Lord Toby Harris F.ISRM

President of the ISRM Advisory Board

Lord Toby Harris is one of the most experienced and respected authorities on national level policing and counter-terrorism in the UK. He is currently Chair, Independent Reference Group, National Crime Agency, was a member of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy from 2010 to 2014, where he was re-appointed for a second term from 2016, was the first Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, and was appointed as the Home Secretary’s representative on the Metropolitan Police Authority to oversee the national and international responsibilities of the Metropolitan Police, primarily its role in counter-terrorism and security. He was recently tasked with writing a review of the London CT readiness for the Mayor of London. As well as his role with the ISRM, Lord Harris is Chair of the Advisory Council of CSARN – City Security and Resilience Network and in 2020 was appointed Chair of the UK National Preparedness Commission.