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Charlotte Vitty announced as new Chief Exec

20th April 2017

Charlotte Vitty announced as new Chief Exec

Charlotte Vitty has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the British Transport Police Authority. Most recently Charlotte has been working as the Acting Chief Executive since January, having been Finance Director for the previous two years. A qualified accountant, Charlotte has over 15 years’ experience in both private practice and the commercial market. She…

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2017-18 Interim Policing Plans launched

31st March 2017

2017-18 Interim Policing Plans launched

We are excited to share with you the interim plans for policing Great Britain’s railways in 2017/18. For train operating companies, the travelling public and railway staff these plans will be central to ensuring everyone’s safety and keeping everything moving. We have worked closely with the Chief Constable, his senior team, the rail industry and passenger…

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Mark Phillips appointed Deputy Chairman

26th January 2017

Mark Phillips appointed Deputy Chairman

Mark Phillips has been appointed as the new deputy chairman of the BTPA. Mark, who has been a board member of the BTPA since 2013, replaces Brian Phillpott, who left last year. Mark is also currently Chief Executive Officer at the Rail Safety and Standards Board. He has 30 years’ experience in the rail industry starting…

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Five new members appointed to British Transport Police Authority

26th January 2017

Five new members appointed to British Transport Police Authority

Five new Authority members have been appointed to the BTPA by the Department for Transport. Businessman William Gallagher, chartered accountant Shrinivas Honap, experienced strategist Jeremy Mayhew, retired chief constable Martin Richards and human resources expert Beverley Shears have been appointed to the BTPA board joining the current members. Esther McVey, Chairman of the British Transport Police…

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Interim Chief Exec and DCC Hanstock give evidence to Transport Select Committee

18th January 2017

Interim Chief Exec and DCC Hanstock give evidence to Transport Select Committee

Charlotte Vitty, Interim Chief Executive of BTPA, and Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock attended the Transport Select Committee at the House of Commons on Monday 16 January 2017 to give evidence on tackling crime on the railways and future challenges. Topics raised by the Committee included counter terrorism, the changing railway environment, the Infrastructure Policing Review and…

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