David Bolt was appointed as the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on 1 May 2015.
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).
From 2001 to 2010 he edited the annual UK Threat Assessment of Organised Crime.
He was Deputy Director General at National Crime Intelligence Service between 2001 and 2006, with responsibility for the Corporate Governance Division and Strategic Intelligence.
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.
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.