Brian Phillpott served for 31 years with Gloucestershire Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police Service retiring as Divisional Commander in 1997. During his career in London he spent time in roles as diverse as Personal Protection Officer to HRH, The Princess Margaret, Operational Commander for the 1992 Rugby World Cup and Staff Officer to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.
Since his retirement from the Police Service he has spent more than 15 years on the Boards of NHS Hospital Trusts, most recently for more than 6 years, as Chair of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
He is a graduate of 30th Senior Command Course, holder of a BA degree (OU) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His charitable work includes being a former trustee of Merton and Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau, and Divisional Secretary of the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association (SSAFA).
He became deputy chairman of the British Transport Police Authority in April 2012.
Brian stood in as Chair of BTPA between August and November 2015.