Lord (Ian) Blair QPM

Former Commissioner of the Police (Retired)

Biography

Ian Blair was a police officer for 35 years, joining the Met as a constable in 1974 and ending as Commissioner there in 2005-8. In the late 1990’s, he was a senior officer in the Thames Valley Police. He now sits as a cross-bench peer in the House of Lords. He lectures across the world on leadership and motivation, with a particular emphasis on the strength that comes with diversity. In other parts of his life, he chairs a small company, does charitable work and tries to keep fit by playing tennis and skiing, both rather poorly and not at the same time. He reads voraciously, principally biography and history. He is married and has two children in their twenties.

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