Member and Member

Paul Leighton



Paul Leighton has been re-appointed as a member of the Police Remuneration Review Body and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review body. His re-appointment is due to commence on 11 December 2017 and end on 31 August 2019.

Currently a Non-Executive Director on the Prison Service Management Board for Northern Ireland and Chair of its Audit Committee. Paul retired as Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in May 2009. He worked in policing in both Northern Ireland and the north east of England and from late 1994 to early 1996 he was seconded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), where he assisted in the inspection of a number of English police forces. Since 2009 Paul has taken on a portfolio of appointments, including the Hillsborough Independent Panel dealing with issues arising from the Hillsborough football tragedy, and in 2010 was appointed to the Prisons Review Team looking at all aspects of prisons in Northern Ireland. He has also served temporarily as Non-Executive Director on the Board on the Northern Ireland Forensic Science Service.

Register of interest are disclosed here.


Members of the National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body are responsible for:

  • making recommendations on the pay and allowances of National Crime Agency (NCA) officers designated with operational powers
  • considering written evidence from the Home Office, the NCA, trades unions and other interested parties
  • conducting research on pay and related matters
  • visiting the NCA to meet NCA officers with operational powers and management to gather information and views on pay and related issues


The member of the PRRB is responsible for providing independent advice to the government on pay and conditions for police officers at or below the rank of chief superintendent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.