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Press release: New Parole Board members announced

Parole Board

October 29
12:01 2019

The Secretary of State has approved the appointment of 48 members to the Parole Board, the re-appointment of one independent member and the extension of the appointments of 45 independent members.

The 48 new members comprise 27 independent, two retired judicial, 10 psychologist members and 9 serving judges. The independent, retired judicial and psychologist appointments follow the recent and highly successful recruitment campaign.

New appointments

Independent Members

The following list of appointees commenced their tenure on 1 October 2019 for a period of five years:

  • Maneer Afsar
  • Ifty Ahmed
  • Aysha Allibhaye
  • Richard Bayly
  • Zaiada Bibi
  • Sarah Bodell
  • Malcolm Brain
  • Derek Bray*Marcia Brooks
  • Lyn Cole
  • Rachel Craven
  • Damian Hughes
  • Akeel Hussain
  • Murad Hussain
  • Stephen Garrett
  • David Gravells
  • Sara Johnson
  • Michael Mellun
  • Jenny Mooney
  • Sukbinder Rai
  • Rachel Robertson
  • Joanna Hinds
  • Vicky Pails
  • Shubhada Patil
  • Rachel Pickering
  • Vinnett Walsh
  • Sheila Wright

In addition, Kate Nickels was appointed from 1 November 2018 for a period of three years.

Retired Judicial Members

The Secretary of State has appointed Stephen Silber and Timothy King for a period of five years, commencing on 1 October 2019.

Psychologist Members

The following list of appointees commenced their tenure on 1 October 2019 for a period of five years:

  • Rachel Atkinson
  • Taljinder Basra
  • Aimee Croft
  • Christopher Dean
  • Gerhard Fritz
  • Julia Houston
  • Noreen Shami
  • Sarah Snuggs
  • Claire Thompson
  • Victoria Tunbridge

Serving Judicial Members

The following list of appointees commenced their tenure on 1 October 2019 for a period of three years:

  • Bernadette Baxter
  • Rebecca Crane
  • Ruth Downing
  • David Farrell
  • Vanessa Francis
  • Andrew Jefferies
  • Anthony Lowe
  • Barbara Mensah
  • Elizabeth Smaller

Reappointments and extensions

The Secretary of State reappointed Sarah Wells for a further term of five years from 1st December 2019 until 31 January 2024.

The appointments of the members and panel chairs listed below have been extended for a period of two years from 1 October 2019:

  • Richard Baldwin
  • Jane Christian
  • Lucy Gampell
  • Ronno Griffiths
  • Glyn Hibberd
  • Heidi Leavesley
  • Brenda McAll-Kersting
  • Celeste Myrie
  • David Mylan
  • Aruna Walsh

Retired Judicial Member extension

The appointment of Edward Slinger as a retired Judicial Member and panel chair has been extended for a period of two years from 1 October 2019.

How Parole Board appointments are regulated

Appointments and re-appointments to the Parole Board are regulated - save for retired and serving judicial members - by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. These appointments have been made in

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