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Appointments to the School Teachers’ Review Body

New appointments in the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) which looks at pay, duties and working time of teachers in England and Wales.


Following a successful recruitment process, John Lakin and Michael Redhouse have been appointed to the School Teachers’ Review Body from 1 September 2017. John Lakin will be commencing his first term, while Michael, who has already served one 3-year term, will be joining to serve for a second 3-year term.

Dr Patricia Rice has also been reappointed as the Chair of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) for a second 3-year term to end in September 2020.

The STRB provides independent advice to the government on pay and conditions for teachers and school leaders in England and Wales.

Appointments process

The appointments process was run in accordance with the code of practice issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments and was made on merit.

All 3 members confirmed that they have no political activity to declare.

All appointments to the STRB are prime-ministerial appointments.


John Lakin

John is currently an independent management consultant and a non-executive board member of CAFCASS, where he is Chair of the Performance Committee and Vice Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. Prior to this John was at PwC for 23 years where he was a partner, Head of Education Consulting and Head of Public Sector Policy, Research and Economics.

Michael Redhouse

Mike Redhouse is currently Principal of EMES Consulting which he founded in 2002, helping many major organisations with their remuneration and benefits issues. Mike graduated in mathematics from the Open University, and his career included spells as a full equity partner at Diageo. Mike currently serves as a member of the Remuneration Board of the Welsh Assembly.

Dr Patricia Rice

Dr Rice has previously served on the STRB as the economist member. Dr Rice is a senior research fellow and the Associate Head for Research in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, where she specialises in labour economics.

Published 15 September 2017