Margaret Gilmore

Margaret Gilmore is a writer, broadcaster and analyst specialising in homeland security, the media, and the environment. She has co-written a book entitled The Terrorist Hunters with Andy Hayman, formerly the senior police officer in charge ofUK counter-terrorism, which is the first definitive account of the terrorist threat to theUK in the past five years, and was published in October 2009 by Bantam Press.

She is also a Senior Research Fellow with the leading security think tank RUSI (Royal United Services Institute), the 2008 think-tank of the year, where she specialises in homeland security, terrorism and the 2012 Olympics Games.

Margaret has been an authoritative face on our TV screens for 19 years, respected for her writing and broadcasting and her specialist knowledge and analytical skills. She continues to write, give speeches and advise private and public sector organisations. During a distinguished career in television, radio and newspapers she spent seven years as senior Home Affairs Correspondent for BBC News. Before that she was Environment and Agriculture Correspondent. She’s also worked on Newsnight and Panorama and has won a number of major awards. She’s now a Non-Executive Director sitting on the Boards of the Food Standards Agency and the Meat Hygiene Service.

Margaret also chairs conferences and seminars and is a highly skilled conference facilitator and after dinner speaker. She has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.