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Updated announcement from Dr Gillian Fairfield, DBS Chairman

An updated announcement from Dr Gillian Fairfield, who was appointed as DBS Chairman in December 2018.

Dr Gillian Fairfield, DBS Chairman

Dr Gillian Fairfield, Chairman of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), made the following announcement earlier this week:

“Adele Downey, DBS Chief Executive since 2016, will shortly be retiring. I am pleased to announce that Paul Whiting, Chief Finance Officer, will take on the role as the acting Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of DBS from 1 May 2019. Recruitment for a substantive Chief Executive is underway.

I am also very happy to announce the appointment of Samantha Durrant and Mary Cunneen as Non-Executive Directors of the DBS Board, from 1 April 2019. A third interim Non-Executive is soon to be announced. I look forward to working with all our new Board members.”

As a follow-up to this, a third interim Non-Executive Director has now been appointed:

“I am very happy to announce the appointment of David Banks as an interim Non-Executive Director of the DBS Board, from 8 April 2019. I look forward to welcoming and working with David.”

More information regarding our Non-Executive Directors and Board Members can be found in the Management section of our GOV.UK home page.

Published 8 April 2019