Our governance

The Parole Board’s Constitution, Management Committee, Senior Management Team and Sub-Committees.

Constitution

The Parole Board has a Constitution, approved by its members and Management Committee in April 2015, which explains its legal status and powers and the roles and responsibilities of its Executive Officers and Committees.

Parole Board Constitution

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Management Committee

The Management Committee meets at least eight times a year. It is responsible for:

  • Setting the Parole Board’s objectives and business plans
  • Reviewing key management information relating to the performance and operations of the Parole Board
  • Approving the Parole Board’s budget and annual accounts
  • Approving the Parole Board’s casework policy
  • Safeguarding the Parole Board’s independence and impartiality

The full Terms of Reference and Operating Procedures for the Management Committee are here:

Management Committee Terms of Reference - Parole Board

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Members

The Management Committee’s members are:

  • Professor Nick Hardwick, Chair
  • Martin Jones, Chief Executive Officer
  • Faith Geary, Director of Business Improvement and Development
  • Stephanie McIntosh, Director of Member Development and Practice
  • Miranda Biddle, Director of Operations
  • Cedric Pierce, Vice Chair
  • Dale Simon CBE, Non-Executive Committee Member
  • Caroline Corby, Non-Executive Committee Member
  • Simon Ash, Parole Board Member
  • Jodi Berg, Parole Board Member

Accounting Officer

The Chief Executive Officer, Martin Jones, is the Parole Board’s Accounting Officer (AO). The Accounting Officer is responsible for:

  • The day-to-day operations and management of the Parole Board
  • Safeguarding the public funds for which she has charge
  • Ensuring that those public funds are handled properly and in accordance with rules set out in Managing Public Money
  • Complying with reporting and accounting responsibilities to Parliament including giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee

Chair

The Chair of the Parole Board, Professor Nick Hardwick, is responsible for:

  • Communications between the Parole Board and the responsible Minister
  • Representing the Board in its dealings with its stakeholders and the general public
  • Ensuring that policies and actions are in accordance with the Parole Board’s legal responsibilities
  • Supporting and appraising the performance of the Chief Executive, the Management Committee and sub-committees.

Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team meets monthly and is responsible for:

  • Producing the Management Committee’s business plan, the corporate governance statement and the Parole Board’s budget
  • Monitoring performance and financial expenditure across the organisation
  • Reviewing the organisation’s risks 4 times a year so appropriate steps can be taken to manage them

Members

Members of the Senior Management Team are:

  • Martin Jones, Chief Executive Officer (Chair of SMT)
  • Stephanie McIntosh, Director of Member Development and Practice
  • Faith Geary , Director of Business Improvement and Development
  • Miranda Biddle, Director of Operations

Audit and Risk Committee

The committee meets at least 4 times a year and is responsible for:

  • Reporting the results of the internal and external audits to the chief executive
  • Advising the Parole Board on corporate governance and risk control, including information security

Members

The committee is made up of two of the Non-Executive Committee Members (one of whom is a qualified Accountant) and two Parole Board Members. They are:

  • Caroline Corby, Non-Executive Committee Member and interim ARC chair
  • Jodi Berg, Parole Board Member
  • Phillip Geering, Parole Board Member

Meetings are also attended by the Parole Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Justice Internal Audit representative and External Audit representative.

The full Terms of Reference and Operating Procedures for the Audit and Risk Committee are here:

Audit and Risk Committee Terms of Reference - Parole Board

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Standards Committee

The committee meets at least 4 times a year and is responsible for:

  • Advising on issues relating to the standard and quality of Parole Board members’ work.
  • Advising on issues relating to the support and development of Parole Board members.

Members

The committee is made up of one of the Non-Executive Committee Members, four Parole Board Members and the Director of Member Development and Practice. They are:

  • Dale Simon CBE, Non-Executive Committee Member & SC Chair
  • Roisin Hall, Parole Board Member
  • His Honour Judge Leslie Spittle, Parole Board Member
  • Nigel Bonson, Parole Board Member
  • Andy Dale, Parole Board Member
  • Stephanie McIntosh, Director of Member Development and Practice

The full Terms of Reference and Operating Procedures for the Standards Committee are here:

Standards Committee Terms of Reference - Parole Board

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Review Committee

The purpose of this committee is to ensure that the Parole Board has arrangements in place to review decisions to release offenders on parole licence and on temporary licence in cases where the offender is alleged to have committed a serious further offence. The committee meets at least 4 times a year.

Members

The committee is made up of the Parole Board Vice Chair, four Parole Board Members and three external members. They are:

  • Her Honour Judge Anne Molyneux, Parole Board Member & RC Chair
  • Joanna Homewood, Parole Board Member
  • His Honour Judge Anthony Bate, Parole Board Member
  • Jackie Craissati, External Member
  • Liz Calderbank, External Member
  • Malcolm Davidson, Parole Board Member
  • Robert McKeon, Parole Board Member
  • Caroline Corby, External/Non-Executive Committee Member
  • Stephanie McIntosh, Director of Member Development and Practice

The full Terms of Reference and Operating Procedures for the Review Committee are here:

Review Committee Terms of Reference - Parole Board

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