Philip Gormley named new Chief Constable of Police Scotland

Philip Gormley QPM

Philip Gormley QPM is to replace Sir Stephen House as chief constable of Police Scotland.

Mr Gormley, 53, was Chief Constable for Norfolk and director deputy general of the National Crime Agency.

He was formerly also commander of specialist operations at the Metropolitan Police as well as deputy chief constable ofWest Midlands Police.

Mr Gormley was paid a reported £260,000 a year at Norfolk. He will have to take a pay cut at Police Scotland, where the post pays a fixed salary of £212,280.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson welcomed Mr Gormley’s appointment.

He said: “I am pleased to approve the Scottish Police Authority’s appointment of Phil Gormley QPM as the new Chief Constable of Police Scotland.

“Mr Gormley brings with him a wealth of experience in policing communities across the UK, including an extensive background in counter-terrorism, and has previously held high-profile roles as Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary and deputy director general of the National Crime Agency.

“While Police Scotland has faced challenges, the fundamentals of policing in Scotland remain sound and I am confident that, under Phil’s leadership, the organisation will continue to develop positively in the months and years ahead. I look forward to working with Mr Gormley when he takes up his post early next year.”

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