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.