- Monday, 26 February, 2018
18:00 - 19:30
18.00 – Registration
18.30 – Event start
19.30 – Event close
Topic: ‘Extremism and Terrorism: The need for a whole society response’
Speaker: Mark Rowley in his keynote valedictory address as Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for Specialist Operations and National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing
Venue: Central London Location (will be confirmed to guests ahead of the event)
About Mark Rowley
Mark Rowley began his policing career 31 years ago as a Constable in the West Midlands Police. After serving as Chief Constable of Surrey Police, he joined the Metropolitan Police Service as an Assistant Commissioner in December 2011. In June 2014 Rowley was appointed as head of Specialist Operations and National Lead for UK Counter Terrorism Policing – the day before Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of a so-called “Worldwide Caliphate”.
Since that time Mark Rowley has been at the forefront of driving forward a step-change in UK policing efforts to counter and mitigate the threat from Daesh as well as from other terrorist groups and violent extremist threats, including working with MI5 and other intelligence agencies to successfully stop 23 attacks since the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich in 2013 – including 10 since March 2017. He was widely acclaimed for his leadership in response to last year’s terrorist attacks. A full biography is available here.
About the Colin Cramphorn Memorial Lecture
The Colin Cramphorn Memorial Lecture was established by Policy Exchange in 2007, in memory of the former Chief Constable of West Yorkshire who died of cancer aged 50. Its purpose is to enhance public understanding of policing, intelligence and international security issues facing our country. Previous speakers have included Peter Clarke, Hon James Mattis, and General David Petraeus.