Ian Carter is a former Metropolitan Police Commander based at New Scotland Yard. For the last three years of his service he was the Director of Protective Security with responsibility for Aviation Security, the terrorism strand of the Olympic Games 2012 and was Secretary to the Association of Chief Police Officers Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee (ACPO TAM). His command included the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), the Police International Counter Terrorism Unit (PICTU), oversight of the police officers in the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) and the Metropolitan Police Security Coordinators (SecCo). He was also a senior police representative on the PROTECT strand of the Government's Terrorism Strategy, the Steering Group for the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the Oversight Group for JTAC.
As a Chief Police Officer, he strongly influenced numerous national policing strategies and policies and has worked with central Government to design key legislation, most notably in Police Reform, protective security and counter terrorism. After a 30 year police career, he has gone on to work as a management consultant and strategic advisor for PA Consulting, Deloitte and McKinsey & Co. He now is the Head of Risk Consulting at Source8, which is part of the Mitie Group.