1 September 2022

FACT have today announced the appointment of Ian Dyson QPM, the former Commissioner of the City of London Police, to its board as a Non-Executive Director. His appointment will take effect from 1 September 2022.

Ian Dyson joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983 and later served as Assistant Chief Constable with Surrey Police. He has held all three top ranks in the City of London Police, culminating in six years as Commissioner.  As a chief officer, he was the national police lead on Economic Crime, Business Crime, Cybercrime, and Information Technology.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2016 and retired from the police after 38 years of service in January 2022.

FACT CEO Kieron Sharp said: “It is my great pleasure to welcome Ian to our Board. Ian has led the City of London Police with distinction and dedication, qualities he demonstrated throughout his police career. His commitment to fighting crime, in particular fraud and cybercrime, and his experience in so many fields of policing, will be a great asset to FACT and our evolving areas of business”.

FACT Chairman Mike Barley added:

“Ian’s track record in policing over 38 years speaks for itself. We are fortunate to be able to welcome him to the FACT Board where we will be able to utilise his skills and knowledge to help us to take the company forward”.

Ian Dyson said:

“I am delighted to be joining the FACT Board. I have seen from afar and close up the great work that has been done by FACT over many years and I am really looking forward to contributing to further success”.


About Ian Dyson

Ian Dyson has spent most of his life in London. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983, working across a range of different disciplines. For eleven years, Ian was a public order cadre-trained senior officer with extensive experience in commanding the policing of large public events. In June 2008, Ian joined Surrey Police as Assistant Chief Constable overseeing some of the highest confidence levels in the country and improving neighbourhood policing.

In September 2010, Ian joined the City of London Police as Commander becoming the chief officer lead on Economic Crime and expanding the Forces national fraud responsibilities. He was also the National Police lead for Contact Management and led the national rollout for the 101 non-emergency number. Two years later he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner leading business change, leadership, and performance within the Force.

Ian Dyson was promoted to Commissioner in January 2016 and was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year Honours 2016.

Commissioner Dyson was the National Police Lead for Economic Crime, the National Police Lead for Business Crime, the National Police Lead for Information Technology within policing, and the National Lead for cybercrime.

Ian retired from the Police Service after 38 years in January 2022.

About FACT

 FACT is the UK’s leading intellectual property protection organisation protecting brands and businesses from intellectual property crime

FACT is at the forefront of the fight against intellectual property crime in the UK and internationally, specialising in protecting both physical and digital content. FACT leads the way in tackling digital piracy on behalf of rights holders and content creators. www.fact-uk.org.uk .

Our intelligence-led approach has enabled FACT to expand into other areas, including investigations, digital forensics, and due diligence services.


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