Sir Ian Johnston CBE QPM DL BSc (Hons)

Sir Ian Johnston served 44 years as a police officer, starting his career with the Metropolitan Police in 1965. In 1982 he obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Social Administration through a Police scholarship to the London School of Economics. He served as an Assistant Chief Constable in Kent and then as an Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police. He was appointed Chief Constable of British Transport Police (BTP) on 1st May 2001. During his eight years as Chief Constable of British Transport Police, he was responsible for a major organisational re-organisation and managed British Transport Police's the response to terrorist attacks.


Sir Ian was a member of the ACPO Crime Business Area for 16 years and in March 2005 was appointed Chair. In the New Years Honours 1995, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal and in the Birthday Honours 2001, a CBE. In the Birthday Honours of 2009, he was awarded a knighthood. In 2009, he was appointed Director of Security and Resilience for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He has served as Trustee at Suzy Lamplugh Trust since 2007.