Tony Smith CBE
Global Border Management Consultant, Fortinus Global
Tony Smith retired as Director General of the UK Border Force in 2013, after completing over 40 years’ service in the UK Home Office, serving at all at all levels ranging from Executive Officer to Director General. He has the unique distinction of having served as Head of Borders in 2 different countries – Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the UK Immigration Service / UK Border Force.
He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the UK New Year’s Honours List 2013, for his services to the safety and security of the London 2012 Olympics. He is now a global border management consultant, Managing Director of Fortinus Global Ltd, and chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA).
He has given oral and written evidence to the UK Parliament Home Affairs Committee on various issues including the Irish Border, the UK Border’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic, and irregular maritime migration via the English channel.