Chair of the IAP
Lord Toby Harris was made a Life Peer in June 1998 and is Vice-Chair of the Labour Peers. He is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Policing and Treasurer of the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM). He is also a member of the Joint Select Committee on the National Security Strategy.
He was a member of Haringey Council from 1978 to 2002 and was its Leader from 1987 to 1999, having previously spent five years as Chair of Social Services. He was Chair of the Association of London Government, representing the 33 local authorities in London, from its formation in 1995 until 2000, having previously chaired the Association of London Authorities. He was the first Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), during that period and a member of the Executive of the Association of Police Authorities from 2000 to 2006.