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 Authority said:

“I am delighted to welcome the new members to the BTPA. Each of them brings their own area of specific and essential expertise, as well as fresh insight, to the established Authority. I look forward to working with them at this busy and exciting time for the Authority, when the rail sector is not only growing but also facing a range of new and developing policing pressures.”

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said:

“We are delivering the biggest rail modernisation programme for more than a century to improve services and provide passengers with faster and more comfortable trains. British Transport Police will play a major role in delivering our vision for a growing and sustainable railway.  I am confident the newly-refreshed team will provide the strategic direction the force needs to offer even better value to the rail industry and the taxpayer while fighting crime, reducing disruption and keeping the network safe for passengers and rail staff alike.”