BTPA announce appointment of new Assistant Chief Constable

The British Transport Police Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Newton as Assistant Chief Constable B Division and Operations.  Mark was successful following a robust and challenging recruitment process and will take up his new position with effect from 1 April 2014.

Mark is currently Acting ACC and has been performing the role of Interim Director of Corporate Resources since May 2012. Following a review and renaming of this role, a recruitment process for a new permanent Director of Capability and Resources ran concurrently with that for an ACC.  An offer has been made and, subject to vetting, the individual is expected to join the Authority from 22 April 2014. This post attracted a very strong field of candidates and the Authority is confident that it has found the best person for the job.

Brian Phillpott Deputy Chair of the BTPA said: “Mark has a wealth of experience and a real understanding of policing  the railways which will support the delivery of the forces strategic aims to reduce disruption and crime for the benefit of passengers and the industry.”

There is significant change in the top team at BTP and the Authority is looking forward to embedding and working with the newly formed team to build on BTP’s successes in the future.