National Strategic Board Members

The Strategic Board sets the direction for the National Police Air Service and holds the lead Local Chief Constable to account for the operational delivery of the service, on behalf of the other police bodies of England and Wales.

Here is a list of the National Strategic Board members, and the regions they represent (updated December 2021):

North East Region

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison, Humberside
Chief Constable vacancy

North West Region

Chief Constable Mark Roberts, Cheshire Constabulary
Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer, Cheshire Constabulary

West Midlands Region

Chief Constable Debbie Tedds, Warwickshire Police
Police and Crime Commissioner Ben Adams, Staffordshire

East Midlands Region

Chief Constable Rachel Swann QPM, Derbyshire Police
Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones, Lincolnshire

Eastern Region

Chief Constable Ben Julian-Harrington QPM, Essex Police
Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye, Bedfordshire

London Region

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Laurence Taylor, Metropolitan Police Service
Head of Operational Oversight for Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime Robin Merrett, London

South East Region

Chief Constable Jason Hogg, Thames Valley Police
Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend, Surrey (Chair)

South West Region

Chief Constable Catherine Roper, Wiltshire Police
Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Wilkinson, Wiltshire


Chief Constable Pam Kelly, Gwent Police
Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn, Dyfed-Powys