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Changing Borders By Tony Smith

Changing Borders By Tony Smith


Category Autobiography, True Stories, Current Events, Asylum Seekers, Border Controls


About Changing Borders


Tony Smith CBE spent his career managing our UK border controls, from junior immigration officer to Head of the UK Border Force. He spent more than four decades in the front line of the conflict between those who argue for open borders and free movement and those whose focus is on building barriers. He played a prominent role in managing security on both sides of the Atlantic after the 9/11 attacks in North America. Along the way he has worked constantly to make controls more efficient, better informed and fairer, yet less vulnerable to abuse. After retirement in 2013, he became a prominent media spokesman on border control issues, from tackling legal immigration
crime, human smuggling and terrorist travel to managing borders through Brexit and beyond. This is his story.


About Tony Smith


Author Anthony John Smith CBE is a global border security consultant and former Director General of the UK Border Force. He was previously Gold Commander for the London 2012 Olympic Programme and Regional Director for London and the South East in the UK Border Agency.

He is a regular expert commentator on Global Border Management and Security Practices in UK media and chairs expert panels on border and immigration conferences around the world including the International Summit on Borders in Washington DC with former US CBP Commissioner Rob Bonner and at Secure Document World in London.


He became International Liaison Director at Borderpol in 2013 but resigned in 2016.

He is also the founder and chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA).


Tony Smith was appointed as a member of the Expert Panel to the Parliamentary Commission for Alternative Arrangements for the Irish Border in April 2019.


Published: 28 February 2022 Pages: 180 ISBN: 978-1-86151-062-4
Size: 5”x 8” / 127 x 203mm Price: £11.00 Format: Paperback

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