Our People

John Anthony MBE

John Anthony MBE

Meet our President

Andy Rooke

Andy Rooke

Meet our First Vice-President

Chris Lucas

Chris Lucas

Meet our Second Vice-President

CEO, Ian Thompson

CEO, Ian Thompson

Meet our CEO

Executive Members

Executive Members

Meet your Executive Members

Key Contacts

Key Contacts

Connect with our Administration, Finance, Events and Projects Leads

As a not-for-profit, user led association with charitable status, BAPCO is required to have a Board of Directors and Trustees who are responsible for the organisation. All our Directors are volunteers who have demanding day jobs within the Public Safety world.  We are grateful to them and to their employers for allowing them the time to perform these roles.

The Board is headed by the BAPCO President who is assisted by two Vice-Presidents.  Being President of BAPCO is an honour as well as a responsibility.  Board members are nominated to the role for three years, meaning one position comes up for reconsideration each year.  Any member of the association may be nominated for the Board as long as they have the support of their own organisation for the role and the commitment.

The Directors are supported by Executive Members. Six User representatives and six from the commercial world.  Other members may be co-opted if the Board considers it would benefit the association.  The Executive Members perform an important role by providing assistance and advice to the Board and CEO when necessary, particularly in relation to topics for events and other media.  They also have an important role in environment scanning and keeping the CEO informed of upcoming issues and opportunities based on their particular and often, specialist, knowledge of the sector.

Please visit the Past Presidents page to see the people who have performed the role and the Life Members page to see those considered as having made an outstanding contribution to British APCO.