New Chief Executive for BTPA

British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) today announced the appointment of Andrew Figgures CBE as its new Chief Executive.

He joins BTPA following a distinguished career with the Ministry of Defence that included service in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. In June 2006 he became Deputy Chief of Defence Staff with responsibility for Capability, an appointment which saw him assume the rank of Lieutenant General.

“I would like to warmly welcome Andrew to his new role,” said Millie Banerjee, BTPA Chairman. “He joins us in an exciting and challenging environment.”

Andrew Figgures will begin his duties at BTPA in a designate capacity on Monday 29 March 2010 and undergo a short induction period alongside current Chief Executive Paul Coen, prior to Mr Coen’s departure.

For more information contact

Michael Daventry
British Transport Police Authority
Tel: 020 7383 5678
Email: michael.daventry@btp.pnn.police.uk

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 www.btpa.police.uk.

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….