Dr Bill Kirkup CBE will be the lead investigator for the joint Department of Health and West London Mental Health Trust investigation into the involvement of Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor Hospital.
Dr Kirkup was acting chair and a member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel which recently published its findings into the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster and has led numerous service reviews within the NHS. He has had a distinguished career as a public health consultant and as Associate Chief Medical Officer at DH and Director General of Clinical Programmes.
The oversight panel will consist of seven members with expertise in mental health services and safeguarding:
chairman - Nigel McCorkell, Chairman of West London Mental Health NHS Trust
vice-chairman - Bruce Calderwood, Director of Mental Health Policy DH
independent non-executive director - John Bacon, Chairman Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
NHS London/NHS Commissioning Board/National Trust Development Authority - Victoria Man
safeguarding lead - Zoe Johnstone, Bracknell Forest local authority
representing service users - Paul Jenkins, CEO Rethink