Lynne Owens reappointed as Director General of the National Crime Agency

The Home Secretary has announced the reappointment of Lynne Owens as Director General of the National Crime Agency. Lynne will remain in the post for a further two years from January 2021.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said, “Lynne is an outstanding Director General and I am pleased to confirm her reappointment. The NCA has a critical role to play in the fight against serious and organised crime. Lynne’s reappointment means the organisation will continue to benefit from her leadership at a crucial time in our collective mission to protect the public.”

Lynne Owens said, “I’m delighted to have been asked by the Home Secretary to continue to lead the National Crime Agency and the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime. It has been a true honour to lead this incredible agency for the past four and a half years, and I am immensely proud of our officers who do such a vital job in protecting the public.

“We have delivered some truly ground-breaking operations and successes against serious and organised crime ensuring the public are better protected as a result. Of course there is always more to do across the system which is why I am pleased to be asked to continue in my role. I look forward to continuing to lead and enhance the system response, ensuring we have the right tools and resources to keep people safe.”

Lynne Owens took up her post as Director General of the NCA in January 2016. During a career in law enforcement over 30 years, she has held a number of policing roles including Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Chief Constable of Surrey.