DBS Board Chairman

Bill Griffiths


Bill Griffiths has been the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) board chairman since 1 December 2012.

Bill Griffiths was also a non-executive at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

DBS Board Chairman

Some of chair’s responsibilities at the DBS include:

  • formulating the DBS board’s strategy, discharge its statutory duties, and lead the board in overseeing the timely production of realistic business and forward plans
  • monitoring in-year performance and examining change proposals with rigour to maintain focus on delivery
  • ensuring that the DBS board, in reaching decisions, takes proper account of guidance provided by the responsible Minister and sponsor department
  • ensuring that DBS board members adhere to the code of practice for members of Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies

Previous roles in government

  1. Non-executive

    • 2012 to 2015