October 18 2019

In the latest event in our ‘Exit Interview’ series, Sir George Hamilton, former Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland will reflect on his leadership journey in conversation with Nick Garbutt.

Sir George was the first local person appointed by a local Northern Ireland Policing Board to lead the PSNI, and had the unanimous support of all the political and independent members of the board for his appointment. He retired from policing in June 2019 after 34 years having served in Northern Ireland, England and Scotland.

Having commenced his policing career with the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Sir George was an active proponent for change through the transition of policing in Northern Ireland that lead to the creation of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

At this event, Sir George will explore some of the challenges he faced and his strategies for making progress and building coalitions. The discussion will deal with issues including leading transformation and achieving delivery; dealing with uncertainty and austerity; building staff engagement and embedding collaboration. The conversation will also explore personal highs and lows.

Guests will have the opportunity to engage in discussion at the event.


12.00 Lunch & networking opportunities

12.30 Exit Interview commences

13.45 Event concludes.


As part of your organisation’s membership of the Chief Executives’ Forum there is no charge to attend this event and light refreshments will be available on arrival.

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