Members of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB), how they are appointed and board meeting minutes.
The board has corporate responsibility for ensuring that the YJB fulfils its strategic objectives, which are agreed with the Secretary of State for Justice, and for ensuring the efficient and effective use of staff and other resources.
The chair and board members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice.
Our board members bring in experience and knowledge of areas including:
- local councils
- voluntary sector
- youth justice and other youth services
- health services
Charlie Taylor became Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales in March 2017. You can read his profile to find out more.
Alan Wood was the Chair of the Youth Custody Improvement Board and is a former president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services.
Brian Tytherleigh is the former Director of Operations at the National College for Teaching and Leadership. He has also worked for the Teaching Agency and the Children’s Workforce Development Council. He is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Committee at the Children’s Commissioner’s Office.
Dr Carol Homden CBE
Dr Homden was Commercial Director at the Prince’s Trust before becoming Chief Executive of Coram - the oldest Children’s charity in the UK – in 2007. She is Chair of the National Autistic Society.
Christine Davies CBE
Christine Davies was the chief executive of the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services and formerly the director of children’s services, Telford & Wrekin council.
David Banks is a chartered accountant and senior manager with over 35 years experience in the private sector, specialising in the provision of criminal justice and security services nationally and internationally.
Dr Gillian Fairfield
Dr Fairfield is an experienced NHS chief executive, currently for Brighton and Sussex University Teaching Hospitals. She qualified as a doctor in 1981 and has had a long career in health.
John Wrangham MBE DLL TD
John Wrangham is an experienced manager in Community Care and Children’s Services, and former Group Director of Social services and Housing for Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. John was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study youth justice in America.
Neil Rhodes is former chief constable of Lincolnshire Police, with a background in criminal justice reform and the rehabilitation of young prolific offenders.
Rob Butler JP
Rob Butler was vice chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board of HMP YOI Feltham, and was a member of the Youth Custody Improvement Board. He is a magistrate in west London where he chairs the youth panel, and is a former television journalist.
Seamus Oates is an experienced executive headteacher, with expertise in the field of alternative provision, and also a member of the Tri-Borough Youth Offending Team Management Board and a designated national leader of education.
Dr Tony Sewell CBE
Dr Sewell is the CEO of Generating Genius, an organisation which uses science and engineering to steer black boys towards higher education. He was appointed by Boris Johnson to chair the Mayor’s Education Inquiry into London schools.
Board meeting minutes
The board meets regularly throughout the year.
September 2017 (PDF, 116KB, 6 pages)
June 2017 (PDF, 130KB, 8 pages)
March 2017 (PDF, 119KB, 6 pages)
November 2016 (PDF, 94.7KB, 5 pages)
May 2016 (PDF, 119KB, 8 pages)
February 2016 (PDF, 125KB, 10 pages)
November 2015 (PDF, 121KB, 8 pages)
August 2015 (PDF, 113KB, 8 pages)
May 2015 (PDF, 110KB, 10 pages)
February 2015 (PDF, 115KB, 11 pages)
November 2014 (PDF, 63.1KB, 13 pages)
September 2014 (PDF, 57.9KB, 11 pages)
June 2014 (PDF, 48.9KB, 8 pages)
May 2014 (PDF, 52.6KB, 9 pages)
March 2014 (PDF, 45.1KB, 7 pages)
February 2014 (PDF, 37.7KB, 5 pages)
December 2013 (PDF, 43.4KB, 6 pages)
October 2013 (PDF, 47KB, 8 pages)
July 2013 (PDF, 37KB, 7 pages)
June 2013 (PDF, 42.4KB, 4 pages)
March 2013 (PDF, 26.8KB, 4 pages)
January 2013 (PDF, 38.1KB, 5 pages)
December 2012 (PDF, 37.2KB, 5 pages)
Code of conduct for board members (PDF, 163KB, 7 pages)
YJB board register of interests (PDF, 264KB)
Executive Management Group
The YJB Executive Management Group (EMG) oversees delivery of the Corporate and Business Plan, reviews and monitors budgets, and identifies and manages risk.
Read the latest Annual Report and Accounts for more information on who they are and what they do.
Read the Framework document: Ministry of Justice and YJB (PDF, 187KB, 22 pages) . This document was drawn up by the Ministry of Justice with consultation with the YJB. It sets out the broad framework within which the YJB operates.
EMG register of interests (MS Word Document, 68.5KB)