Lord Hogan- Howe was born in Sheffield and joined the Health Service before becoming a police officer in Sheffield. He later became Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police reducing crime by a fifth, and Chief Constable of Merseyside during which time they were adjudged the best force in England and Wales reducing crime by a third. Served as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary with special responsibility for Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime. As Commissioner of the Met he lead the United Kingdom Police Counter Terrorist Command. He lead the Met during the very successful 2012 London Olympics.
In 2013 Lord Hogan-Howe was knighted for his contribution to policing and in 2017 raised to the House of Lords. He is an honorary Fellow of Merton College Oxford and holds honorary Doctorates and degrees from Sheffield University, Liverpool University, Sheffield Hallam University, Liverpool John Moore University and Royal Holloway University, London. He holds a MA(Oxon) in Jurisprudence, an MBA and a Diploma in Criminology from Cambridge University. He is a Non Executive Director with the Cabinet Office.