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.

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