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Dr Keith Hellawell

non-executive chairman SmartWitness

Dr Keith Hellawell

Dr Keith Hellawell enjoyed a distinguished career in the police culminating in his appointment as Chief Constable of Cleveland and then West Yorkshire.

He then became New Labour’s Drugs Advisor, a role he quit in 2002 in protest over plans to downgrade the classification of cannabis.

Since then, he has forged a successful business career.

He was made a Doctor of Law by the University of Bradford in 1998. He was given honorary degrees by Leeds Met and Huddersfield universities in 1998.

He was recently appointed non-executive chairman of SmartWitness, Britain’s leading vehicle CCTV firm.