Dr Jane Martin CBE was appointed to the Committee on 1 January 2017 for a five-year term. Prior to taking up her role she was the Local Government Ombudsman and Chair of the Commission for Local Administration in England. She is also a lay member of the Board of the Office for Legal Complaints (the Legal Ombudsman).
Jane has extensive knowledge and experience of public service regulation. She has worked with local authorities across England as a consultant for the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government and was the first Executive Director of the Centre for Public Scrutiny. Prior to joining the LGO, Jane was Deputy Chief Executive at the Local Better Regulation Office and a Non-Executive Director of Coventry Primary Care Trust.