David Bolt

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David Bolt was appointed as the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on 1 May 2015.[1]

Prior to 2001, for 25 years Bolt was a member of the Security Service (MI5), serving in a range of operational and policy roles, from Executive Officer to Assistant Under Secretary (Director).[1]

From 2001 to 2010 he edited the annual UK Threat Assessment of Organised Crime.[1]

He was Deputy Director General at National Crime Intelligence Service between 2001 and 2006, with responsibility for the Corporate Governance Division and Strategic Intelligence.[1]

Between 2006 and 2010 he was Executive Director of Intelligence at Serious Organised Crime Agency, with responsibility for knowledge management, tasking and co-ordination and covert collection.[1]

Mr Bolt spent five years as Chief Executive of the International Federation of Spirits Producers (IFSP) Ltd, which works to combat the counterfeiting of its members’ distilled spirits.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 New Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, takes up post, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, 6 May 2015.