Our governance

The main decision-making board and committees of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

OPG board

The board ensures that we meet the objectives in OPG’s business plan.

Members

Members make decisions as a group, not as representatives of any business area. Members are:

  • Alan Eccles, Public Guardian and Chief Executive (chair)
  • Dean Parker, non-executive director
  • Janet Grossman, non-executive director
  • Professor Anthony Shapira, non-executive director
  • Shaun Gallagher, non-executive director
  • Chris Jones, Head of Strategy and Business Development
  • Angela Johnson, Head of Practice and Compliance
  • Iain Dougall, Head of Operations
  • Karen Morley, Head of Corporate Services

OPG executive management committee

The committee makes and reports day-to-day decisions in OPG.

Members

Members are:

  • Alan Eccles (chair)
  • Steve Rider, Head of Chief Executive’s Office
  • Chris Jones
  • Angela Johnson
  • Iain Dougall
  • Karen Morley

OPG audit and risk assurance committee

The committee advises the principal accounting officer and the executive management board on:

  • risk management, control and governance processes
  • the statement on internal control
  • accounting policy and the accounts for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
  • planned audits
  • the results of internal and external audits
  • management responses to issues raised during an audit
  • anti-fraud policies, whistleblowing processes and details for special investigations
  • how well OPG meets the Ministry of Justice corporate governance rules

Members

Members are:

  • Dean Parker, non-executive director (chair)
  • Anne Fletcher, independent member
  • Professor Anthony Schapira, non-executive director
  • Alan Eccles

The committee meets 4 times a year. The minutes are available from the executive support team.

Email: opgexecsupportteam@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk