Commissioner Cressida Dick, Metropolitan PoliceThe Commissioner will make observations on the current and evolving terrorist threat, and make observations on leadership at such times as these.
About the speaker
Cressida Dick has 34 years of public service, the majority of which she has spent in policing. She has held leadership roles in each of the organisations she has worked in, the Metropolitan Police Service, Thames Valley Police, the National Police College and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Cressida has overseen a wide variety of high-profile and complex policing investigations spanning serious and organised crime, security and protection.
Cressida was the first woman to be appointed a Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner in 2009. From 2011 to 2014 she was in charge of UK counter terrorism policing, leading operational security and counter terrorist operations for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.
In 2014 Cressida joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office senior leadership team. In February 2017 Cressida was appointed Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. On 10th April 2017 she was re-attested as a police officer before taking up her role as Commissioner, leading the UK’s largest police service.
Cressida is former president of the British Association of Women Police and has a Master’s Degree in Criminology from Cambridge.