Templar Executives are delighted to announce that Adrian Leppard QPM, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2016 Birthday Honours list. This is a great recognition of Adrian’s career in public service.

Adrian served as the Commissioner of the City of London Police before retiring and joining Templar as a Director in January 2016.  As Commissioner, Adrian was the national policing lead for economic crime and worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the Cyber threat and build national strategies to combat this new crime phenomenon.

Under his leadership, the City of London Police became the national reporting centre of fraud and Cyber crime, with the convergence of intelligence helping to shape national enforcement and prevention strategies.

Andrew Fitzmaurice the CEO of Templar Executives commented, “We are extremely proud to have Adrian working on the Templar Team and share our congratulations for a well-deserved honour. His commitment to protecting society and targeting those responsible for committing crimes has given him a unique knowledge into how government organisations and businesses can take proactive steps to protect themselves especially from cyber crime and he continues to apply this expert insight in his current role.”

Adrian joined Surrey Police in 1984 and developed a career as a detective specialising in serious and organised crime investigations, including contract killings and the world’s largest cash robbery of £53m.

He served as a Chief Officer in Kent Police for five years before taking up his final role as Commissioner of the City of London Police in January 2011.

During his time as Commissioner he formed part of the UK Government’s strategic approach to organised crime and the Cyber threat. He has provided evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees and is a regular speaker on Cyber crime at international industry forums.  He completed a Master’s degree in 2000 and was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List.

Retired Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard said, “I feel absolutely honoured to receive such recognition. Policing is an immensely rewarding profession and it has been my pleasure to lead some amazing people who have given their all for their communities. In particular, the officers and staff of the City of London Police who have been tireless in their efforts to protect us all from Cyber crime. This award is in recognition of those great people I have had the honour to work with throughout my policing career.”

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