5 Facts About Phil Gormley

1. At the time Phil Gormley was head of Special Branch and secretary of the Association of Chief Police Officers' terrorism committee, which oversaw Kennedy's disgraced and now disbanded unit, the NPOIU.

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2. In 2006, Phil Gormley had the appropriate rank to sign off authorisation for Kennedy's deployment.

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3. In 2005, Commander Phil Gormley was given the responsibility of overseeing the merger of Special Branch with Anti Terrorism Branch into a joint unit—the Counter Terrorism Command.

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4. On 2 December 2015, it was announced that Phil Gormley would be the next Chief Constable of Police Scotland.

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5. In 1985, Phil Gormley began his policing career as a constable with Thames Valley Police.

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