Former London Police Chief and his wife

His father wanted him to have a British education, so he sent him to boarding school in West Sussex and he then went on to study law at London’s City University. His police career began in genteel Henley-upon-Thames in 1986. From the start, he was tipped for the top, and alongside his job, he managed to find time to study for an MA and then a doctorate. Once a chief inspector, he was made an adviser to the home secretary on race issues, before being transferred to the Met – and promoted to superintendent – in 1999.