. In 2002 he became the Chief Constable of Thames Valley and in 2005 was appointed Vice-President of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Peter moved to the Home Office in 2006 as the Chief Executive Designate of the National Policing Improvement Agency. He became the Chief Constable, Chief Executive and Accounting Officer for the NPIA, when it was successfully vested in 2007. He was also a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council, Parole Board, National Policing Board, National Criminal Justice Board and National Counter-Terrorism Board.
His last piece of work in policing was a “fundamental review of Police Leadership and Training” for the Home Secretary, which was published in April 2011.
He was awarded the Gary Hayes Award by the US Police Executive Research Forum in 2004, the Queens Police Medal in the same year and a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2011. He has a M.Sc. and Honorary Doctorate of Law from Portsmouth University in Criminology and Diploma in Applied Criminology from Cambridge University. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Chester, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.