Adele Downey


Adele Downey was the Chief Executive at the Disclosure and Barring Service. She was also an executive member of the DBS board.

Adele took on this role at the DBS in June 2016.

Before this role Adele held a variety of different positions including:

  • Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Corporate Services at DBS
  • Acting Chief Executive at the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)

Previous roles in government

  • Chief Executive and DBS Board Member