Brian Phillpott is BTPA’s new deputy chair

Brian Phillpott, a former Divisional Commander at the Metropolitan Police, was appointed today as the new deputy chairman of the British Transport Police Authority.

“I am pleased to welcome Brian,” said Millie Banerjee, BTPA chairman. “He brings a combination of police and public sector governance experience to the Police Authority.”

Brian Phillpott, who was appointed by the Department for Transport, served for 31 years with Gloucestershire Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police Service, where he retired as Divisional Commander in 1997.

Since then 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.

For more information contact

Michael Daventry
British Transport Police Authority
Tel: 020 7383 5678
Email: [email protected]

About the BTPA

BTPA is an independent body of that oversees the British Transport Police. It is composed of 15 members who represent the rail operators and passengers. It maintains the force’s budget, allocates resources and makes senior appointments to the force. For more information, visit

British Transport Police is the specialist, national police service for Britain’s railways. It deals with major and minor crime, disorder and incidents, and covers the rail system in England, Wales and Scotland. Its police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and support staff are recruited and trained like those of local forces and have the same powers.