The Metropolitan Police Authority has appointed two new Assistant Commissioners to Scotland Yard.
Mark Rowley, currently Chief Constable of Surrey, and Simon Byrne, Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, will join the Met on five year contracts.
The pair were appointed after interviews by a panel of MPA members.
MPA Chair Kit Malthouse said:“On behalf of the MPA I welcome Mark and Simon to the Metropolitan Police Service. While all the candidates interviewed had their individual strengths, both Mark and Simon excelled in interview and impressed the panel with their knowledge and experience.
“As Assistant Commissioners they will be expected to play a significant role within the Met, ensuring its officers make London a safer city for us all.”
The appointments were welcomed by Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe who advised the interview panel.
Welcoming the pair to his team, the Commissioner said: “From the interviews it was very clear that Mark and Simon bring with them huge levels of operational experience.
“I am really pleased to be able to welcome them to the Met and know that their appointment will help the Met deliver our aim of world class policing that Londoners can be proud of.”
The role of Assistant Commissioner has an annual starting salary of £181,455.