Deputy Director of Security Liaison,
The Royal Household
Fay Tennet has over 20 years experience within the security arena. She began her security career as a police officer attaining the rank of Chief Inspector in less than 15 years with her experience including Homicide and Major Crime; Firearms Commander; Community policing and Crime Prevention; Public Order; Major Events; Crisis Management and Resilience; Strategic Control Room management. Her leadership spans from small, specialist teams to large operational teams of over 300. Her policing experience spans both rural and urban geography as well as being seconded to the National Police Improvement Agency. She was the Vice President of the British Association of Women in Policing and has an interest in diversity in the security realm. In 2015 Fay joined the Houses of Parliament and was further promoted to Deputy Director of Security Operations bringing strategic leadership to a team of over 300 security staff providing 24/7 static, patrolling, command and control, search and screening. After nearly 6 years at Parliament, Fay was recruited to join the Royal Household where she is currently the Deputy Director of Security Liaison. Her work spans working closely with the Metropolitan Police (uniform and close protection) and the Home Office and her own team - the Royal Household specialist vetting and security clearance team; access control, physical and technical security. Her time at the Royal Household has been considerably challenging since she joined with the Platinum Jubilee; the late Queen's funeral and 10 days of ceremonial activity followed by the Coronation.