Dame Cressida has spoken at some of the discussions we have convened but she has no formal association with Cumberland Lodge. We do not pass on the contact details of past speakers and cannot always forward contact enquiries.
Dame Cressida Dick has been Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in London since 2017. She is the first woman to hold the role.
Cressida has 34 years of public service, the majority of which she has spent in policing. She has held leadership roles in each of the organisations she has worked in, the Metropolitan Police Service, Thames Valley Police, the National Police College and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Cressida has overseen a wide variety of high-profile and complex policing investigations spanning serious and organised crime, security and protection.
From 2011 to 2014 she was in charge of UK counter terrorism policing, leading operational security and counter terrorist operations for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.
In 2014 Cressida joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office senior leadership team. In February 2017 Cressida was appointed Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. Cressida is former president of the British Association of Women Police and has a Master’s Degree in Criminology from Cambridge.