Phil Gormley to be named new Police Scotland chief constable

Written by Alan Robertson on 2 December 2015 in News

Former NCA deputy director general comes out on top in three-man shortlist

The former deputy director general of the National Crime Agency, Phil Gormley, will be named as the new Police Scotland chief constable later.

Gormley, a former chief constable of Norfolk Police, will succeed Sir Stephen House after his departure earlier this week.

He was one of three to be interviewed for the post alongside Police Scotland deputy chief constables Iain Livingston and Neil Richardson.


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An official announcement is expected later today after news reports revealed the appointment this morning.

Holyrood understands the shortlisted candidates had not been informed of the outcome before reports emerged earlier today.

Gormley left the NCA in the last few months after announcing his decision to retire in March of this year.

He led Norfolk Constabulary between 2010 and 2013 and worked for the Metropolitan Police for four years before that. 

Sir Stephen House announced in August his intention to stand down, triggering a recruitment process.

Six applicants had put their names forward to replace House as chief constable. No women applied for the post.

Holyrood revealed last month that Gormley, Livingstone and Richardson were the three shortlisted, with interviews taking place last week.

New Scottish Police Authority (SPA) chair Andrew Flanagan chaired the selection panel, with a member of SOLACE and the Scottish Government’s director-general for learning and justice, Paul Johnston, among those who will sat on it.

The starting salary for the post is £212,280 with no bonus.




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